The CRFL owners held the first of three offseason board meetings this weekend. The focus of the first meeting was to begin the interview process of potential new league members and begin adding teams for the 2014 season.
The northwest Ohio Knights semipro football team captured a league title on Saturday, capping a season filled with emotion after the loss of its head coach.
The Maumee-based team won the Crossroads Football League championship with a dramatic last-second touchdown. The Knights defeated the Ohio Crush 21-20, scoring the game-winning touchdown with just 10 seconds left.
Knights 51 Raptors 0; Crush 20 Blitz 7; Raiders 52 Outlaws 40; Lions 28 Rockets 0(F); Lightning 28 Phoenix 0(F); Renegades 28 Patriots 0(F)
Week 10 Scores:
Knights 20 - Lightning 6
Blitz 21 - Lions 20 Lions have been eliminated from the playoffs
Crush 33 - Raiders 26
Crush are the Southwest Conference Champs and have secured first round bye.
Renegades(4-4) 35 - Raptors(3-4) 14 ;
Blitz (6-1) 30 - Lions (3-4) 6 ;
Crush (7-0) 40 - Rockets (1-7) 6 ;
Outlaws (1-6) 22 - Lions (3-2) 18 ;
Raiders (3-3) 14 - Rockets (1-5) 12 ;
Crush (5-0) 27 - Blitz (4-1) 17 ;
Lightning (6-0) 47 - Renegades (4-2) 0 ;
Knights (6-0) 28 - Phoenix (F) 0 ;
Raptors (3-3) 28 - Patriots (F) 0
Week 5 Scores -
Lightning(5-0) 28 Raptors(2-3) 0 ;
Lions(3-1) 20 Raiders(2-3) 14 (OT) ;
Blitz(4-0) 34 Outlaws(0-6) 8 ;
Crush(4-0) 38 Rockets(1-4) 20 ;
Knights(5-0) 28 Patriots(0-5) 0(F) ;
Renegades(2-3) 28 Phoenix(1-4) 0(F) ;
Dave Caly Calabrese, owner of the Northwest Ohio Knights, passed away May 10, 2013. Rachel, who is co-owner of the team, will take over team ownership.
The Crossroads Football League had plans in 2012 to have an All Star Game vs the Interstate Football League, however after both league could not make those plans work, and the cost of the game was too much to host an inter-league Indiana vs Ohio game, the League would like to Announce the 2012 All Star Teams. Each team was allowed to automatically nominate 2 All Star players and submit an unlimited list of additional all star players. Then each State voted on the remaining opening positions for their State only and could not vote for their own players.
The 2012 playoffs are set. Teams will be playing for the Crossroads Football League Champions, Dave Colemen Trophy.
In the Indiana Conference the Revolution will travel to the Marion County Crusaders, kickoff is at 8pm at Lawrence Park, Lawrence, IN. The Tri-City Spartans will travel to the Indiana Cardinals, kickoff at 4pm at Portage Middle School, Fort Wayne, IN.
In the Ohio Conference the Tri-County Raiders will host the Midwest Force at 2pm West Elementary School, St. Marys, OH. The Ohio Crush will host the Fulton County Bengals at 4pm at Raynor Park, New Carlisle, OH.