2020 Evangel Football News

  • Nine Crusaders Selected for All-Heart Football Honors
    December 14, 2020
    Headlined by Haaken Friend’s second-consecutive first-team selection, a group of nine Evangel football standouts were tabbed for Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division postseason honors, the league office announced Monday.
  • Crusaders Fall Finale With Graceland Cancelled
    November 09, 2020
    Evangel's upcoming fall football finale with Graceland, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 in Lamoni, Iowa, has been cancelled.
  • Crusaders Fall to CMU in Home Finale, 27-20
    November 07, 2020
    Despite a stout defense that turned in one of its best performances of the season, the Evangel football team dropped a 27-20 decision to Central Methodist Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
  • Crusaders Home Football Contest With Baker Postponed
    November 05, 2020
    Evangel's upcoming home football contest with Baker, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at Tiger Stadium, has been postponed.
  • Evangel Football Set to Host CMU Saturday in Ozark
    November 04, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders return to Tiger Stadium Saturday (Nov. 7) for the first of two consecutive Heart of America Athletic Conference home games, as the Central Methodist Eagles visit for a 1 p.m. contest.
  • Decker, Dennie Earn Heart Conference Honors After Win at MVC
    November 02, 2020
    After leading Evangel to its first Heart of America Athletic Conference victory of the season Saturday at Missouri Valley, Dyllan Decker and Josh Dennie were named Heart Conference Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, the league office on Monday. 
  • Crusaders Ride Fourth-Quarter Surge to 47-33 Victory Over MVC
    October 31, 2020
    Behind a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes from Dyllan Decker, the Evangel football team pulled out a 47-33 victory over Missouri Valley Saturday at Gregg-Mitchell Field.
  • Crusaders Ready for Road Test at Missouri Valley
    October 28, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders open the stretch drive of their 2020 season with a road trip to Marshall, Mo., for a 1 p.m. Heart of America Athletic Conference contest Saturday (Oct. 31) against the Missouri Valley Vikings at Gregg-Mitchell Field.
  • Crusader Comeback Falls Short Against MNU, 28-21
    October 24, 2020
    Despite battling back from a double-digit halftime deficit, Evangel dropped a 28-21 Heart South Divisional contest to MidAmerica Nazarene Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. Jairan Manning’s three-yard scoring run with 3:02 remaining in the game proved to be the difference, as the Pioneers notched their first victory of the season.
  • Crusaders Look to Bounce Back Saturday Against Pioneers
    October 21, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders return to Tiger Stadium in Ozark for a Heart of America Athletic Conference contest Saturday (Oct. 24) against the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers.
  • Crusaders Drop Heart Divisional Opener at Benedictine
    October 17, 2020
    Benedictine used a strong defensive effort and a big day from Rayshon Mills to hand Evangel a 24-6 setback in the opening game of Heart of America Athletic Conference divisional play Saturday afternoon at O’Malley Field.
  • Crusaders Open Heart South Division Play Saturday at Benedictine
    October 14, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders (1-2, 0-0) will travel to Atchison, Kan., for a 1 p.m. Heart of America Athletic Conference contest Saturday (Oct. 17) against the Benedictine Ravens (3-1, 0-0) at O’Malley Field.
  • Buckner Named Heart Conference Offensive Player of the Week
    October 12, 2020
    After helping Evangel rack up 517 yards of total offense and its first victory of the 2020 season Saturday, senior wide receiver Sam Buckner has been honored as the Big Game Heart Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Crusaders Ride Aerial Attack to Victory Over Clarke
    October 10, 2020
    Utilizing a high-powered passing attack that accounted for 395 of their 498 yards of offense, the Evangel Crusaders notched their first victory of the 2020 season with a 28-13 decision over the Clarke Pride Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
  • Evangel Looks to Take Down Pride Saturday in Ozark
    October 07, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders return to the gridiron Saturday (Oct. 10) for a 1 p.m. contest against the Clarke Pride at Tiger Stadium in Ozark.
  • Evangel vs Clarke Tickets for Saturday, Oct. 10 Now On Sale
    October 05, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Evangel Football single-game tickets for Saturday, October 10, against Clarke are now available online. Due to Heart of America Athletic Game Protocols home fans only will be allowed entry into events at this time. 
  • Evangel Football Game at Graceland Postponed
    October 01, 2020
    Evangel's upcoming football contest at Graceland, scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 3) afternoon in Lamoni, Iowa, has been postponed.
  • Evangel Primed for Road Test at Graceland
    September 30, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders will square off against the Graceland Yellowjackets Saturday (Oct. 3) at Hunstman Field in Lamoni, Iowa
  • Grand View Spoils Crusaders' Home Opener, 35-13
    September 24, 2020
    Grand View rode a dominant passing game and a shutdown defensive effort to a 35-13 victory over Evangel Thursday evening in the Crusaders' 2020 home opener at Tiger Stadium.
  • Crusaders Set to Open Home Slate Thursday Against Grand View
    September 23, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders open the home portion of their 2020 schedule Thursday (Sept. 24) evening against the Grand View Vikings — the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division champions and NAIA national semifinalists from a year ago.
  • Evangel Football Falls at Culver-Stockton to Open Season
    September 19, 2020
    CANTON, Mo. – The Evangel football team opened its long-awaited 2020 season Saturday with a 34-17 loss to Culver-Stockton, as the Wildcats scored 18 unanswered fourth-quarter points to topple the Crusaders for the first time in six years.
  • Evangel Opens 2020 Football Season Saturday at Culver-Stockton
    September 17, 2020
    The Evangel Crusaders will open their 44th season of varsity football Saturday (Sept. 19) with a Noon (CDT) road contest against the Culver-Stockton Wildcats at Ellison Poulton Stadium in Canton, Mo.
  • Evangel and Clarke Season Opener Postponed to Oct. 10
    September 04, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The upcoming Evangel football game against Clarke University, originally scheduled for Sept. 12, has been postponed. The difficult decision for the postponement was decided by each institution's president on Friday.
  • Evangel Football Completes 2020 Coaching Staff
    September 03, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel Football head coach Chuck Hepola announced the final pieces to his 2020 coaching staff Thursday, with the appointments of former Crusaders Chase Gehring, Ethan Smith and Jermaine Walker to assistant coaching positions.
  • Lee Selected as William V. Campbell Trophy Nominee
    August 31, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel senior running back Darrius Lee has been nominated for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded annually by the National Football Foundation to the nation's top football scholar-athlete.
  • Heart Conference Releases Return to Play Guidelines
    August 24, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Heart of America Athletic Conference Council of Presidents (COP) has approved the Heart Promise, a detailed document that provides guidelines to each member institution on returning to play for the upcoming season.
  • Evangel Adjusts Kickoff Time for Season Opener
    August 14, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Evangel University announced game time change for its 2020 season opening football contest against Clarke on Sept. 12. The Crusaders and Pride will now kick off the new season with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Tiger Stadium in Ozark, Mo.
  • Crusaders Tabbed Third in Heart Preseason Football Poll
    August 05, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel Crusaders football team has been picked to finish third in the 2020 Heart of America Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league office announced Wednesday.
  • Heart of America Doubles-Down on Fall 2020 Start
    July 31, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner, Lori Thomas, has confirmed that the Heart still intends to resume play this fall according to the guidelines established by the NAIA Council of Presidents (NAIA-COP), the Heart Council of Presidents (COP), and the Heart Task Force.
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