Ducks quack their way to victory, win CRAFL Bowl VIII
by Jeff Magnia 6/20/2018
The Houston Ducks showed their defensive prowess by holding the top team in the state of Texas to eight points. The Ducks held the Victoria Hurricanes enroute to a 20-8 victory. This is the Ducks first champtionship within the CRAFL but they won last season in DTFA. Winning back to back championships is difficult especially against a team that you have played multiple times.
The Hurricanes and Ducks have played several times before with the Hurricanes/Victoria Texans victorious every time. This time though, on the eve of Corey Boyd retiring as head coach , and Showtime Williams retiring as a player. The Ducks put it all on the line to win it all.
Congratulations to the CRAFL Bowl VIII winners!!
Defense has dominated the league
by Jeff Magnia 3/25/2018
Defense was the tail of the tape this past weekend. Some teams offenses put up crazy points, but it was the defense that held the opposition to minimal points or none at all. In one game, the defense outscored the offense by scoring 42 points of their own in a runaway game in Houston. Check out the scores and standings after 5 weeks of play.
The midpoint of the season has been reached. With that being said, the CRAFL will take the weekend off to observe Easter Weekend. Players and fans alike will take time to enjoy the time off, rest their bodies and more importantly spend time with their families.
Standings don't lie, teams are pouring on the points
by Jeff Magnia 3/18/2018
With the midpoint of the season coming up, the numbers are astonishing. Three teams are still undefeated and if they continue to score at the high levels they have, we could see record breaking numbers. In the Metro North, the Houston Ducks are averaging 36.5 points per game. The Victoria Hurricanes, in the South having scored 140 points per game, are averaging 35 points per game.
The Texas Xtreme in the South Central is scoring 46.5 points per game and allowing 9.25 points. At this rate, the Xtreme can score 372 points for the season. Hard to tell if this is a semi pro record since official records aren't kept, but with that amount of points I expect to see the Xtreme deep into the postseason.
CRAFL is dominating state rankings
by Jeff Magnia 3/13/2018The Texas Minor League Football Rankings put out their latest rankings with the top 25 occupied by 11 CRAFL squads.
- Victoria Hurricanes at 1
- Leander Wolfpack at 5
- Houston Ducks at 9
- Texas Xtreme at 10
- South TX Armadillos at 15
- Fort Bend Storm at 17
- Texas Dark Knights at 18
- Lampassas Thunder at 20
- Capital City Bison at 22
- Texas Spartans at 23
- Houston Shuttle at 25
Lots of points scored in the CRAFL as week 2 has full tilt of games
by Jeff Magnia 3/4/2018
While there many blowouts in week 2, the game of the week seemed to go to the Texas Dark Knights hosting the Texas Raiders. The game was a close one as the Dark Knights came out a winner by six points. The final score: Texas Dark Knights 46, Texas Raiders 40. To see more scores from week 2 and the previous week, click here.
Season 8 of CRAFL kicks off with a few bumps
by Jeff Magnia 2/27/2018
Week one of the season did have it's challenges including the most annoying of any week, the weather. Increased downpour over the state of Texas put some games out of play due to dangerous field conditions. The Bison/Knights game along with the Bell Co. Raiders/Thunder games were postponed. Stay tuned to crafl.com and their Facebook page for updates on when they will be made up.
New season, new teams means the football just got real
by Jeff Magnia 2/22/2018
The eighth season of Crossroads Amateur Football League will begin soon with the arrival of some new faces within the league. Last season, there were only ten teams. League Commissioner Ruben Quintanilla was stressing quality football over quantity. This year, the Commissioner entered in 14 clubs under the CRAFL banner. Go to the teams page to see who is new.