The Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders defeated the Trinity (TX) Tigers, 13-3, on Nov. 20, as Matthew Postins of the College Football America Yearbook staff covered the game in Belton, Texas.
Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
The Crusaders and Tigers played in the first round of the Division III playoffs.
In what was a largely defensive showdown, the Tigers and the Crusaders played a close game that was finally decided in the final minutes of the contest, as Aphonso Thomas scored the only touchdown on a 17-yard run for the Cru with 2:05 remaining. To that point, the Tigers and the Crusaders had traded field goals on a windy day. The Cru had missed two field goals, and both teams had turnovers. Trinity’s defensive line made things difficult for UMHB’s passing game, while the Cru defense made every yard gained by the Tigers tough sledding.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.