Carolina Crusaders High School Football

The Carolina Crusaders are a full-contact, 11-man, High School football team that competes in the Pioneer Football League. We offer Home School, Private School and Public School players from Mecklenburg, York and Gaston counties the opportunity to play JV and Varsity level football in a Christian environment.The JV team is for players 12 -14 years old and the Varsity team is for players 15-19 years old. No previous football experience is required to play for the Carolina Crusaders. Graduated players cannot play, you must be enrolled in middle or high school in order to be qualified to participate.

We are a parent driven organization. Parents are encouraged to participate in many ways including providing game day refreshments, operating as the chain crew, working the concession stand, and assisting in coaching.

Varsity Coaching Staff

Varsity Head Coach: Jeremy Ray –

O-line/ D-Line Coach: Brad Curtis

Defensive Coordinator: Shane Painter

Special Teams Coordinator: Herb Catoe

JV Coaching Staff

JV Head Coach: Tim Foster –

Defensive Coordinator: Thomas Howard

Assistant Coach: Warren Meeker

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All Carolina Crusaders Coaches are Heads Up Football Nationally Certified

Certification Includes the following key components

Concussion Recognition

Proper Equipment Fitting

Heat Preparedness and Hydration

Shoulder Tackling

Sudden Cardiac Arrest


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