Crossroads Begins Second Year Under Pedigo
BIG RAPIDS – Just two years removed from the program’s first postseason appearance, Big Rapids Crossroads enters a new season in a new league.
After going 5-5 and reaching an 8-man pre-regional in 2014, Crossroads went just 2-7 last season, earning wins over Manistee Catholic Central and Covert.
With only two seniors suiting up in 2016, the Cougars join the newly formed Midwest Central Michigan 8-player Football Conference, alongside Marion, Forest Area, Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian, Manistee Catholic Central, Brethren and Traverse City Christian.
"Just having a second year of knowing the system, it seems like it’s been implemented a lot easier this year compared to last year when we were trying to change everything totally over,” said second-year coach Scott Pedigo. “This year is just about kind of building things for the future. I mean, I think we’re just looking to be competitive, I think ultimately we can be more competitive. We were a two-win team last year and we’re hoping that we can you know build on that, it’d be nice to get a couple more wins, but overall we’re just trying to develop for the future."
Crossroads opens its season on the road at Manistee Catholic Central on Aug. 26. The Cougars picked up a 72-28 win over the Sabers a season ago. Crossroads closes out its year with a non-conference tilt with St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran (Oct. 22).