Joplin Crusaders are your 2015 CFL Champions!

The Joplin Crusaders have been selected to play for the 2015 AA National Championship. The Joplin Crusaders will face the Wenatchee Valley Rams out of Washington near Seattle area. The game will be August 1st in Highlands Ranch, Colorado kickoff around 4:00 pm. The Wenatchee Valley Rams put together a gofundme account for their organization as well. They have already raised $15k in 2 days. Help the Joplin Crusaders meet their financial goal and bring back their second straight National Championship. The Joplin Crusaders are currently 14-0 on the season and are ranked #1 in the Nation in AA ball.

August 1st, 2015

This is their 8th CFL Title in 15 years.
The Joplin Crusaders will be playing for the AA National Championship
in Denver, Co again this year.  The game will be August 1st.
Saturday August 1st, 2015
Kick off is: TBA
Gate opens at: TBA
3270 Redstone Park Circle, 
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Congratulation to the Joplin Crusaders 2014 Semi-Pro AA National Champions!
Thank you to all those that supported your home town Joplin Crusaders this season.  We not only won our 7th CFL title but we were selected to play in the National Championship in Denver, Colorado. The Joplin Crusaders went out to Denver, Colorado on August 2nd, 2014 to play the Undefeated New Mexico Miners for the National Title game.  The final score ended up Joplin Crusaders 41 vs New Mexico Miners 23. Thank you for your support in helping us to bring home a National Title to Joplin, Missouri and the Midwest!

Your 2014 Joplin Crusaders finished 14-0!
 2014 CFL Champions!
2014 AA Semi-Pro National Champions!
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 The Joplin Crusaders will be facing the Wenatchee Valley Rams out of Washington for the AA National Championship.  The team they will be facing is currently undefeated and the 4 time straight Washing Football League Champions.  They will face the Rams Saturday August 1st in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at Shea Stadium.  The Rams seem to be a great opponent to test the Joplin Crusaders 27-0 undefeated status.  They will use the air attack as well as their running game as they face the Crusaders.  This will surely be a good defensive battle as both teams haven't allowed a lot of points this season.   But the Joplin Crusaders offense have proven late in the season that they can get it done on the ground and the air.. This game was much needed for the Joplin Crusaders as well as the CFL, if the Crusaders can win again this year it should send a statement that the quality of teams in the CFL are the real deal. The Joplin Crusaders overall record to 12-0 and 11-0 in CFL league play. 

Make sure to come out on August 1st to support the Joplin Crusaders as they face the Wenatchee Valley Rams for the National Championship at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Don't miss this battle of these two top power house teams as the game Kickoff will be at 4:00 pm, address location is listed above in RED.  

2015 CFL Week 16 Score
Joplin Crusaders  44 vs. NWA Battle 6

2015 Season Passes Available!

Adults Season PASS — only $30

Adults Single Game Ticket — only $10

Youth Season Pass (Ages 0-16) — $10 

Youth Single Game Ticket — only $2

MSSU Students Season Pass w/ ID $10

MSSU Single Game Ticket — only $10

Military and Veterans Season Pass w/ID — FREE

For more information contact us by email or by
Phone 417-438-1234.

Stadium Location:
MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium
3950 Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801

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Southwest Missouri’s only 11 man Adult-Amateur Minor League Football team, the Joplin Crusaders are hoping to repeat last year's performance this year. As the Central Football League (CFL) has grown with several new teams this year. The Joplin Crusaders will have several new additions to their Division like the Tulsa Tornadoes, Kansas City Marshals, Rose Hill Zombies, Little Rock Duck, Arkansas Guardians, and the River Valley Reckoning to name a few.  The Joplin Crusaders home field will be at MSSU's Fred G. Hughes Stadium kickoff times will vary each week for this 2014 season so pick up one of our pocket schedules at one of our various sponsors.

The Joplin Crusaders finished last year 11-0 to make them the CFL League Champions They capped their season off with a National Bowl game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

In their 14th season, the Joplin Crusaders are happy to be competing in the Central Football League again this year. The Joplin Crusaders have high hopes to return to the CFL Championship game again this year. Winning will mean even more this year to the Crusaders with an opportunity for another National Bowl Game. They could be playing at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis or Dallas Cowboy's AT&T Stadium again if the Crusaders season goes well.

"In our 13 years as a team, we’ve been able to grow our roster substantially and have increased our competitiveness through a steady increase of wins during past seasons,” Coach Mike Sturgis said. "We have one Tradition as a Joplin Crusader, and that is We Win Ball Games. It’s a great foundation for success as a long-term organization that encourages men’s football and community involvement on and off the field. In my 37 plus years as a Coach I have never been happier to be part of an organization as I am right now; these men give their all every weekend. They are true weekend warriors!”

The Joplin Crusaders players do not get paid to play football; they play for the love of the game. They are all residents who grew up loving football and now make it a priority in their lives, along with family, jobs, church and school.

We are always looking for additional players. If you still want to tryout please contact us at

***MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium is located on (Duquesne Road)***

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