Evangel looks to get back to “standard of excellence”

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Evangel Crusaders will hit the road Saturday in hopes of beating Missouri Valley and grabbing their second win of the season.

The Crusaders are 1-4 after losing at home last week to Mid-America Nazarene.

Evangel fell behind in the first half to the Pioneers.

The Crusaders rallied in the second half, but ended up losing by a touchdown.

Missouri Valley is 1-3 and has lost three straight.

But Crusader coach Chuck Hepola says the focus is on getting his squad fixed.

“We have a standard here within our program of how we play and how we expect to play. And we have to get better. We have to get better as a football team. We have to get better as a football program. We have to get better as a coaching staff. At the end of the day you’re trying to become a better football player every day. And become a better football coach every day. So we’re just striving to do that. And try to get back to our standard of excellence. That’s one of the things that’s been a point of emphasis with our team and our coaching staff this week,” said Hepola.

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