North Greenville OL Jewl Bell (L) and LB Brandon Burger

North Greenville made its debut in the tough Gulf South Conference last season. The Crusaders won four of their first six games, including a win over 21st ranked West Alabama, but finished the season on a four game losing streak. The league coaches voted them seventh in the pre-season poll but coach Jeff Farrington is optimistic they can finish much higher than that. The Crusaders will open their season against instate Division Two rival Newberry Thursday night in Tigerville.

Coach Jeff Farrington

LB Brandon Burger and OL Jewl Bell