Fredenburg, Cru return for home opener

Fredenburg, Cru return for home opener
Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 23:12:19-04

UMHB football coach Pete Fredenburg knows his team gets every opponent's best game, but when he returns for the Cru's home opener his club might be riding some momentum as well.

"Just being home is the big deal, I don't know that me being back will make a smidgen of difference," qualified Fredenburg, "But, being at home and getting in front of our home crowd is going to be really special."

Coach Fred says the difference will come in his enjoyment from being on the sideline, but his team says they want to play their best game for the head coach.

What does that mean? For starters, their offense has to be better at sustaining drives rather than relying on the big play.

"The way we define ourselves as a program is physical. Those long drives really tear a defense down and really make them tired," explained senior offensive lineman Colton Hall, "It's demoralizing for another team to really have to stay on the field for that long so it's important for our program to really be able to do that."

Defensively, that means the Cru finally getting their first shutout of the season.

"We try to make them turn the ball over as much as possible so the offense can put points on the board," said sophomore linebacker Akeem Jackson, "We want to put them in good situations to score. We don't like when people score on us it makes us mad really."

UMHB will get their chance to impress their head coach Saturday night against Southwestern University starting at 6 p.m.

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