Football and Soccer Lions roar to victories

Martinez sparks futbol, Golson lifts football team


WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Both versions of football; soccer and American football, produced exciting wins over the weekend for Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

The SAGU Lions futbol squad rolled to an impressive 4-1 triumph over Bethany College (Kansas) on Saturday afternoon. Danny Martinez scored a pair of goals as the team evened their record at 2-2-1.

The football Lions won in dramatic fashion. After building a commanding 14-3 lead midway through the fourth quarter, SAGU lost the ball, the momentum and the lead as Howard Payne University (Texas) seized the lead, 15-14, with 1:17 to play.

Sophomore quarterback Reid Golson then engineered a seven play, 63 yard drive to the end zone. After completing several passes, two to Nic Morphew and another to Sean Haynes, he capped the march with a 3-yard TD run off right tackle with only twenty-one seconds to play for a 21-15 victory.

Detailed reports of these games, complete with action photos, will be posted later today.

On Deck: Soccer team plays in Irving

The men's soccer team returns to the pitch on Tuesday when they play the University of Dallas at 5:00pm. The competition will be held on the Crusaders' Irving campus.

Lions Menu: Kangaroo on Saturday

The Lions' next football game is Saturday, September 17, in Sherman, Texas. There they will clash with Austin College. Kickoff is set for 1:00pm. Sherman is located 87 miles north of Waxahachie, just south of the Oklahoma border on highway 75.

The Kangaroos have won the past two meetings.