BELTON, Texas- The UMHB football team made the trip back to Belton on Saturday afternoon, after claiming the Stagg Bowl title in a 57-24 victory over top-ranked North Central.

True To The Cru photographer Luke Zayas was on-site for the event, capturing all the action as the Crusaders returned home with the national championship trophy in hand.

Here are several of his photos, along with the video of head coach Pete Fredenburg’s speech at Cummins Fieldhouse.

For the photo gallery of the game against North Central, click here.

For the game story following Friday’s victory, click here.

Updates from the 2021 Stagg Bowl: UMHB vs. North Central

CANTON, Ohio- In the 2021 Stagg Bowl, the nation’s No.1 and No. 2 teams are set to battle at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, as Mary Hardin-Baylor (14-0) takes on North Central (13-0). The Crusaders won the 2018 national title, while the Cardinals claimed a victory in the 2019 Stagg Bowl. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CST, and can be seen on ESPNU or heard on 93.9 FM or 1330 AM. Follow for updates throughout the contest.

Back in contention: UMHB ready for Friday’s Stagg Bowl against North Central

BELTON, Texas- UMHB head football coach Pete Fredenburg has no qualms about his team’s preparation. Not when the Stagg Bowl, D-III football’s national championship game, is set for Friday. Not when multiple players arrive at the team facility to review film before the sun has risen on a Monday morning, just over 24 hours after arriving home from its 24-7 semifinal win at Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

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