Crossroads looking for senior players to contribute

 

Crossroads football coach Rusty Fullerton talks to his team.

BIG RAPIDS — Seniors like Hunter Walsh hope to give Crossroads football program major contributions this season.

“As a senior group I expect them to lead by example this year,” Crossroads coach Rusty Fullerton said.

Walsh (5-foot-9, 160 pounds), said he’ll be starting out at quarterback this week and then goes back to fullback.

He was quarterback last season for a Crossroads team. which won two games.

“The team is looking good,” he said. “We’re happy with our numbers. We’re looking into dominating this season and improving.”

On offense, “my strength is the heart to never give up, and my hitting power,” he said, adding as a runner “I can see a hole.”

He expects to be a cornerback on defense.

“I’ll probably make a few tackles here and there and (defend) the pass,” he said.

Crossroads will be at Genesee for a scrimmage on Aug. 23, and opens the season at Burr Oak on Aug. 29.

“We’re going to be quick and strong,” Walsh said.

Fullerton was an assistant coach last year and enjoys familiarity with the players,” Walsh pointed out.

 

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John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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