VIDEO: Evangel football returns key players for 2018

Evangel comes off a 2017 season with a 7-4 record, finishing in a tie for first in the division. The Crusaders return a number of starters for the 2018 season, such as junior quarterback Cameron Hardesty, who threw for 17-hundred yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Running back Zayne Kyser also returns for his senior season after rushing for 532 yards and 4 touchdowns last year.

The Crusaders kick off the season on Thursday with Southwestern Assemblies of God.