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  Klamath Falls Crusaders (1998 - Present)

Years of Operation: 1998 - Present

 

Overall Record:  56-49

 

First Game: May 9, 1998 vs Rogue Warriors

 

First Win: May 16, 1998 vs Douglas Outlaws

 

Final Game:

 

League Affiliation:  

Oregon Football League (1998 - Present)

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner: Don Nelson and Dave McNiven (1999 - Present)

 

General Manager:

 

Coaches: Don Nelson (HC), Jason Allen (OC), Kent Taylor (DC), Jim Hardin, Gary Young

 

Home Field(s): Lowell HS, Mazama HS

Titles Won

 

2000 Oregon Football League Champions

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League


All-America

 

 

Two Klamath Falls football players that played for the distant Southern Oregon Timber Wolves founded the Klamath Crusaders Organization in 1996. Travel requirements and differences with the Timber Wolves management gave cause and motivation for these two players to found and organize a local team. Successful recruiting coupled with tremendous support from the community allowed the new team to get off to a great start. The Oregon Football League was formed a short time later and the Klamath Crusaders became one of the original charter members.

The Klamath Crusader Organization was initially fully owned and controlled by the players. Don Nelson and Dave McNiven came on the scene in 1999 and purchased both the Klamath Crusaders and the Merrill Stallions. Prior to the start of the 2000 season the new owners merged the Crusaders and the Stallions into one team keeping the Klamath Crusaders name. Don Nelson eventually, through a buyout, became the primary principle of the organization. The merging of the two teams and coaching staffs must have been the right thing to do because soon thereafter the Oregon Football League championship trophy became the property of the Crusaders. Season winning records became commonplace. The team has earned the opportunity to compete at the League National Tournament Level and has been nationally ranked in their league numerous times.
 

1998 Schedule/Results (1-6):

 
May 9 Rogue Warriors

13-21

May 16 Douglas Outlaws 7-0
May 23 Rogue Valley Blaze 14-20
June 6 Douglas Outlaws 8-29
June 13 Rogue Warriors 6-47
June 20 Rogue Valley Blaze 3-30
June 27 Rogue Valley Blaze* 3-30
   
1999 Schedule/Results (3-9):  
Mar 13 Merrill Stallions 6-9
Apr 17 Grants Pass Marauders 20-53
Apr 24 Rogue Valley Blaze 19-63
May 1 Grants Pass Marauders 17-16
May 8 Douglas Outlaws 12-13
May 15 Rogue Warriors 12-43
June 5 Douglas Outlaws 36-30
June 12 Rogue Warriors 12-56
June 19 Grants Pass Marauders 14-28
June 26 Rogue Valley Blaze 20-21
July 4 Merrill Stallions 35-18
July 17 Rogue Valley Blaze* 18-21
   
2000 Schedule/Results (6-2):  
Apr 15 Douglas Outlaws 14-0
Apr 22 Grants Pass Marauders 14-7
Apr 29 Rogue Warriors 9-48
May 6 Douglas Outlaws 7-12
May 13 Grants Pass Marauders W FFT
May 20 Douglas Outlaws 13-6
May 27 Rogue Warriors W FFT
June 3 Grants Pass Marauders 14-7
June 10 Rogue Warriors 19-0
June 17 Rogue Warriors ** 21-20
   
2001 Schedule/Results (5-4):  
Mar 17 Central Oregon Stampede 20-12
Apr 21 Rogue Warriors 18-0
Apr 28 Central Oregon Stampede 20-14
May 5 Douglas Outlaws 0-3
May 12 Rogue Warriors 6-13
May 19 Central Oregon Stampede 14-0
June 2 Douglas Outlaws 25-6
June 16 Douglas Outlaws ** 2-3
July 28 Willamette Valley Raiders 0-34
   
2002 Schedule/Results (5-4):  
Mar 30 Yamhill County Enforcers 12-6
Apr 13 Willamette Valley Raiders 7-32
Apr 20 Rogue Warriors 13-28
Apr 27  Douglas Outlaws 28-0
May 5 Central Oregon Stampede 28-6
May 11 Rogue Warriors 7-37
May 18 Douglas Outlaws 17-8
June 1 Central Oregon Stampede 8-31
June 15 Douglas Outlaws 18-0
   
2003 Schedule/Results (8-3):  
Mar 15 Umpqua Valley Knights 44-0
Apr 12 Northwest Timberwolves 35-20
Apr 19 Southwestern Oregon Raiders 34-14
Apr 26 Rogue Warriors 17-14
May 5 Eugene Red Dragons 40-0
May 10 Central Oregon Stampede 25-0
May 17 Umpqua Valley Knights 19-6
May 31 Columbia River Coyotes 14-47
June 7 Rogue Warriors 6-43
June 21 Rogue Warriors * 8-14
June 28 Northwest Timberwolves 20-12
   
2004 Schedule/Results (6-3):  
Apr 3 Siskiyou Savages 52-0
Apr 10 Rogue Warriors W FFT
Apr 17 Columbia River Coyotes 51-6
Apr 24 Central Oregon Stampede 12-21
May 8 Oakridge Timberwolves 47-0
May 15 Southwestern Oregon Raiders 34-7
May 22 Umpqua Valley Knights 44-6
June 5  Eugene Dragons 9-12 OT
June 12 Umpqua Valley Knights * 6-0
June 19 Eugene Dragons * 6-47
   
2005 Schedule/Results (6-4):  
Mar 26 Eugene Dragons 26-19
Apr 2 Central Oregon Stampede 9-10
Apr 16  Rogue Warriors 20-30
Apr 23 Columbia River Coyotes 43-0
Apr 30 Southwestern Oregon Raiders 62-12
May 7 Siskiyou Savages 48-0
May 14 Umpqua Valley Knights 14-0
May 21 Central Oregon Stampede 28-35
June 4 Central Oregon Stampede * 26-13
June 18 Rogue Warriors ** 6-17
   
2006 Schedule/Results (4-4):  
Mar 25 Rogue Warriors 18-12 OT
Apr 1 Oregon Outlaws 14-24
Apr 8 Salem Monarchs 6-11
Apr 15 Southwestern Oregon Raiders 17-16
Apr 22 Umpqua Valley Knights 44-7
Apr 29 Columbia River Coyotes 46-6
May 6 Central Oregon Stampede 14-30
May 20 Siskiyou Savages 8-26
   
2007 Schedule/Results (5-3):  
Mar 17 Columbia River Coyotes 51-6
Mar 24 Oregon Monarchs 27-10
Mar 31 Siskiyou Savages 20-14 OT
Apr 7 Southwestern Oregon Raiders 54-8
Apr 14 Oregon Outlaws 6-24
May 5 Umpqua Valley Knights 20-17
May 12 High Desert Lightning 0-29
May 19 Rogue Warriors 7-49
   
2008 Schedule/Results (3-5):  
Mar 29 High Desert Lightning 8-34
Apr 12 Springfield Buzzards 16-32
Apr 19 Rogue Warriors 20-26 OT
Apr 26 Umpqua Valley Knights 14-46
May 3 South Coast Storm 34-19
May 10 Oregon Outlaws 20-41
May 17 Columbia River Coyotes W FFT
May 31 Vancouver Vipers 35-34
   
2009 Schedule/Results (4-4):  
Mar 14 @ High Desert Lightning 39-7
Mar 21 @ Springfield Buzzards 18-24
Mar 28 - Vancouver Vipers 26-12
Apr 4 - Umpqua Valley Knights 41-20
Apr 18 @ Rogue Warriors 0-34
Apr 25 @ Portland Monarchs 10-72
May 2 - Oregon Outlaws 14-18
May 9 - High Desert Lightning 40-0
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

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