The Columbus Football team has earned Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas after their 6-0 start to 2019, one year after going 1-8 in 2018.
The Titans, led by first year head coach Blake Burns, have exceeded many expectations coming into the year after having a rare down year last season. Quarterback Patrick Cassidy has been one of the better playmakers in Southeast Kansas so far in the first six games with 800 yards passing and 12 touchdowns through the air. He's also rushed for 360 more on the ground with eight scores. Gabe Martin, who started as a freshman last season, has had 443 yards on the ground this season to lead all Titan rushers and he's just a sophomore. Clay Saporito has 257 yards recieving this season with three scores for CUHS while Lynn Shallenburger has 205. Grayson Walden has also added 246 yards on the ground. Trent Smith leads the Titans in tackles with 49 while Martin has 45. Sylas Stone has also been credited with 34 stops this season. Saporito also leads the team with three interceptions while Kade Crain has two picks.
The Titans knocked off Parsons 42-13 on Friday before taking on league rival Galena this Friday. Columbus also has a week eight showdown left with Frontenac
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2019-2020 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the sixth consecutive season.
"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas”
"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."
Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter.
Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons.
Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up.
How to nominate?