A little history was made Friday night north of Spokane as a small private school from Colbert added a brand new chapter to their athletic program.
Under the lights at the old Mead Middle School, the Northwest Christian Crusaders did something they've never done since the school opened in 1949: they played a football game.
Practicing all summer with equipment donated by Whitworth, 22 students had the chance to suit up for the first time in their brand new uniforms.
The newest member of the Northeast 2B, the Crusaders, under Head Coach Jim Nendel took on the Lancers from Liberty High School.
The excitement quickly spread from the field to the stands where both students and parents cheered loudly with every first down.
Going down six early in the first quarter, the Crusaders actually took the lead on a kickoff return by senior Jerry Sander. Unfortunately, they came up short in their first game, losing 44 to 7. They'll have another chance next week as they travel to Colfax to take on the Bulldogs.