Maranatha Academy has fielded a football team since 1977. The Crusaders have won several conference championships, and has recently competed in the Great 8, 8-man conference as an independent. Rich Akins (1977-2008), founded the program and coached the team for 31 seasons, ending with the 2008 season. His son, Dan, coached the Crusaders for four seasons (2009-2012). Ben Flack was at the helm for the next four seasons (2013-16), completing the 2016 campaign with a 2-5 record.
The MBA Football program is suspended for the 2017 season due to insufficient number of participants.