Helias looks to build off district momentum

With teammate Will Fife (67) throwing a block, Brendan Roberts runs the ball for Helias during a game earlier this season against Warrensburg at Adkins Stadium. Roberts and the Crusader offense have come alive in the past three games as Helias prepares to host Carthage tonight in a Class 4 regional game.

With teammate Will Fife (67) throwing a block, Brendan Roberts runs the ball for Helias during a game earlier this season against Warrensburg at Adkins Stadium. Roberts and the Crusader offense have come alive in the past three games as Helias prepares to host Carthage tonight in a Class 4 regional game. Photo by Kelley McCall.

The district title came down to one play.

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Last Thursday at Bolivar, the Helias Crusaders trailed 19-15 with a little more than a minute to play. A drive had stalled at the Liberator 18 and the Crusaders were faced with a fourth-and-12 situation.

“We were prepared for that moment,” Helias coach Phil Pitts said.

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