Bruins stop Crusaders on gridiron

Anthony Woodruff of Helias avoids the attempted tackle of Rock Bridge’s Corey Reuter on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.

Anthony Woodruff of Helias avoids the attempted tackle of Rock Bridge’s Corey Reuter on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Photo by Deborah Cote.

Maybe Kenny James saw his family and friends in the stands and wanted to give them a wave. Still, with a punt coming to the Rock Bridge junior in the final minute of the second quarter in Saturday afternoon’s game against Helias, it would have been a odd time for such a greeting.

It looked to most of the crowd at Adkins Stadium that James was signaling for a fair catch. The officials were an exception, as was James, who didn’t have a Crusader within five yards of him when he caught the ball and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown.

The score was called back for an illegal block inside the Helias 10. But the Bruins scored two plays later — with :01.3 left in the half — to break a tie at 7 on their way to a 35-13 victory over the Crusaders.

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