Helias to face unbeaten Bolivar for district title

Helias senior defensive end Zach Backes and his Crusader teammates figure to have their hands full tonight when they face the Bolivar Liberators.

Helias senior defensive end Zach Backes and his Crusader teammates figure to have their hands full tonight when they face the Bolivar Liberators. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Coming into tonight’s Class 4 District 10 game against the Helias Crusaders, the Bolivar Liberators have outscored their opponents 477-28. Broken down into nine games, that’s an average final score of 53-3.1.

The Crusaders (5-4 overall, 2-0 district) plan on showing up for the 7 p.m. contest at Southwest Baptist University to decide the district crown. But it will be with a healthy respect for the Liberators (9-0, 2-0, ranked No. 3).

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“Bolivar is a talented, well-coached football team,” Helias coach Phil Pitts said.

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