Helias overmatched in 49-14 loss to Webb City

Helias quarterback Wyatt Porter tries to find running room after scrambling out of the pocket in the first quarter of Saturday’s Class 4 state championship game against Webb City at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Helias quarterback Wyatt Porter tries to find running room after scrambling out of the pocket in the first quarter of Saturday’s Class 4 state championship game against Webb City at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Photo by Kris Wilson.

ST. LOUIS — Saturday, it hurt. It’s going to hurt today and that feeling will likely continue for a while. But in time, when the Helias Crusaders look back at this year’s Class 4 state championship football game, they’ll realize one thing.

The Webb City Cardinals were just that good.

“All the credit to them, this was their day,” Helias coach Phil Pitts said after the Crusaders dropped a 49-14 decision Saturday to the Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome.

It was the third straight state title for Webb City and the victory extended the Cardinals’ winning streak to ....

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