Helias wants another good effort against Quincy N.D.

Helias quarterback Wyatt Porter showed improvement in his second varsity start last week.

Helias quarterback Wyatt Porter showed improvement in his second varsity start last week. Photo by Kris Wilson.

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Crusaders football

The Helias Crusaders found their identity.

After struggling both defensively and in the run game in their opener against Harrisonville, the Crusaders showed great improvement in both areas last Friday in a win against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tigers.

“We learned more from the Harrisonville game than we would have if we came out and played great,” Helias coach Phil Pitts said as the Crusaders (1-1, ranked No. 2 in Class 4) prepare for Saturday afternoon’s home opener against the Quincy (Ill.) Notre Dame Raiders (1-1) at Adkins Stadium.

“Last week, I think we showed what kind of team we have.”

That would be a stingy defense and an offense that tries to split between ....

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