Helias looking to keep Hickman from getting a quick start

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Helias running back Michael Tannehill fights for yardage during last Saturday’s game against Quincy Notre Dame at Adkins Stadium. Tannehill ran for 91 of Helias’ season-high 200 yards on the ground in a 27-0 victory.

It’s a simple, but so far winning formula, for the Hickman Kewpies. Score early, then let their defense take over.

“They want to get the lead, then be a big and tough and physical team the rest of the way and let the defense carry them to the victory,” Helias coach Phil Pitts said as the Crusaders (2-1, ranked No. 2 in Class 4) and the Kewpies (3-0) get set to meet Friday night in Columbia.

The formula worked to perfection last Friday against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tigers. Senior running back Deven Larry ran 72 yards for a touchdown just :21 into ....

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