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Crusaders continue prep for upcoming season

Crusaders continue prep for upcoming season

August 15th, 2012 in News

Helias quarterback Trent Dudenhoeffer fires a quick slant to Hale Hentges during an intersquad scrimmage Tuesday at Helias.

Photo by Kris Wilson

The idea is to get a little better each day.

From Friday to Tuesday, the Helias Crusaders got a little better.

"Our kids are really starting to hone in on the idea that the start of the season is just around the corner," Helias coach Phil Pitts said after the Crusaders went through a controlled scrimmage Tuesday night at Helias Field. "We had a different kind of focus and a different kind of intensity."

Last Friday, the Crusaders held their first full scrimmage with the team divided as evenly as possible. It was an up-and-down affair, with good plays mixed in with 11 penalties and a handful of dropped passes.

The dropped passes were cut in half Tuesday. And the penalties dropped to just three.