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Crusaders set for tough opening test

Crusaders set for tough opening test

August 24th, 2012 in News

It will be an early report card tonight for the Helias Crusaders.

The Crusaders, ranked No. 2 in the Class 4 preseason poll, will travel to Harrisonville to take on the third-ranked Wildcats at 7 p.m.

"You could start the season with a game you're pretty sure you can win," Helias coach Phil Pitts said. "But I like the fact we're pushed in Week 1. It shows you things you need to work on.

"Plus, since you know it's going to be a tough opener, it really focuses your intensity at the start of fall practice to get ready for it. The kids have to get dialed-in quickly."

The Crusaders briefly talked about the lofty ranking as a team Wednesday.