Althoff made its long trip to Jefferson City worthwhile with a 21-15 win over Helias Catholic.
Senior running back Richard Cosey led the way with 168 yards on 18 carries and all three of the Crusaders’ touchdowns.
It wasn’t a perfect game for 2-0 Althoff, which lost four fumbles in the game, including three inside the Helias 20 yard line. Cosey and the Althoff defense provided enough cover, though, to preserve the win.
“We put the ball on the ground too many times and kind of kept them in it, otherwise we might have put up 40 points,” said Althoff coach Ken Turner by telephone. “But I’m always happy with a win and we were solid overall.”
Althoff (2-0) takes on Mater Dei (1-1) at home next Friday at 7 p.m.