High School Football

Althoff rolls to win in battle of Crusaders

Althoff racked up more than 700 yards of offense Friday night, rolling to a 54-38 victory against Helias in a battle of Crusaders.

Althoff ran for 347 yards, while throwing for another 366 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Three long touchdown runs by Althoff broke in the game, tied at 26 at the half, open in the third quarter.

Malik Easley had two of them, scoring from 47 and 61 yards. Those were sandwiched around a 46-yard gallop by Jaylon Bester as the Althtoff took a 48-26 advantage into the final period.

Althoff got its final touchdown midway through the fourth quarter on a 15-yards pass from Jordan Augustine to Keenan Young.

Althoff got on the board with 7:59 to go in the opening quarter on a 74-yard pass from Augustine to C.J. Coldon. The extra point attempt was blocked and Helias led 7-6.

Althoff scored three times in the second quarter.

A 3-yard run by Augustine tied the game at 13 early in the quarter. With 1:44 left, Bester took it over from a yard out to give Althoff a 20-19 lead. Then after a Helias punt, Augustine and Colden connected for a 50-yard score.

Easley finished with 204 yards on 16 carries, while Bester had 125 rushing yards on 16 attempts.

Augustine was 18-of-23 through the air for 366 yards.

Helias totaled 339 yards of offense — 148 on the ground and 191 through the air.

Helias quarterback Alex Faddoul threw for three touchdowns, two to Adam Bax (28 and 37 yards) and one to Weston Porter (45 yards).

Althoff is now 2-0 on the season. Helias falls to 0-3.

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