EAST ST. LOUIS — Senior running back Jaylon Bester and his Althoff Catholic High School teammates jumped out to a strong start on Saturday afternoon against Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias and never looked back, winning 51-20 in the second game of the Gateway Scholars Classic at East St. Louis High School.
Bester, a Miami (Ohio) commitment, finished with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Crusaders, the No. 1 team in the STLhighschoolsports.com small-schools rankings, improved to 2-0. Senior wide receiver Edwyn Brown added a touchdown reception. The Crusaders returned two blocked punts for touchdowns in a 27-point third quarter, including one from senior defensive lineman Christian Wills.
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