Hickman rallies from 17 down, upsets third-ranked Helias

Friday, September 20, 2013 | 11:49 p.m. CDT; updated 5:04 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — The smell was foul and the air was hot inside the locker room at Adkins Stadium on Friday night. The Hickman football team was inside and players jumped up and down in their own mosh pit, stained with sweat and blood. They reveled in the triumph of a come-from-behind 27-17 victory over Helias, the third-ranked team in Class 4.