Heart of America Athletic Conference


AVILA BAKER BENEDICTINE
"Eagles" "Wildcats" "Ravens"
Kansas City, MO Baldwin City, KS Atchison, KS
CENTRAL METHODIST CULVER-STOCKTON EVANGEL
"Eagles" "Wildcats" "Crusaders"
Fayette, MO Canton, MO Springfield, MO
GRACELAND MIDAMERICA NAZARENE MISSOURI VALLEY
"Yellowjackets" "Pioneers" "Vikings"
Lamoni, IA Olathe, KS Marshall, MO
PERU STATE
"Bobcats"
Peru, NE

Comments

Avila and Culver-Stockton will have new helmet designs in 2012 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

AVILA

2001 2002 - 2004? 2002 - 2004?
2005 - 2009 2010 2011
2012 -

2001 was Avila's first season of varsity football. The block "A" logo shown on the first helmet above was worn on both sides of the helmet in 2001. In 2002, the "AU" logo shown on the second helmet was worn on only the right sides, while players' uniform numerals were worn on the left sides.

I had received a report prior to the 2003 season that Avila would be using a new helmet logo, but I never did receive confirmation of this once the season started. It was also reported that the "AU" logo worn on the right sides of the helmets during at least some games in 2003 had a gold outline around it, but it is unclear when this outline was added. Photographs from the 2004 season showed that this design was still in place that year ("AU" on the right sides, numerals on the left sides).

It was reported to me prior to the start of the 2005 season that the team would be switching to purple helmets with an "AU" logo on the sides, but all photographs that I have seen from actual games in 2005 and 2006 show the "2005-2009" design in use. Was the purple "AU" helmet ever used during a football game?


BAKER

1994 - ? ? - 2003 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 2008 - 2009
2010 2011 -

The miniscule photograph below is said to be of the 1993 Baker helmet, which appears to be black with what may be an orange "BU" logo.


BENEDICTINE

? - 2001 2002 -

CENTRAL METHODIST

? - 2001 2002 - 2007 2008 -

According to reports that I have received, Central Methodist used plain white helmets in 1972 with no stripes or logos; in 1973, a stripe and an eagle logo of unknown color(s) were added to the white helmets.


CULVER-STOCKTON

? - 1960 1961 1964 - 1965
1966 - 1968 1969 - 1973 1974 - 1977
1978 - 1979 1980 1981 - 1983
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
1984 1985 1986
1987 - 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 - 1997 1998
1999 - 2001 2002 - 2005 2006 - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012 -
*see note 2 below

Here are descriptions of some of the "missing" helmets:

Photographs of some of these may be seen below; I would appreciate clearer photographs for any of these:

*1 In 1978 amd 1979, a "C" decal was worn on the right side of each helmet, and an "S" on the left side; in 1980, both letters were worn on both sides. It appears that the 1979 decals were recycled for 1980 - photographs show some variation in the placement of the "C" relative to the "S" in 1980 (so the two letters were apparently seperate, rather than being combined onto one decal). Some players apparently used white facemasks in 1980.

*2 The 2012 helmet design will have a new "wildcat head" logo on the right side, rather than numerals; I would appreciate a copy of the new helmet logo (the helmet version is somewhat different from the version shown on the team's web site).


EVANGEL

? - 2001 2002 2003
2008 2004 - 2007; 2009 -

GRACELAND

? - 2002 2003 - 2009 2010
2011 -

MIDAMERICA NAZARENE

? - 1999 2000 only? 2001 - 2005
2006 - 2008 2009 2010 -

MISSOURI VALLEY

? - 2005 2006 -

PERU STATE

c.1963 c.late 1990s(?) 2002 - 2004
2008 2005 - 2007; 2009 -