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HIGHLANDERS ROLL THE DONS LIKE THEY KNEW THEY WOULD

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EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

By Adam Paul

The Helix Highlanders came into the big game against the Cathedral Catholic Dons off of a bye in which they prepared extensively for this night. It showed as they dominated Cathedral in all facets of the game as they won 39-0.

The Highlanders opened the scoring on a Carson Baker 6-yard score to go up 6-0. They would extend their lead as Rashad Scott would haul in a Baker pass for 15-yards to go up 13-0.

The game would get further out of hand by Highlanders in the third quarter when again Baker would toss another TD, this time to Terrance Tolbert for 25-yards to make it 19-0. Another 25-yard TD strike to Scott in the fourth by Baker made it 26-0.

Not to be outdone in all the scoring was Isaac Taylor-Stuart who is being recruited by everyone nationally, who found a hole in the line and scampered his way for a 45-yard score which brought cheers from the electric crowd on the Helix side.

Helix added a field goal by Keaton Chase and put the stake in the heart of the Dons when Isaiah Wooden hauled in a 34-yard score from Baker.

The rest of the game with about five minutes, 4:41 to be exact to play was played under running clock rules.

SCORE: Helix 39, Cathedral 0

RECORDS: Helix (2-1), Cathedral (1-3)

QUOTABLE I: “We challenged the offensive line during the bye week and they responded,” Helix head coach Robbie Owens said. “We knew we were going to run football. We are a different team than last year against Cathedral.”

QUOTABLE II: “With the week off we were able to see why we lost.” Said Helix quarterback Carson Baker.

KEY STATS: Carson Baker on the night completed 17 of 21 for 223 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground sophomore Elelyon Noa pounded the Dons leading the Highlander ground game for 174 yards on 19 carries as Helix finished with 317 rushing yards. Also the Highlanders scored on their final five possessions.

NOTES: The Dons were limited to just 106 yards, including only 39 yards passing as they completed just 4 of 11 attempts. The Highlanders dealt the Dons their worst loss in a game since a 55-10 trouncing by Folsom on 8/29/14.

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