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ROUNDUP: HELIX HOLDS ONTO WIN IN STATE CONTENDERS CONTEST

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

ELEYON NOA BREAKS A TACKLE / PHOTO BY VANILLA GORILLA PHOTOGRAPHY

HELIX 28, CAJON 22

LA MESA (8-23-19) – In a contest that might have an impact on State Playoffs later down the line, the Helix Highlanders (1-0) were able to hold on for the narrow victory over visiting Cajon (0-1) on Friday night.

DELSHAWN TRAYLOR FLIPPING INTO END ZONE / PHOTO COURTESY OF VANILLA GORILLA PHOTOGRAPHY

Early on trailing 8-0 the Highlanders went to business and were able to march down the field and thanks to Delshawn Traylor were able to pull within 8-6 after a QB keeper in which he flipped into the end zone.


Moving to the second quarter and the game still 8-6 in favor of the Cowboys, Cajon was able to put another score on the board and take a 16-6 lead.

This would finally wake up the best weapon that Helix had in Eleyon Noa who would answer as he took the handoff and broke through the defense and rumbled his way to the house for a 65-yard score to pull within 16-13.

This would be the score at halftime.

Neither team in the second half could muster offense but finally with about 2:51 remaining in the third quarter the Highlanders took their first lead of the game when Noa plowed for a 1-yard score to make it 20-16.

The lead wouldn’t last as Cajon roared back and scored to retake the lead 22-20 as the two-point conversion failed.

Noa would once again answer with another score to retake the lead for the Highlanders as they now led 28-22.

The Cowboys had a shot to drive down the field and try and tie the game but with about four minutes remaining the Highlanders recovered a fumble when Jeremiah Fletcher recovered a Cajon fumble.

Helix, however, wasn’t able to do anything with the possession. So with the ball once again but time wasn’t on their side the Cowboys went to work. But once again Fletcher came up big when with 45 he stepped in front of a pass and picked it off for the game-winning interception.

 

PATRICK HENRY 40, MOUNT MIGUEL 34

SPRING VALLEY (8-23-19) – It was a night of first for the visiting Patrick Henry Patriots (1-0) as they were able to hold off a furious comeback attempt by the Mount Miguel Matadors (0-1).

It was a first for the Patriots as they earned new head coach JT O’Sullivan his first career victory on Friday night.

Patrick Henry who last season couldn’t muster much offense on the scoreboard had no issues with that one the evening. They would start by rolling with a 40-yard touchdown catch by Kai Jesse from Matthew Castillo and they would convert on the two-point conversion to lead 8-0.

After another score and two-point conversion, the Patriots would lead 16-0 and they would add onto that lead when the defense was able to procure a safety to lead 18-0.

The Matadors finally woke up and on the defensive side of the ball were able to pick off a Patriots pass. On the offensive side of the ball, Jacob Laverdiere was able to hook up with Jahiem Allen-Pompey for a 40-yard play. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t put any points on the board and would trail 18-0 at the half.

Mount Miguel in the second half finally woke up on the offensive side of the ball at Kojo Miller hauled in a Laverdiere pass for a 34-yard score to make it 18-6. They would pull within 18-13 after another touchdown strike.

Eventually, the Matadors took their first lead of the contest thanks to Allen-Pompey who hauled in a Laverdiere pass from 15-yards out to give them a 20-18 lead.

Patrick Henry though would retake the lead when big man Cameron Stoklosa hauled in a 51-yard pass to make it 26-20.

They would tack onto their lead towards the end of the third quarter when Castillo found Kadeem Bakare and a 2-point conversion would make it 34-20.

For the Matadors, Laverdiere would try to work some comeback magic as he was able to sneak one in from short yards out but unfortunately, time ran out.

 

WEST HILLS 34, SOUTHWEST EL CENTRO 0

SANTEE (8-23-19) – It was a big night for the defense of the West Hills Wolf Pack (1-0) who showed who was boss as they dominated the SWEC (0-1) from the get-go defensively.

The defense for the Wolf Pack wouldn’t give up their first points of the contest until the fourth quarter when Benji Alvarez would score.

Jake Maheu who is considered an All-County player made his mark on the night with his two rushing scores and also on the defense as he wreaked havoc the whole night.

Scoring on the night for the Pack was Brendan Greene, Kole Klingerman would haul in a long score.

 

LINCOLN 42, MONTE VISTA 7

SPRING VALLEY (8-23-19) – The visiting Lincoln Hornets (1-0) came into Spring Valley and took care of business against the Monet Vista Monarchs (0-1).

The Hornets would eventually lead 12-0 after a Key’shawn Smith touchdown catch for 23-yards from Curon Brown-Dunn off of a reverse play.

Lincoln would force a turnover after a spectacular interception that stymied the Monarchs from scoring.

Monet Vista would finally score when Isiah Gardner plowed his way into the end zone to cut the deficit to 12-7.

Unfortunately, that would be the closest the Monarchs would get as the Hornets really turned up the heat in the second half. They would eventually lead 36-7 in the third quarter and would find the house on four separate occasions.

 

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