South Bay Game of the Week: Helix Highlanders 38, Bonita Vista 7
The Week 6 South Bay Game of the Week features powerhouse Helix (number 2 in the county) traveling to Southwestern College to take on the Bonita Vista Barons. The Highlanders come into the contest with a record of 2-1 while the Barons are 3-1. In the end Helix prevails by a score of 38-7. Both teams take the field as very well rested football clubs as they are both coming off bye weeks. That respite results in a highly energized game. The Highlanders get on the board within minutes when Scott Young takes a screen pass from Michael Austin and gallops 52 yards for a touchdown. Minutes later Austin passes to Ezekiel Noa who runs it in for a 24-yard score…Highlanders up 14-0. In the second quarter the Helix lead widens to 21-0 when Nathen Stinson runs it in for a five-yard touchdown. At the end of the second quarter receiver Mekhi Stevenson catches a perfectly thrown pass from Michael Austin to make it 28-0 Helix. At the end of the third quarter Helix gets on the board again with a 32-yard field goal by Matthias Layton. Then with seconds to go in the fourth quarter Nathen Stinson makes a nice 33-yard run for his second touchdown of the game. Late in the fourth quarter Baron running back Greg Bell prevents his team from being shut out with a 66-yard touchdown run. It should be noted Helix did a great job in containing Bell who had eight touchdowns coming in to tonight’s game. When asked if Helix should move up a notch from number two to the county’s number one team, Quarterback Michael Austin quipped, "We’ll have to wait and see because it’s something we have to earn." No wonder Helix is so good…
The Week 6 South Bay Game of the Week features powerhouse Helix traveling to Southwestern College to take on the Bonita Vista Barons. The Highlanders come into the contest with a record of 2-1 while the Barons are 3-1. Helix takes the field as a very well rested football team. Here’s why: The Highlanders have only played three games thus far and they had a bye last week. Standout players for the team include Quarterback Michael Austin, Running Back Nathan Stinson and Wide Receiver Mekhi Stevenson. For the Barons the key offensive player to watch is Greg Bell. He leads the team in rushing touchdowns with 8. He’s averaging over 140 yards per game and has run for 567 yards after four games. He also has the team’s only pass reception touchdown. On defense the Barons have two strong tacklers in Aaron Diehl and Chris Boguille who lead the team with 14 tackles each. Gabe Melhorn leads Bonita Vista in the sacks department with 3 after four games. This no doubt will be a very tough game for Bonita Vista as the Highlanders have consistently been ranked in the top ten. While they lost their first game of the season to a very good team from Arizona, they gave their next two opponents real drubbings, and limiting them to only one touchdown One footnote of interest…Bonita Vista Head Coach Chris Thompson invented Hudl….the video website that allows high school players to showcase their game film to college coaches. Be sure to catch all of the highlights from this game at 10:30!