Like its 5-1 season, Helix Charter High School’s No. 1-ranked football team wasn’t perfect at Homecoming. But it came darn close.
After scoring on the second play of the game Friday night on a 72-yard run by Darrion Hancock, the Scotties missed a point-after kick. But then it was all Helix as the team sprinted to a 27-0 lead after one quarter and a 48-0 advantage at halftime.
Coach Troy Starr sent his second team in for the second half, and they extended the lead to 62-0—giving up a field goal in the final seconds. The Wolf Pack, coached by Tay Sneddon, saw its record fall to 1-5.
Hancock scored two rushing touchdowns and added a TD pass for Helix, while Jimmy Pruitt returned an interception for a score and Rocky Fuga ran in a recovered fumble.
The fourth quarter went fast under new CIF rules that say the clock isn’t stopped in the final period for anything (except injuries) if one team leads by 35 points or more.
The Highlanders have now outscored opponents this season 257-72.
They won’t need added motivation this coming Friday. Helix plays at crosstown rival Grossmont High School for the annual Musket game at 7 p.m.