Some might be surprised, but Helix coach Troy Starr saw problems on one side of the ball Friday night at the Highlanders’ Homecoming game against Valhalla. “We’re struggling in certain parts of our offense,” Starr told U-T San Diego after beating the Norsemen from El Cajon 24-0. “Our defense was the difference.”
Helix (4-1) gave up the ball twice to interceptions of quarterback Josh Harris—as last year’s CIF Player of the Year quarterback Brandon Lewis watched his former team. But the defense shut down Valhalla quarterback Ramsey Romano, who led the San Diego section in passing going into the game. Ramsey was profiled Friday in U-T San Diego, which noted that his mother played softball and basketball at Helix.
Helix also got touchdowns from Michael Adkins, Kendal Keys and Jalen Davis, plus one field goal. Defense was strong on both sides and hard hits brought groans from the stands and booing from fans on the Valhalla side. On the Helix side, the stands were filled for Homecoming. See the King and Queen at this photo gallery. On Friday, the Scotties travel to Granite Hills High School in another 7 p.m. game.