Defending CIF champion Helix Charter High School (10-1) is one step closer to making it back-to-back titles, after dismantling fellow Grossmont League rival Steele Canyon 48-21 on Friday in the CIF San Diego Section Division II quarterfinals.
The Scotties were paced by running back Michael Adkins, who picked up 253 yards rushing, along with three touchdowns. Adkins also had two receptions for 38 yards, according to East County Sports.
Helix quarterback Josh Harris threw for 201 yards and two TDs, both of them going to Kendall Keys, who finished with 127 yards receiving.
Next up for Helix is a meeting with the Poway Titans (9-2) in the Division II semifinals on Friday, Nov. 23. Oceanside (10-1) the top seed in the county and Helix's possible opponent in the finals, beat Hilltop High School 50-0 on Friday.
Madison 46, Mount Miguel 38
Another local team didn't have the same outcome as Helix on Friday, as the Mount Miguel Matadors lost in a valiant effort to Madison 46-38 in the CIF San Diego Section Division IV quarterfinals.
What began as a blowout almost became a comeback for the ages. The Matadors fell behind 46-8 in the third quarter, before rampaging back with 30 unanswered points, according to East County Sports.
DeVaughn Murray led Mount Miguel, as he had an interception return for a touchdown (his third of the year), and 137 all-purpose yards, including a 61-yard touchdown reception.
But it was not enough.
"we tried an onsides kick with 30 seconds to play,” first-year coach Shaun McDade told East County Sports. “But they came up with the ball. It was a great comeback by our kids but we just ran out of time.”
The Matadors finish their season with a 7-5 record. Madison improves to 10-1 with the win.