East County Sports

Scotties terrorize Barons from outset

By Ramon Scott
© East County Sports.com
CHULA VISTA (10-3-15) — No. 2-ranked Helix’s defense suffocated star back Greg Bell and the Bonita Vista running game, then confidently used its array of offensive talent to open up a four-touchdown lead in the first half en route to a 38-7 win over the Barons at Southwestern College Friday night (Oct. 2). HEL at BV Score

SCOTTIE YOUNG scored on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Highlanders quarterback MICHAEL AUSTIN, as a short delayed screen to the left side turned into a long touchdown jaunt, as Young swung back to the opposite side and around the broken down play to head down the sideline for the game’s opening score just 1:45 into the contest.

Austin was 7-for-11 for 191 yards in the first half and 3 touchdowns passing in the first half. Young also connected with junior MUGEN BLUE on a 37-yard option pass midway through the first quarter, which set up a TD strike from Austin to ZEKE NOA from 25 yards out on a perfect up-and-out route by the junior end.

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HELIX’S SCOTTIE YOUNG TURNS THIS PLAY INTO A TOUCHDOWN / EastCountySports photo

Highlanders ace running back NATHAN STINSON had 98 yards on 13 carries overall and 2 touchdowns, including scores of 9- and 33-yards.

When Bonita Vista decided to take to the air, the Highlanders’ snuffed that out, too, recording six quarterback sacks on the night, including two each by BLAYKE DE LA ROSA and FORREST HANLON.

Helix senior linebacker TYLER CLANTON seemed to be the spy in Bell’s eye every time he approached the line of scrimmage with the ball.

A sack by Noa helped terminate another Bonita Vista drive late in the first and the Scotties used their quick-strike approach when MEKHI STEVENSON hauled down a long completion from Austin at the Bonita Vista 30 with just over a minute left. Stinson capitalized with a 9-yard score early in the second for a 28-0 rout.

The Austin-to-Stevenson connection came right back following another Barons’ punt, as the seniors teamed up on a 58-yard bomb down the right side for a touchdown.

Junior MATTHIAS LAYTON booted a 32-yard field goal for the Highlanders (3-1), who have had a rare pair of bye weeks so far in the early season.

Helix’s offensive line, including seniors NICK WRIGHT, De’RON SMITH, JOSEPH SEFA TAUANU’U and HAIASY KENDALL had their way with the Barons’ would-be defenders.

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Austin concluded the contest 11-for-18 for 207 yards and 3 TDs.

Stinson piled up 150 all-purpose yards, while Young registered 90 yards total offense.

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