East County Sports

Highlanders return favor to Servite

Jason Sisneros carries for Helix against Service. / Tik Tok Photography


No. 5 HELIX 38, SERVITE 31



LA MESA — FIfth-ranked Helix trailed 14-0 in the first quarter but led 35-21 at halftime as the Highlanders held off visiting Servite, of Anaheim, in an intra-sectional matchup at Hart Stadium on Friday night.

Helix lost at Servite around the same time last season, dropping a 42-7 decision on the road.

Kevin Allen III had three rushing touchdowns for Helix (5-1) in the first half, giving him six in the last two games.

Jason Sisneros had a 40-yard score to get Helix started, then had a 4-yard TD later in the first period.

Allen had two touchdowns in the second quarter, including an 11-yard with 5:45 left in the half.

The pair combined for 335 yards rushing as the Highlanders continue to put to rest that they lack a potent running game.

Allen had 227 yards on 27 carries, while Sisneros had 108 yards on 17 rushes.

Jirah Savaiinaea had an interception for the Highlanders in the second quarter.

Helix junior Josh Hossman-Lees booted a 20-yard field goal for the Highlanders, as he stayed perfect with 6-for-6 in field goal attempts this season and 22-for-22 in point-after attempts.

Servite (1-4) was ranked No. 31 in the state ratings but that fell to No. 58 following the loss. Helix is currently No. 31 in the state ratings.

The Friars build the early lead with a 77-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead.

Service closed to 38-28 with an 80-yard score, then added a field goal with five minutes left.

Helix has won both of its intra-sectional games so far with one more on deck, when the Highlanders travel to face Mission Viejo on Oct. 7.

The Diablos are currently rated No. 32 in the state, one notch behind the Scotties.


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