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Helix takes charge early in blowout

10/25/2013, 11:21pm PDT
By Bill Dickens, Special to the U-T

West Hills still without a win over Highlanders.

— The West Hills Wolf Pack rolled into Jim Arnaiz Field for a Grossmont Hills League showdown against Helix on Friday night.

The Wolf Pack had two goals in mind. The primary objective was to take sole possession of the league lead, and furthermore the Pack was seeking its first-ever victory over the Highlanders in 15 meetings.

Neither happened for West Hills, as Helix hammered the Pack 44-7. The Highlanders led 44-0 by halftime.

“We’re an eyelash away from being undefeated,” Helix coach Troy Starr said. “But our goal is to get better every week, and we’re doing a good job of that.”

Sophomore quarterback Michael Austin led the charge for Helix (6-2, 3-0), completing 10 of 17 passes for 169 yards and four touchdowns against the Wolf Pack (6-2, 2-1).

“We had something special for West Hills this week, and we plan something special for Grossmont next week,” Austin said.

Grossmont will face the Highlanders next Friday at Grossmont.

Aaron Hardin caught scoring strikes of 29 and 27 yards from Austin in the Highlanders’ 31-point second quarter. Jalen Davis grabbed scoring passes of 30 yards in the first quarter and 12 yards in the second.

“It’s pretty easy to complete passes when you have as many good receivers as we do,” Austin said.

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