We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 5 Helix Highlanders.
8-5 (4-1) CIF Division 1 Finalist
Robbie Owens, 4th season, 31-10 overall record
Offense – 5. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Elelyon Noa 5-9, 200, sr.
ATH Delshawn Traylor 5-9, 175, sr.
OL Shawn Martinez 6-1, 280, jr.
WR Tim Christopher 6-2, 170, sr.
WR Keionte Scott 5-11, 165, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
CB Jaiden Brown 6-0. 160, sr.
LB Jeremiah Fletcher 6-1, 215, sr.
DL Anthony Lombardo 6-1, 260, sr.
DL Blaze Zito 6-3, 196, jr.
LB Jerry Riggins 5-11, 185, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Elelyon Noa, running back
The county’s top running back has rushed for over 4,700 yards in his first three seasons while amassing double digit scholarship offers from the likes of Yale, Iowa State, and San Diego State.
Delshawn Traylor, athlete
Mr. Everything for the Highlanders, last season Traylor threw three touchdown passes, ran for 14 touchdowns and intercepted four passes at safety. He’s committed to Army.
Jaiden Brown, cornerback
After two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns a season ago, Brown should be ready as a top contributor for his junior campaign.
Owens has his team facing a gauntlet during their first five games, with three top tier out-of-section teams plus No. 1 St. Augustine and No. 2 Cathedral Catholic.
Helix had five different players attempt a pass last season, but with Noa and Traylor returning a heavy dose of power football should be expected.
The Highlanders shared the league title last season, but have only dropped two league games since 2010. A healthy start to the season could see them celebrating yet another league title.
8/23: Cajon, 7pm
8/30: Herriman (Utah), 7pm
9/13: Cathedral Catholic, 7pm
9/20: at St. Augustine, 7pm
9/27: Oaks Christian, 7pm
10/4: El Capitan, 7pm
10/11: at Valhalla, 7pm
10/18: at Grossmont, 7pm
10/25: Granite Hills, 7pm
11/1: at Steele Canyon, 7pm