2014: Calipatria’s Dubious Mark; Helix, ‘Side Move Up

Calipatria logoBlown out 63-6 and 84-6 in its first two games, Calipatria appears to have given up more points in successive games than any 11-man team in the history of San Diego County and San Diego Section football.

History in this case goes back to 1893, when the first reported game was San Diego High’s 8-0 win over the YMCA and noted in Don King’s outstanding publication “Caver Conquest,” the history of San Diego High sports.

There have been almost 47,000 reported football scores since.

Several 6-man and 8-man football games have topped the 147 points the Hornets surrendered in losses to Silver Valley of Yermo (6-63), near Barstow, and CETY’s of Mexicali, Mexico (6-84).

But research indicates the closest any 11-man team has come is the 129 given up by Crawford to Lincoln (0-69) and Ramona (0-60) in 2008.  Montgomery  allowed 128 in 1970 in losses to Chula Vista (0-65) and San Marcos (0-63).


Impressive performances in the Honor Bowl series last week elevated Helix from 15th to 11th in the weekly Cal-Hi Sports poll and Oceanside from 16th to 12th.  Christian is No. 1 in Division II in the South and El Capitan is third in D-III.

Mission Hills remained 21st in the State top 25.




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2 Responses to 2014: Calipatria’s Dubious Mark; Helix, ‘Side Move Up

  1. Roger Conlee says:

    One of those 47,000 reported prep scores was reported wrong. History says Grossmont beat Helix 13-7 in the first-ever meeting of those schools in 1951. That score is etched on the trophy that goes to the winner each year. The score, however, was 13-6. Helix placekicker Ron Orluskie missed his extra-point try, the ball slicing right of the north goalpost at Aztec Bowl.

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