Category Archives: Football

2017 Week 5: Helix Defender Near Top of List

Opinions are like a certain area of the anatomy.  Most of us have one. The opinion of Scouts.com, which maintains a running list of  who’s who in high school football and who is being recruited by whom, is that the more »

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1947-48: McColl’s Haul

Bill McColl was working on the second leg of a football-basketball-baseball “triple crown.” The 6-foot, 3-inch, 200-pounder was bound for  an all-America career at Stanford University and an eight-season stint as an end with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, more »

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2017 Week 4: U. City, Mira Mesa Enjoying Ride

How significant is 4-0? Depends on your perspective. Nice, but, hey, we’re used to being there, would be the reaction from Mission Hills, Calexico Vincent Memorial, Christian, Crawford, El Centro Southwest, San Marcos, and Calvin Christian. All of those teams more »

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2017 Week 3:  Cavers Finding It Fun Again

Baby steps to others are leaps and bounds at San Diego High. Save for a 13-8-2 record by the Keir Kimbrough-coached squads in 2010 and 2011, the Cavers have endured stretches of apathy and losses that extend into the misty more »

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2017 Week 2: Overtime, Then and Now

Palm Springs defeated Scripps Ranch, 42-35, in two overtimes and Army-Navy’s topped Perris Military, 21-20, in one overtime last week. Both of those game results presumably were more easily reached than the first in 1976. That was the year of more »

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2017 Week 1:  Helix Up, Cathedral Down, Mission Hills Cruises

Too early for trends, but Cathedral’s defending state 1AA champion has some catching up to do and Helix is positioning itself to make a run such as the Dons’ in 2016. The Highlanders, preseason ranked 12th in Cal-Hi Sports’ overview, more »

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2017 Week 0: Helix starts off as No. 1

Enriched by the transfer from St. Augustine of running back-defensive back Isaac Taylor Stuart (a four- or five star recruit, according to  grading services), coach Robbie Owens’ Helix Highlanders begin the season as the No. 1 team in the San more »

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2017: Dave Grayson, Legendary Caver, Hornet

David Grayson, who retired before the 1971 NFL season as one of the pro game’s all-time defensive backs, passed away recently at age 78. Grayson intercepted 48 passes from 1961-70 in the American Football League and NFL as a member more »

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1967-68: Mount Miguel on Mountain Top

They were cast in the 6-foot, 11-inch shadow of Bill Walton and Helix’ 33-0 team of 1969-70. History has overlooked the Mount Miguel clubs that dominated the Grossmont League and San Diego Section in the late 1960s. The Matadors were more »

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2017: La Jolla Vikings Great Dan Berry

Dan Berry passed recently at age 72, leaving a historic legacy at La Jolla High and of significant achievements at San Diego City College and the University of California at Berkeley. When La Jolla met San Diego High at  Scripps Field more »

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