Helix (La Mesa, CA)       previews home


GENERAL
Nickname: Highlanders
Colors: Green/Black/Gray
Coach: Robbie Owens
League: Grossmont - Hills
Section: San Diego
Playoff Division: I
Playoff Division Rank: #1

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 5
Returning Defensive Starters: 3
2017 JV Record: 8-2
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: yes
Top Receiver Returning: no
Top OL Returning: no
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Michael Shawcroft 6'2" 225 Senior LB/TE 4.6
Elelyon Noa 5'10" 185 Junior RB/DB 4.6
Chris Alvarado 6'1" 275 Senior OL/DL

COLLEGE PROSPECTS LOST TO GRADUATION
Isaac Taylor-Stuart 6'2" 185 Senior CB
Rashad Scott 6'1" 180 Senior WR
Carson Baker 6'3" 190 Senior QB
Isaiah Wooden 5'8" 165 Senior WR

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Experience, Have One Of Top RBs In State
Team Weaknesses: Lost 30 Seniors, Underclassmen Must Step Up At QB/Lines

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 65.8
2017 National Rank: #34
2017 State Rank: #7
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -6.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -2.4
2018 Starting Power Rating: 41.9
2018 National Rank: #182
2018 State Rank: #27
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 48.3
Dynasty National Rank: #166
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: worse by 6.4
Dynasty Record: 146-41-3 [147-40-3 on the field] (65-8-1 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 13-2
2017 League Record/Finish: 5-0 (1st)
2017 Points For Average: 41.4
2017 Points Against Average: 12
2017 Differential: +29.4
2017 Wins: #61 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) (28-13), #96 Mission Hills (San Marcos) (26-19), #378 San Marcos (62-41), #431 Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) (41-7), #468 Herriman (West Herriman, UT) (35-0), #505 Madison (San Diego) (19-11), #783 Grossmont (El Cajon) (57-3), #927 St. Augustine (San Diego) (35-7), #1885 Cathedral (San Diego) (39-0), #3376 West Hills (Santee) (59-0), #3605 El Capitan (Lakeside) (58-7), #5294 Valhalla (El Cajon) (49-0), #7849 Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) (65-0)
2017 Losses: #8 Folsom (49-42), #209 Paraclete (Lancaster) (23-6)
2017 Opponents W-L: 118-69
Recent Section/State Championships: 2017 (Open), 2015 (Open), 2011 (II), 2011 (Bowl II)
Recent League Championships: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 (Grossmont - South), 2007 (Grossmont - South), 2006 (Grossmont - South), 2003 (Grossmont South)
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/17 at Cajon (San Bernardino), 8/24 Arroyo Grande, 9/1 Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ), 9/7 at Cathedral (San Diego), 9/14 St. Augustine (San Diego), 9/28 at El Capitan (Lakeside), 10/5 Valhalla (El Cajon), 10/12 Grossmont (El Cajon), 10/19 at Granite Hills (El Cajon), 10/26 Steele Canyon (Spring Valley)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) (60.4), Cajon (San Bernardino) (58.8), Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) (30.1)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Valhalla (El Cajon) (-12.4), El Capitan (Lakeside) (4.5), Granite Hills (El Cajon) (16.4)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 24.1 (47.7 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 23.8
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison: -0.3
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #36
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #188
2018 Projected Regular Season Record: 8-2
2018 Projected League Finish: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%