2011 Division II CIF State Championship Bowl: Helix Highlanders vs. Del Oro Golden Eagles http://www.sdfootball.net/2011/12/cif-state-bowl-preview-helix-vs-del-oro.html After decisively winning their first section title since 2001, the Highlanders will now have their sights set on the ultimate task of the season: The first State Championship Bowl in school history. This Saturday they will visit the Home Depot Center in Carson to take on the Del Oro Golden Eagles of Loomis, California. The two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions are averaging over 40 points per game, riding a 12-game winning streak, and have a rushing attack that features two backs that have rushed for over 1,000 yards this season. Sound familiar? While Helix only has one rusher with over 1,000 yards (the #2 Halfback has 907), these teams are quite similar to each other which should make for a pretty interesting match-up. If Helix comes away with the victory, it will be the fifth straight season that ended with a San Diego Section team winning a State Bowl game. Tale of the Tape: Helix Highlanders (12-1) Head Coach: Troy Starr Section Championship Result: Defeated Oceanside 44-6 Championships: 6 Section Titles 0 State Titles State Rankings: Max Preps #8 Cal-Hi Sports #9 Key Players: Senior QB Brandon Lewis - 2011 Silver Pigskin Player of the Year - 2011 CIF Offensive Player of the Year - 2011 Passing Stats: 2750 Yards & 34 Touchdowns Senior RB Darrion Hancock - 2011 1st Team All-CIF selection - 2011 Rushing Stats: 1207 Yards & 21 Touchdowns Senior LB Kacy Smith - 2011 1st Team All-CIF selection - 2011 CIF Defensive Player of the Year Del Oro Golden Eagles (13-1) Head Coach: Casey Taylor Section Championship Result: Defeated Oakdale 21-7 Championships: 8 Section Titles 0 State Titles State Rankings: Max Preps #14 Cal-Hi Sports #6 Key Players: Senior TE/LB Alex Bertrando - http://www.hudl.com/athlete/442092/alex-bertrando - Committed to Nevada Junior RB/DB Brandon Monroe - 2011 Rushing Stats: 1,605 Yards & 22 Touchdowns - Top Underclassman in the 2011 Oakland Combine Senior WR/DB Russell Smith - Leads the team in Receptions, Receiving Yards & Touchdowns Key Match-Up of the Game: Helix Run Defense vs. Del Oro Rushing Attack Key's to Victory: Helix - Create turnovers by shutting down the run and forcing Del Oro to depend on their passing game. Del Oro - Wear out the Helix defense with the two-man rushing attack.