Helper Junior High players runs toward a San Rafael ball carrier during their 36-16 win on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Both the Helper Junior High and Mont Harmon Junior High football teams posted wins in Castle Valley Athletic Association play last week.
The Helper Rams defeated San Rafael 36-16 on Wednesday in Ferron. Head coach Phil Howa said the game went and back forth until Helper's running game started to take control to help get the win.
"This was our toughest game yet," said Howa. "We used our power running game and it just worked really well for us."
Howa said the Helper defense held strong, keeping San Rafael from getting back into the game.
"We're starting to hit on all cylinders right now," he said.
Helper is now 3-0 on the season and will play Canyon View on Wednesday at 3:30 at the Mont Harmon Junior High football field.
Mont Harmon won their game against Canyon View 30-22 on Wednesday. Head coach Jarad Hardy said the team jumped out to a big lead thanks to performance including Nate Olson with 133 yards on 13 carries and Austin Woodhouse who threw for 80 yards.
"We looked better than in previous weeks," said Hardy.
The Pirates took a 30-8 lead before letting some of the younger players get playing time.
Mont Harmon, 1-2 overall, will look for a measure of revenge as they travel to take on San Rafael on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. San Rafael took the first meeting 22-20 in overtime with a missed two-point conversion being the difference.