It was the Homecoming to remember at Grossmont High School

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Foothillers established a new Grossmont Conference scoring record after hammering visiting Hilltop, 75-22, last Sept. 19 at Lt. Thomas M. Adams Field at Jack Mashin Stadium.

Point total eclipsed the mark of 71 set by crosstown rival Helix in a CIF playoff victory over Monte Vista, 71-32 in 2002. It also snapped the school scoring record of 69, set last season against Valhalla.

Foothillers established a new Grossmont Conference scoring record after hammering visiting Hilltop, 75-22, last Sept. 19 at Lt. Thomas M. Adams Field at Jack Mashin Stadium.

Point total eclipsed the mark of 71 set by crosstown rival Helix in a CIF playoff victory over Monte Vista, 71-32 in 2002. It also snapped the school scoring record of 69, set last season against Valhalla.

However, the East County record remains in the custody of Christian High, which also set its mark in postseason action after whipping Tri-City Christian, 78-7 in 2010. The Patriots also once collected 77 points, also in CIF action in a 2008 win over Foothills Christian.

Despite averaging more than 30 points per game, the Hillers noticed big improvements to the offense this week.

“We worked on our tempo and speed to get ready for Hilltop,” said Jake Harr, who can play at running back or in the slot. “”We’ve been a bit sluggish, but tonight we opened it up.”

Alijah Avant finished with touchdowns, two on the ground while rushing for 140 yards, while two receiving among on passes from quarterback George Carigiannides. Avante finished with 207 yards in total offense. Jake Harr rushed for 99 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, while Deion Mickens carried for 140 yards and a pair of scores, part of a remarkable 692 yards in total offense by the Foothillers.

The Hillers’ yardage total fell just short of the conference mark, according to the section record book. The old East County mark was 707 by Helix in a 2001 victory over Valhalla, 53-22. The county record is 784, when Rancho Bernardo whipped West Hills in a 1999 playoff contest.

The extra play led to a major injury when Lancers’ senior Daniel Calara suffered a severe leg injury when Grossmont posted the game’s final scoring play to put the margin to more than 50 points. The ballgame was delayed 24 minutes while Calara was carted away via ambulance.