EL CENTRO — Throw the ball well; run the ball well; play suffocating defense, and win the special teams battle. It’s a recipe for winning football, and it’s exactly what Central Union High School did to Brawley in the 76th Bell Game at Cal Jones Field here on Friday.
EL CENTRO — Central Union High School’s high-powered offense deservedly gets a lot of publicity, but championships are won with defense and the Spartans delivered a defensive masterpiece against Imperial at Cal Jones Field here on Friday.
EL CENTRO — For the second consecutive year, the Central Union High football team dominated the city championship game against crosstown rival Southwest in a 47-13 beatdown at Eagle Field on Friday.
EL CENTRO — It doesn’t seem possible, but the 2019 high school football season is already nearer to its finish than to its start.
CALEXICO — On Friday night the Central Union Spartans were scheduled to play their first Imperial Valley League contest of the season here against the Calexico High School Bulldogs. Whether the Bulldogs actually showed up for the contest is unclear.
EL CAJON — Despite delivering all manner of clutch plays, the Central Union football team couldn’t conjure one that the Christian Patriots wouldn’t answer, and in the end, they ran out of miracles, falling here, 31-28, Friday night.
Here’s the thing about 10-hour bus rides: They suck. Nobody has ever given one a four-star review on Yelp! It’s a lot of bodies in a small space for a long time — not exactly a winning formula.
For those preoccupied this past weekend with travel, barbecues and Labor Day sales, not to mention the surprising news that Central Union High School’s next game will be played in Texas, it was actually a pretty solid week on the gridiron for our local teams.
EL CENTRO — The question heading into Central Union’s first football game of the 2019 season wasn’t so much whether they would beat their opponent, the Yuma Criminals, as how good they’d look doing it.
BRAWLEY — While the Central Union High School football team’s offense has garnered accolades all season, blistering teams to the tune of 44 points per game, it was the Spartans’ defense that delivered the big plays against rival Brawley on Friday.
EL CENTRO — After staving off defeat by the barest of inches last week in Imperial, the Central Union Spartans made it clear that they were in no mood for an encore during this Friday’s Homecoming against the Palo Verde Yellowjackets.
They say a win is a win, and if that’s true, congratulations are in order for the Vincent Memorial Scots, who padded their record this past weekend at the expense of Escondido Charter.
What a difference seven days can make. At this time last week, no fewer than five of the Imperial Valley League’s six teams had winning records, and now, as if by finger snap, the field’s been whittled down to two.