Southwest High School grappler Eddie Conner isn't the best wrestler in the Imperial Valley.
No, that might be Imperial High School's A.J. Smith or one of many wrestlers at Brawley Union High. Conner may not even be the best on his team. No, that might be Bill Amidon.
Yet Conner is among a handful of local wrestlers who can say they defeated a Brawley wrestler this year.
There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Brawley is the best wrestling squad in the Valley, maybe one of the best in San Diego CIF Section. It proved that Wednesday as it obliterated Southwest 67-6 in Imperial Valley League action.
The six points the Wildcats did give up were to Conner, a 15-year-old sophomore. His pin of Brawley's Mark Mendibles with 1 minute, 1 second remaining in the match left Conner with an undefeated IVL season in the 135-pound division.