In comparing the top running backs in the Imperial Valley during the 2000 season, much of the talk was about Brawley Union High's Kiddo Moreno and Calipatria's Raul Palazuelos.
Both put up impressive numbers and deserved the accolades they received.
One of the most overlooked running backs may have been Calexico High's Nathan Armstrong.
All three shared the field in Imperial on Friday night during the Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association's inaugural North/South senior all-star football game, with Moreno and Palazuelos as members of the North squad facing Armstrong's South team.
Armstrong led the South to a 20-0 victory finishing with 90 total yards (85 rushing) including a 57-yard rumble for a touchdown. He also started at cornerback and recorded two tackles and three assists.
"Everybody was up for that game and was just looking forward to playing in it," said the 18-year-old Armstrong. "It was our last high school game and we all pretty much just wanted to have fun. I really think that was the most fun we've all had in a game."