In a fairly disappointing season for the Central Union High football team, there have been a few bright spots.
One of the brightest spots on Central's squad is running back/defensive back Anthony Hellum.
The 16-year-old senior has been the most consistent player on the squad and added to his resúmé Friday with a three-touchdown, three-interception performance in Central's 21-7 Imperial Valley League win over Palo Verde. He also returned an interception for a touchdown with five seconds remaining in the game but it was called back because of a penalty.
"I really felt the whole team had to have a big game and step up, not just one player," said the 5-foot-11, 165-pounder. "We were going into the game 0-1 in league and I knew we needed a big game. So during practice all that week I practiced really hard on defense. So I think all that extra work paid off."