For about 28 minutes, Brawley Union High School running back Mitchell Ruiz couldn't be stopped by Central Union defenders in the 58th annual Bell Game in El Centro on Friday.
Ruiz played one of the best games of his high school career as he racked up 147 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns, leading Brawley to a 76-7 annihilation of its Imperial Valley League rival.
"We didn't take them lightly at all. But I don't think any of us expected to beat them by that much," said the 17-year-old senior. "We didn't go into the game thinking that we'd do what we did, but we all played hard and ended up beating them by a lot."
Saying that the Wildcats (9-1 overall, 4-0 IVL) beat the Spartans by a lot is an understatement, considering it was the most lopsided victory in Bell Game history and one of the highest-scoring outputs in Brawley High annals.