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50 years ago

Leg­end and un­de­feated sta­tus were wiped out at the same time. A mea­sure of re­venge was ob­tained.

Quar­ter Larry Eyer placed his name along­side Randy Palomino at Braw­ley last night. Pass­ing and run­ning, the ju­nior put life into a foot­ball race.

Down, 13-0, af­ter one quar­ter, Eyer brought his El Cen­tro Spar­tans into a first-place tie in the Im­pe­rial Val­ley League. Larry led the vis­i­tors to a 20-13 tri­umph over the Braw­ley Wild­cats at Warne Field.

Palomino quar­ter­backed the Spar­tans for two years. His mem­ory seemed over­shad­owed by Eyer’s tremen­dous show­ing last night.

With fire in his voice, coach Cal Jones fused the Spar­tan de­fense into a sound unit at half­time. Cen­tral Union had given up 239 yards to Braw­ley in the first half.

40 years ago

MEX­I­CALI — Plans are be­ing com­pleted to­day for Tues­day’s in­au­gu­ra­tion of Roberto de la Madrid as the next gov­er­nor of Baja Cal­i­for­nia. De la Madrid, born in Calex­ico, is the first Amer­i­can-born gov­er­nor in the his­tory of Mex­ico.

Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent Jose Lopez Por­tillo is ex­pected to ar­rive early Tues­day at the Mex­i­cali In­ter­na­tional Air­port ac­com­pa­nied by at least four high-rank­ing fed­eral of­fi­cials. Por­tillo and gov­ern-elect de la Madrid have been close friends for 25 years.

30 years ago

CALEX­ICO — It was a long, long evening for the home crowd here Fri­day night.

A few sec­onds into the fi­nal pe­riod, Bull­dogs quar­ter­back Al­fie Silva hav­ing just been sacked for a loss of six yards one coach mum­bled, “The only good thing about this game is it’s the fourth quar­ter.”

The bad thing was on the board: Cen­tral 56-Calex­ico 0. Be­fore the game ended, the Spar­tans would score three more times.

When it fi­nally did end, Calex­ico had what they had be­fore they came onto the field, 0. Cen­tral had 11 touch­downs. Seventy-six points. And, no they didn’t miss an ex­tra point. Their fi­nal score came on a 75-yard run by Ger­ald Robin­son as the clock ran out, so they didn’t have the chance to kick the fi­nal ex­tra point.

The Spar­tans didn’t miss any­thing the en­tire evening, ex­cept one bad pass. They over­pow­ered and out-ran Calex­ico’s de­fense all night.

Robin­son alone ac­cu­mu­lated 349 yards on 15 car­ries. He made four touch­down runs from scrim­mage, in­clud­ing the fi­nal 75-yarder and another 59-yarder, as well as a 59-yard touch­down re­turn on a punt.

20 years ago

CALEX­ICO — When the Cal­i­for­nia Com­mis­sion on Teacher Cre­den­tial­ing found in­ad­e­qua­cies in the teacher-cre­den­tial­ing pro­gram at San Diego State Univer­sity-Im­pe­rial Val­ley Cam­pus, univer­sity of­fi­cials quickly re­sponded.

Olga Amaral, co­or­di­na­tor of teacher ed­u­ca­tion at the cam­pus, said, “The re­view team found some ar­eas in need of im­prove­ment and gave us a year to make those im­prove­ments.”

Amaral sub­mit­ted an out­line in Au­gust to the com­mis­sion de­scrib­ing how cam­pus of­fi­cials plan to rem­edy the weak ar­eas. The com­mis­sion is ex­pected to visit the cam­pus within the year to check if the pro­gram has made progress.

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