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Central’s Charlie Sullivan selected as FNL All-Imperial Valley Player of the Year

Spartan senior finished second in rushing yards and touchdowns in San Diego Section Division II

EL CENTRO, Calif., (KYMA, KECY) - As if the script were written before the year began, the Central Spartan's workhorse was bound for a star-studded season.

Charlie Sullivan entered his senior campaign with high expectations in an offense that was ready to explode at any moment during any game. Despite great talent all over and hitting defenses at every angle, Sullivan was the go-to-guy in most situations on the ground and through the air.

Sullivan broke out in 2021 with over 1,000 total yards and 17 total touchdowns, but more was needed from him in order for the Spartans to control the Imperial Valley League and make a deep postseason run.

And that, he delivered on.

Sullivan hit the ground running with over 1,300 yards on the ground and 23 total touchdowns - each good for second in San Diego Section Division II and ninth in total touchdowns across the entire San Diego Southern Section.

It wasn't just on offense, either. Sullivan was one of the few who consistently played both sides of the ball, as well. Sullivan was second on the team with 57 total tackles and pitching in 2.5 sacks from the linebacker position.

Outside of the stats on paper, Sullivan was one of the Spartans' team captains and leaders - while also coming up with some of the team's big time plays in crucial moments, including the game winning touchdown grab from Damian Rodriguez in the unforgettable 79th Annual Bell Game and his three touchdowns in the rematch with Brawley two weeks later in the CIF SDS Division II Quarterfinals.

After a stellar couple of years as a Spartan, he will be headed off to play for Cal Poly next fall.

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