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By Joe Naiman

HS Football: Ruiz returns to field for Senior Night, throws two touchdowns


Last updated 11/1/2018 at 11:31pm

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Senior QB, Alex Ruiz, throws a pass in his first game back since having his right leg partially amputated in 2017, due to an injury on the field.

Senior Night was Oct. 26 for the Linfield Christian School football team, and it was also the first game for Linfield senior Alex Ruiz since an injury in an October 2017 game which led to the amputation of his right leg.

Ruiz not only played in Linfield's home game against Desert Christian High School but also threw five passes, including three completions and two touchdown strikes, and he was the holder for both extra points.

"I was just thankful for the opportunity and grateful that I had the chance to get some closure with the game," Ruiz said. "My last memory isn't of me getting hurt."...

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