LA MESA - The Super Bowl occurred about as far away as you can get from the Jewel of the Hills, but the cheering for the New Orleans Saints was noticeably louder through town.
At the sports bars in downtown and in the living rooms throughout La Mesa, many locals were pulling for one of their own - Reggie Bush. In fact, several La Mesans were seen wearing Helix High colors on their way to super bowl parties.
With the 31-17 victory La Mesa has its own Super Bowl hero. Reggie Bush graduated from Helix before starring at the University of Southern California.
While Bush didn't have a touchdown, his early running and pass receiving kept New Orleans in the game when Indianapolis threatened to run away with it early on.
And for locals who missed the Reggie Bush era at Helix High, we send you to this Youtube.com entry to see what, in many ways, remain the most amazing highlights of his career. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO3Q2j8tBVM