The stage was set for the classic cross town showdown between rivals Crenshaw and Dorsey, the excitement had been building all week long from players, students, and Alumni but when time finally came to play the game, it was all Crenshaw.
Dorsey was eager to try and spoil Crenshaw’s homecoming, but instead failed to even make a game of it before succumbing 41-0 in a blowout loss.
The Cougars jumped on Dons from the opening kick.
Crenshaw went on opening quarter scoring spree to emerge with a 21-0 lead. Wide receiver, Davien Fisher made his mark on the game earlier with two touchdown scores, the most impressive of which turned out to be a 76-yard touchdown reception. That score was set up by a Nolan Gribsy interception at the Dorsey 24-yard line.
Veteran Dorsey, Paul Knox outfit just didn’t have an answer on this night to slow down Crenshaw momentum. There were little sparks each time Jermale made world-class speed. Crenshaw’s defense continued to apply pressure on quarterback Noah Whitney forcing him throw two first half interceptions.
In the second second quarter, Crenshaw scored on a blocked punt in the end zone.
Cougars star, Marcus Walton also blocked a punt and Trevion Thomas recovered it for the score making it 27-0. Crenshaw defense just kept make plays to keep the Dons out of scoring position, and the Cougars poured in 20 second half points for their consecutive shut out win.
Crenshaw’s Coach Robert Garrett proved that brutal non-league schedule was well worth the learning experience and now his team seemed prime and ready for a run towards the city
These teams should be on opposite side of brackets when the playoffs hit so there won’t be revenge game this year. It’s a wait till next year’s game with the buzz going down to MLK Blvd and Jackie Robinson Stadium in 2014.
Next week Crenshaw (3-4, 2-0) will host West Adams (0-5, 0-2) 7pm and Dorsey (3-4, 1-1) will travel to Locke (5-2, 1-1) 3pm game.
Cavs Crunch Chaminade
Mission League foes, Serra and Chaminade, were headliners last Friday night in a game that pitted two of the best teams in the CIF-Southern Section, but the powerful Cavs turned this game into a 36-0 dud.
Last season, only 12 points separated these two powerhouses in their previous two contests together, which they split. So even as Fox Sports was looking for a nail biter to showcase on its regionally televised Game of the Week, the Eagles offense failed to mount anything against Serra’s defense that has been playing lights out during the past two weeks.
The victory win highlighted the Cavilers defense and we all know defenses win championships. They zeroed in on Chaminade star running back, Donovan Lee and held him to staggering 37-yards rushing on the night. The only option left was try to pass against Serra’s athletic secondary, Eagles quarterback, Brad Kaaya, went 19-30 with only 184-yards and no touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Cavs defense was too hot and riding on a wave of excitement, so much so that defensive end, Olajuwon Tucker verbally committed to USC after the game live on post game broadcast. Senior Linebacker Dwight Williams said, “Feels great to shut out a good team, defense tonight had something to prove. Had great week of practice with film study and game plan that was installed.”
Serra is averaging 40 points per game this season and barely missed that against one of the best teams in state.
Boise State bound quarterback, Jalen Greene guided the Serra offense with his feet on two touchdowns (8-yards, 1-yard) and his arm for two more (76-yards, 6-yards). Greene had a strong night running the spread read, with 27 rushes for 13-yards and, 7-15 passing for 179-yards for the Cavilers.
Serra’s team just played a solid game, while it almost seemed that Chaminade at certain points in second half just said, ‘let’s practice and stay vanilla until we meet them again in the playoffs.’ In the fourth quarter, on their own 20-yard, line they ran a goal line package with 80-yards in front of them to burn some clock and look to grind out few first downs. It backfired as they went three and out and was forced to punt. Serra reserves finished the game.
Serra improving to 7-0, 2-0 in league will host Cathedral (5-2, 0-2) and Chaminade (5-2, 1-1) host St. Paul (1-6, 1-1) on next Friday Oct 25th at 7pm kickoffs.