Dorsey senior Chad Sabal (2) scored the first touchdown of the game (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)


The Dorsey Dons football team started Coliseum League play on a high note by thwarting the inaugural King/Drew Golden Eagles team 26-6.

“It’s a ride, it’s hard to explain,” said Dorsey senior quarterback Ciel Myles. “It feels good.”

The Dons flaunted a strong offense while the Golden Eagles highlighted their defense with five sacks. Dorsey now has a 3-3 overall record and King/Drew is now 4-2 overall.

King/Drew junior Kameron Gates noted how the Eagles pride themselves on their defense.

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“This is a new program and we’re out here, we’re the most hated in the city,” Gates said. “We just come out here and do our best and this is just a learning experience.”

Myles connected with senior Chad Sabal to score their first touchdown in the first quarter. King/Drew struggled to get first downs under Dorsey’s aggressive defense.

A 41-yard pass to Dons senior wide receiver Jeremy Ofulume put Dorsey on King/Drew’s 15-yard line. A carry by sophomore running back Javuan Lewis Jr. would boost the Dons to 12 points in the early minutes of the second quarter.

“Our whole point was to just threaten them deep, get them to back up,” Ofulume said. “It didn’t go as we planned, but it’s okay; we’re going back to the drawing board and do better.”

While the Dons were effective at keeping the Eagles’ offense stagnant, the Eagles’ defense made clutch stops. On the Dons’ next possession, the Eagles made two sacks. They continued to contain Dorsey’s yardage for the rest of the second quarter.

King/Drew junior Kameron Gates (5) runs toward the endzone (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The Eagles found their offensive momentum late in the third. After a 21-yard passing play to freshman Glenn Carrera put King/Drew midfield. Junior Kameron Gates took a pass and sprinted into the endzone for a 50-yard touchdown.

“This is my backyard, I come here and work out here all the time,” Gates said. “I just wanted to get through … I felt like I should just get it going.”

Dorsey mostly moved the ball by the rush for the fourth quarter. Lewis Jr. was a key factor in the Dons advancing deep into the Eagle’s territory and scoring.

“It’s always been good having a coach that’s been a running back, give us those plays,” Ofulume said. “We always expected to execute at a high standard.”

On their next possession, Sabal scored their last touchdown of the night on a two-yard rush. This was the only time where Dorsey’s two-point conversion was successful.

For the second week of league play, Dorsey will travel to battle Hawkins while King/Drew will host Crenshaw. Both games are on October 7 at 7:30 PM.