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Football: Get ready for some muddy City Section games

Muddy_field_3 With rain expected to come down today, there's going to be some muddy fields for Wednesday's City Section quarterfinal games, and one team that should benefit most is San Fernando, which plays at Taft.

The Tigers have developed players besides quarterback Rashaad Reynolds, and one of the best is running back Daniel Lopez, who rushed for 217 yards against Dorsey and 275 yards against Monroe in his last two games. Taft's field is mostly dirt, and with mud likely, Lopez could be tough to stop.

And San Fernando is ready for mud. "Sometimes our sprinklers go off, and it's wet and muddy," Tigers Coach Tom Hernandez said.

Taft, however, could struggle in the mud because its offense is built around speed instead of power. Of the other games, only Crenshaw-Jordan players don't have to worry about mud. Crenshaw has an all-weather surface.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Birmingham players Okechukwu Meke, left, and De'Von Flournoy try to get mud off their shoes during the Patriots' 2007 City Section Championship Division semifinal game against Crenshaw. Credit: Austin Knoblauch

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Tha rain will be NO EXCUSE for , SAN FERNANDO TIGER'S fan's and alumni which are many. I GUARANTEED that SAN FERNANDO will have more people in the stands than taft and there at home . WIN or lose our rich TRADITION will REPRESENT this wednesday.

Crenshaw Nation

I remember those games at Crenshaw when it would rain and how muddy it would be. This will be the first time that Crenshaw will get a chance to test out the million dollar football field.

With our speed this will benefit us a lot. I wish that somehow most of the City section schools could have the all weather surface installed.

I hope the rain doesn't keep the fans away, because their are some great matchups. The best one is definitely Narbonne vs. B-Ham. San Pedro football field is not that great either, so they may have some problems too.

All in all I hope the rain will stay away so the games will be decided on talent and not mud.

The Crenshaw Nation


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