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Football: Beware of Garfield in 2010

Los Angeles Crenshaw remains the strong favorite to win the City Section Division I football championship this fall, but Los Angeles Garfield keeps taking small steps toward success and has put together its most ambitious schedule yet.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to open the season on Sept. 3 at East Los Angeles College against La Puente Bishop Amat, followed by games against Orange Lutheran, Ontario Colony and Santa Fe Springs St. Paul.

Garfield Coach Lorenzo Hernandez has done a great job challenging his players to get better, and the Bulldogs should have one of their most physical teams, led by defensive end Moses Saucedo and running back Jonathan Lopez.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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keyshawn jones

yeah garfield is over rated no offense they can't even beat bell or roosevelt what makes them think they'll beat bishop amat and besides Lopez is too overrated he fumbles too much he's the one that caused the victory over roosevelt with that fumble. I also know a few of the East LA kids and they party too much if i was their coach i wouldn't have favorites and i'd cut anyone i'd find doing stupid things.


with all due respect to Garfield their is no point on trying to schedule these good teams in non league guys are trying to be the LA Jordan of the past years, but jordan had actual athletes who can make big plays to score , we know you guys got Moses & Hector really good players on defense but thats not gonna cut it, Jonathan Lopez is also a good back but you seem to burn him out already ..last year you abused him , Eastern league will be a race between Garfield & Roosevelt again, but you might do more harm on playing these big schools do to injuries , then next thing you know your players dont have grades...then another first round knock out in Div 1...crenshaw, narbonne, taft, etc are still to good & fast for you, but who knows what you are trying to prove coach hernandez you can choose 3A or 4A or whatever , but that real GHS Football from the early 90's cant be duplicated..
good luck bulldogs hope your coaches do their job this 2010 season.. East L.A Pride

Kevin Tyler

Even as a D-2 team, I believe they could challenge some D-1 teams. Now im not saying they are force right now, but i can see them progressing in years to come. Also, note they got a good sophmore RB in Craig Jones, their offense will definetly improve this year.


Hamilton plays Division II. No Division II team is going to be considered among the best. They get to choose what division they play in. Hamilton should be competitive with QB back. But as an example, Garfield would win Division II. But Garfield chooses to challenge itself at the highest level. That's admirable.


Considering the overall talent level in that area, the lack of true support, etc. It would be an achievement of "Escalante" proportions for Garfield to be considered in the top tier of L.A. City Football. I wish Coach Hernandez luck and commend him for his ambition.

Kevin Tyler

What about Hamilton, I heard they are force to be reckoned with for years to come. ES, what do you think about them?


A few years back some of us implied that the Bulldogs invitational division title was tainted because of the lack of schedule strength. As alumni, we now need to step it up and help the football program. Congrats coach Hernandez and the GHS football program. What ever happened to the Century Club? GO BIG BAD BULLDOGS!


Garfield Bulldogs Moses Saucedo 2009 highlights: and Hector Cazales 2009 highlights: (Audio SFW)


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