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Football: It's not looking good for the City Section

September 17, 2010 | 10:30 pm

Crenshaw lost its first two games. Carson was just humiliated, 56-14, by Santa Margarita. Narbonne lost an opportunity to get a statement victory over Long Beach Poly.

So much for a City Section team appearing in a second consecutive state bowl game.

Carson had generated buzz with a pair of early season victories over Southern Section counterparts Mater Dei and Fontana Miller, but the Colts looked like a jayvee outfit for much of their loss against the Eagles on Friday at Saddleback College. There were turnovers. Plenty of penalties. Fourth downs gone awry.

"I didn't see that coming," Carson Coach Elijah Asante, looking somewhat exasperated, said afterward. "Our kids tried hard, but they were better than us. If you want to put it plain and simple, we got outcoached."

Asante was trying to run a gauntlet of beating coaching legends Bruce Rollinson, Harry Welch and Bob Johnson. His Colts got past Rollinson's Mater Dei, but that victory is not looking as impressive after the Monarchs were routed Friday by Corona Centennial, 44-13, for their worst defeat since 2005.

The search for a City title frontrunner continues.

--Ben Bolch