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Football: It's a Disney story at Hollywood High

October 4, 2010 |  8:00 am

While lots of schools are switching to synthetic turf, Hollywood High is getting a new grass field courtesy of the Walt Disney Co.

Disney used the field last summer and paid to replace it. The Sheiks will finally get to use it next week when they play their first home game on Oct. 15. They have been practicing all season at a park.

Hollywood is off to a 4-0 start under third-year Coach Ceasar Sandoval, who has changed the culture on campus. The Sheiks now expect to win. He has 10 assistant coaches, unheard of in the past at Hollywood.

Linebacker Joashuan Valdez has 45 tackles and five sacks. Quarterback Jeremi Ross has passed for 659 yards and six touchdowns.

The Sheiks figure to compete with Los Angeles Jefferson for the Southern League championship.

-- Eric Sondheimer