Football: Look for a Carson-Crenshaw final
Carson (8-2) and Crenshaw (8-2) appear headed on a collision course for the Coliseum and the City Section Division I final. Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett was calm after getting the No. 2 seed behind the Colts, saying, "Oh, well," but I think he'd like to play Carson so his team could prove who's No. 1.
The good news for Crenshaw is that its neighborhood rival, Dorsey, was placed in the opposite bracket of the pairings, so the two Coliseum League rivals won’t meet unless it’s at the Coliseum in the championship game.
But the Cougars could face Marine League power Narbonne in the quarterfinals. Taft and Dorsey could be headed for a rematch of their Sept. 9 game won by Dorsey, 37-24.
They would meet in the quarterfinals.
Venice finally got respect as the Western League champion with the No. 3 seed.
Carson Coach Elijah Asante showed up at the meeting dressed in a suit and tie, the same outfit he wears on game day, and he came armed with statistics that the Colts played the toughest schedule and were from the toughest league.
He won out despite Crenshaw’s impressive 53-12 demolishing of Dorsey on Friday night.
To me, the big winner in the seeding was Taft. When the Toreadors lost to Dorsey, it was the first game for new quarterback Michael Bercovici. He and the team are much better, so don’t be surprised to see a Carson-Taft semifinal.
But in the end, it should be a Carson-Crenshaw final.
-- Eric Sondheimer