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Football: Crenshaw's big men loom large

Yes, Crenshaw has lots of speed, which makes the Cougars the team to beat on Saturday at the Coliseum against Carson in the City Section Division I championship game.

But the strength of Crenshaw could be its big men up front. The Cougars have dominated on the offensive and defensive lines in recent weeks, and that's where Carson is going to have to bare down.

Marcus Martin, an offensive lineman who committed to USC, has emerged as the No. 1 blocker in the City Section. And Crenshaw's defensive line, led by three-year starter James Brock, has been effective rushing passers and stopping the run.

-- Eric Sondheimer

 
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justcya

As I said in the blog that I posted on December 7th re: Carson welcomes Crenshaw challenge, Carson's offensive line would have to do a better job against Crenshaw's defensive line if they were to have a chance in this game. Well, Crenshaw's defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage in this game. The result was 8 Carson turnovers and a 45-7 Crenshaw victory. Yes, Crenshaw 's Big Men did loom large. Especially on the defensive side of the ball.

JAG

So Irish you like the DLS linemen ? I wonder where did Brian Price Pac10 defensive player of the year in 2009 go to highschool ? How about Oregon DE Terrel Turner ? How about parade all american and UCLA OT Alesky Lanis ? So could you name some of these great DLS line that played in the Pac10 ? Just wondering ?

shaw coug

Irish i bet your 1 of those peolple i discribe earlier. your team didn't make it to the finals and your bitter. DLS makes it to Home Depot Center every year because no 1 in nortern cali can seem to stop them from getting to HDC. So let me ask Irish what school do u represent or are you gonna keep that secret because your boys are watching basketball games instead of playing football this time of year?

Irish

Crenshaw 85, it's just excuses. DLS players go both ways they are known for that. All their skill players go both ways every year so numbers don't mean nothing.

Irish

Shaw coug, DLS was so 4, 3, 2, 1 year ago and this year will be at home depot center come the 18th. No other team in CA can say that. Get used to it big man..

justcya

E.S.

Looks like you read my blog that I posted on December 7th re: Carson welcomes Crenshaw challenge. I stated the same exact thing. Crenshaw dominated the line of scrimmage against Narbonne and Venice on both sides of the ball. As a matter of fact the Black Mamba only touched the ball twice against Narbonne and Crenshaw still blew them out. I will say it again . If Carson is to win this game they will have to do a better job in this area than they did against Garfield and Narbonne.

TRAY RICHARDSON

CRENSHAW WILL WIN CITY AND STATE THIS YR ASANTE GO BACK TO WATTS MAN CARSON HAS NOT SHOT WHAT SO EVER

shaw coug

De La Salle was so last year. All u haters who keep putting Crenshaw down 4 losing 2 De La Salle i have 1 question, where was your team. let me answer that question 4 u, they weren't good enough to make it that far and they were probably sitting in the stands cheering on their basketball teams. So 2 the Crenshaw offensive and defensive lineman congrats on making it back 2 the city finals because your haters teams are probably doing the same thing again this year, sitting at home wishing they were playing on saturday or they're sitting in the stands watching basketball games again.

Crenshaw '85

With De La Salle, it wasn't about size, it was about subs. They have pure numbers and wear teams down. While, Crenshaw athletes play both ways. De La Salle is a very good program, but you must give kudos to Crenshaw for building a nationally recognized program in an environment where most felt it could not happen. That is why both Crenshaw and Dorsey players are moving through college and into the pro level.

Irish

Marcus still couldn't block the much smaller d line from De La Salle. It was proven size didn't matter in that game.


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