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Football: Lots of intrigue at City Section coaches' meeting

July 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

A mandatory meeting of City Section football coaches was held Saturday morning at USC, and it produced lots of gossip, notes and intrigue.

The folks who run AEG were out en force trying to get coaches to sign forms in support of Farmers Field. I hope somebody was going to ask AEG CEO Tim Leiweke if he was going to guarantee that the City Section would be able to hold its championship games at the field with little cost. The Home Depot Center hasn't exactly welcomed schools with open arms and inexpensive leases since it was built.

There were vendors galore making presentations, from video people to LAPD folks.

As for news, L.A. Jordan still hasn't hired a football coach, and practice begins on Monday. Will Burnett, an assistant, is the leading candidate.

Canoga Park has picked up a huge transfer in Edger Delgado, a linebacker who was the top defensive player in the Valley Mission League last season at Panorama.

Carson is still waiting to receive clearance from the City Section for quarterback Kevin McMahon, a transfer from South Torrance. Practice began on Monday, and McMahon isn't allowed to practice.

West Adams is being mentioned as a legitimate Coliseum League title contender, led by running back Michael Wimberly, who rushed for more than 100 yards seven times last season.

Garfield is excited about incoming freshman Cleo Session, a receiver and running back.

New fields will be broken in at Carson, El Camino Real and Belmont.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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