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Football: Garfield signs contract to play St. Bonaventure in 2012

September 28, 2011 |  5:12 pm

There's no turning back for Los Angeles Garfield, which continues to play tough nonleague opponents even if the Bulldogs struggle.

Coach Lorenzo Hernandez said Garfield has signed a contract to open its 2012 season against Ventura St. Bonaventure, one of the top football programs in Southern California.

St. Bonaventure replaces La Puente Bishop Amat on the Bulldogs' schedule after Bishop Amat declined to continue its series with Garfield.

Garfield is 0-4 this season after losses to Bishop Amat, Edison, Dorsey and St. Paul. Hernandez believes scheduling tough opponents will better prepare his players for the Eastern League and City Section Division I playoffs.

Hernandez talked via the telephone Wednesday on Time Warner Cable's Varsity Roundup show that airs on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Channel 101.

Here's a link to a preview of the segment on schools scheduling tough opponents.

-- Eric Sondheimer