Football: Forget that Carson has five losses entering final
Carson is feeling quite good entering its City Section Division I championship game against Narbonne on Friday at 8 p.m. at East Los Angeles College, even though the Colts' 8-5 record is one of the worst for a potential championship team.
Coach Elijah Asante used his team's brutal stretch of non-league games to prepare the players for what he calls a "four-game tournament."
"We know what to do and how to do it, and we're going to try to finish the deal," he said.
The Colts lost to Narbonne, 38-37, in Marine League play. "They shouldn't have beaten us the last time," Asante said.
The Colts are certainly healthier and better. Receiver Darreus Rogers was hobbling around in the earlier game. Running back Roger Jones, a transfer from Compton, and quarterback Kevin McMahon, a transfer from South Torrance, still weren't particularly comfortable in the Colts' offense. They are now.
Last week, the Colts avenged a 21-0 league setback to San Pedro with a 24-19 victory. Now comes the big one. In 2000, Banning won the City title with an 8-6 record.
"We have to prepare, we have to execute and we have to make plays," Asante said.
And the Colts know how to pull off upsets. Above is video from Carson's victory over Mater Dei last season.
-- Eric Sondheimer