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St. Bernard exodus continues of top athletes [Updated]

August 29, 2012 | 10:05 am

Football isn't the only sport losing lots of players from Playa del Rey St. Bernard after the school changed the way it hands out financial aid and dropped its varsity football program this season.

The basketball team has lost its top player, senior Brandon Randolph, who will be playing for Inglewood this coming season.

Sophomores Brodricks Jones (6-9) and Chance Comanche (6-7) are at View Park Prep. They left at the end of last semester.

And sophomore guard Cameron High could be headed to Redondo, where former St. Bernard Coach Reggie Morris is now running the program.

The baseball team lost its top pitcher, Ryan Dobson, who's at Gardena Serra.

Thirty-four football players have left St. Bernard, according to a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Thirty-two players have signed up to play junior varsity football this season. School enrollment is at 292.

L.A. Cathedral has become a major transfer point for St. Bernard football players. Ten players have been declared eligible, Coach Kevin Pearson said, and three are expected to start on Thursday against Banning.

Dorsey and Crenshaw have also picked up St. Bernard transfers in football.

If the player is a senior, the Southern Section will most likely grant immediate eligibility.

-- Eric Sondheimer