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Football: Dorsey, Crenshaw face strong Southern Section opponents

September 19, 2012 |  8:00 am

It's important that City Section teams try to get better in preparation for their league play, and that's what Dorsey and Crenshaw are hoping to do by scheduling tough Southern Section opponents on Friday night. Dorsey plays host to Alemany and Crenshaw is on the road at Oaks Christian.

The big problem in the Alemany-Dorsey matchup is that neither team could stop the run in losses last week to Corona Centennial and Paraclete, respectively. The good news is both teams prefer to pass the ball, so the defenses might luck out.

Dorsey needs to give quarterback Reginald Bell a little help. He can't do everything. That's why it's important the Dons run the ball successfully on occasion.

Crenshaw has shown it can play well against good teams after knocking off Norco and Fresno Edison and coming close to Westlake Village Westlake. Junior quarterback Ajene Harris has been a terrific, showing off an outstanding arm. The Cougars, though, will need to play much better on defense to have a chance against the unbeaten Lions.

Both games will be broadcast by Time Warner Cable on Channel 101. The Dorsey-Alemany game will be shown at midnight. The Crenshaw-Oaks Christian game will air on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Dorsey and Crenshaw are headed for a showdown to decide the Coliseum League championship on Oct. 19 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

-- Eric Sondheimer