Football: Freshmen and sophomores getting promoted for playoffs
One benefit for teams that make the playoffs is they get to promote freshmen and sophomores from their lower-level teams to the varsity to gain some experience. Some might even get playing time.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame will move up freshman running back Leo Lambert III, who rushed for 2,067 yards and 33 yards for the 9-1 freshman team.
Alemany is promoting 6-foot-2, 260-pound freshman lineman Matt Crow.
Gardena Serra has two freshmen who played junior varsity ready to contribute on the varsity in receiver Brandon Burton and linebacker Blake Walls.
Lake Balboa Birmingham will have to wait another week to move up freshman linebacker Eric Flowers. He's 13 and will turn 14 next week. Freshman defensive back Tylin Scott could see action in a Patriots' City Section Division I opener against Gardena.
-- Eric Sondheimer