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Football: Kudos for unbeaten Bishop Amat

October 29, 2009 | 10:35 am

When discussing the top teams in Southern California, Los Angeles Crenshaw, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, Huntington Beach Edison and Anaheim Servite usually get mentioned first, but Mission Hills Alemany Coach Dean Herrington has played Oaks Christian and unbeaten La Puente Bishop Amat, and he says Bishop Amat is better.

"I think they are a more well-rounded football team," Herrington said of the Lancers.

Alemany lost to Oaks Christian, 28-17, in its season opener. It lost to Bishop Amat, 36-14, last week.

The challenge for Bishop Amat is a tough Serra League schedule that requires the Lancers to play three consecutive playoff-like games against Los Angeles Loyola, Encino Crespi and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

-- Eric Sondheimer