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Football: A coach making a difference at Garfield

January 22, 2012 |  1:21 pm

Too many football coaches are abandoning the City Section, but Lorenzo Hernandez of Garfield is hanging tough, and he's trying to bring along his players by creating opportunities for them to excel.

And one way is by scheduling top nonleague games that will test them.

Just look at the Garfield nonleague schedule for 2012: Ventura St. Bonaventure, Huntington Beach Edison, Dorsey and Venice.

"Expose your kids to the best if you want to be the best" is the philosophy Hernandez is following.

Garfield players should be thankful for having a coach who believes in trying to challenge his players and not just sit back and take a victory against a mediocre team.

-- Eric Sondheimer