Los Angeles, Ca – Led by three first quarter touchdowns by sophomore running back Charles Mincy Jr., Dorsey beat San Pedro 31-9 in the CIF L.A. City Section Division I semifinals Friday night.
The Dons advance to the Division I final where they will face Narbonne Saturday at El Camino College.
“It doesn’t seem real in a sense,” Dorsey coach Charles Mincy said. “These kids have grown and developed so much throughout the season. I’m proud of them.”
Dorsey didn’t waste any time as they scored on its first possession with a Mincy Jr. touchdown run from a yard out. On the ensuing drive, San Pedro was forced to punt. The ball sailed over the punter’s head, giving Dorsey the ball at the Pirates’ 9-yard line.
On the next play, Mincy Jr. scores on a 9-yard touchdown run to give Dorsey a 12-0 lead with 7:39 remaining in the first quarter.
After the Dons’ defense forces another punt, Mincy takes the handoff on third-and-seven, explodes through a hole untouched and goes 53 yards for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion failed and Dorsey takes a 18-0 lead in the first quarter.
San Pedro capped an 11-play drive with a 28-yard field goal by Tanner Carcamo. Dorsey quarterback Jerman Gotoy added a 16-yard touchdown pass to Antwone Williams for a 25-3 lead going into halftime.
“We came in ready to play,” Gotoy said. “I’m glad to take this team to the city title game.”
Gotoy capped a 9-play, 89-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to give the Dons a 31-5 lead with 8:56 left in the fourth quarter.
“We think we are the team to beat,” Gotoy said. “Narbonne is a very talented team but it’s going to be a battle for sure.”
Mincy Jr. rushed for 120 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns. Gotoy completed 8 of 17 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown while adding a rushing touchdown.
“We have respect for coach Manuel Douglas and his program,” Mincy said. “But we respect our program as well so we will watch film and get ready for Narbonne.”