Los Angeles, Ca – There is a change brewing in the Los Angeles City Section Football. The city office made a decision to move Los Angeles High and Hawkins High to the Coliseum league. At quick glance you wonder how will these smaller schools compete with history and traditional powerhouses of Crenshaw and Dorsey. During the summer fi360 News caught up with LA head coach Eric Scott and he let us now that his team would be ready to compete.
Now the LA Romans move to 6-0 after upsetting the Crenshaw Cougars on their Homecoming 28-26. It was interesting seeing the shift in power changing in the City Section. The Romans were up and looked to have a comfortable lead at 28-13 in third quarter.
Scott coach one heck of a game and had his players going 150 mph on the field, they were the more hungrier team. The aggressiveness was so easy to spot on the field, LA looked like how Crenshaw use to look. The Romans were carried by few players making big plays on both sides of the ball.
Quarterback Kaymen Cureton found one of his favorite targets on two touchdown bombs on the night. The game first score was a 36 yard touchdown catch by Justin Rogers over double coverage and they completed two point conversion taking 8-0 lead with 2:01 left 1st quarter. In the second half was other big pass and catch with Cureton to Rogers on 63 yard strike to respond to Crenshaw previous score pushing their led back to 20-13.
It took a little while for Crenshaw to wake up but when their did they had very opportunistic defense capturing few turnovers. Senior defense end Derrick Moore picked up fumble and scampered 50 yards with no time on the clock finish the 3rd quarter 28-20 to move closer towards a comeback.
Entering the fourth quarter the game was now an eight point game and looked as the momentum was shifting. The game was like a basketball game with both teams going on scoring runs.
Crenshaw lead by junior quarterback Derrick Darden played a solid game giving up only one interception. The Cougars last score was an impressive 49 yard sweep left by Aundre Carter who broke few tackles and shook few defenders on his way to end zone. The Romans defense lead by defense end Martin Andrus stuffed the play to keep two point lead at 28-26 with 9:20 left in the game.
The fourth quarter was a real chess match between the Mentor and Mentee. The ball moved back and forth but neither team added any more points.
Everyone had their eyes on the 50 yard line when the clock was about to click zeros to see Eric Scott & Robert Garett head coach handshake. It went short and sweet/sour with high emotions but a mutual respects.
The Los Angeles Romans will remain on the road taking their 6-0 recored to face The Dorsey Dons October 16th at 7pm.
Crenshaw will take its 3-3 record and host Manual Arts at home on October 16th at 7pm.
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