According to local media, there is a major divide that goes down Crenshaw Boulevard, with two powerhouse programs residing on both sides. On the west side of Crenshaw, right off of Rodeo Road, is Dorsey High School, and on the east side of Crenshaw, right off of 52nd Street, is Crenshaw High School. Both schools have put numerous players into the college ranks and the NFL. Both schools come into this week’s game with identical records and athletes who have been ready for this game since middle school. Anticipate a large crowd involvement and a fight to the last play of the game on Friday night.
Kendall is a 3 year letterman on the Varsity Football team. He has been on the honor roll every year of his high school career, and the Dean’s List 3 times. He has received a 1st Team All City Award for Defense and a Football Scholar Athlete Award for having a GPA over 3.0. He currently has a 3.73 GPA and plans to go to college and study finance and economics.
Jonah has been playing football since the age of 7 years old. He played for the Baldwin Hills Football organization and Lancaster Jets, where he was the MVP. He has played for Crenshaw High for 4 years and currently holds a 4.0 GPA while defeating the odds that have been stacked against him.
Stafon Johnson was an outstanding performer in the Dorsey/Crenshaw Rivalry during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. In the Rivalry games, he gained over 500 yards rushing and had 2 interceptions. He was a High School All-American his Senior year and finished high school as one of the Top 5 rushers in LA City History. He went on to play at the University of Southern California, and in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans and the Washington Redskins. Stafon is currently coaching at Dorsey, giving his gift forward.
Coach Robert Garrett
Coach Garrett has been a staple the Crenshaw football for 3 decades, working to build the program into the powerhouse it is today. Coach Garrett was named the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year being nominated by the Los Angeles Chargers and former Crenshaw players Hayes Pullard and Brandon Mebane. Coach Garrett has dedicated his life to shaping and molding the lives of young men on and off the field.