I'm not normally a follower of high school football, but as soon as I heard about this matchup, I knew who I was rooting for. From "CIF Bowl Open Division preview: No. 16 nationally Crenshaw versus De La Salle" at MaxPreps:
This is a dream matchup really. Old school versus the newcomer. Private school versus public. Ultimate suburb versus inner city.
De La Salle and all its tradition and reputation, a six-time mythical national champion and the only school to be selected to a State Bowl game all four years – no one else has been picked more than twice – against a Los Angeles City team far more known for its basketball prowess.
There's a load of Division I talent on both squads.
They truly saved the best for last - the final game in the country to be played in 2009.
Crenshaw is the first Los Angeles City school to be picked into the bowl game and after a 34-14 victory over Narbonne the team was overcome with emotion. The season has been that satisfying for the Cougars (14-0).
The game is tomorrow, Saturday, at 8 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson. It will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet California and Comcast SportsNet Plus, webcast at KBCsports.com and on the radio at KFRC 1550. Go Cougars!
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