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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Preview: Marshall vs. South East

By Blair Angulo

CITY SECTION DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP

Marshall Barristers (11-2) vs. South East Jaguars (12-1)

When: Friday, 4:05 p.m.

Where: Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College

Broadcast: Live on Time Warner Cable channel 101

How they got here: Second-seeded Marshall beat Santee (37-6), Lincoln (49-10) and Granada Hills (37-34). Top-seeded South East beat Grant (56-14), Fremont (42-19) and Canoga Park (42-20).

School history: Marshall has one title to its name, but that came back in 1982. South East is only in its seventh year of existence and, this season, shattered its previous school record of eight wins.

Key players: The Barristers are led by quarterback Anthony Benitez, who has averaged 290 total yards per game, and tailback Walter Moctezuma, who has 19 total touchdowns. Southern Methodist-bound tailback Robert Lewis has 30 rushing scores and quarterback Jonathan Santos adds 35 total touchdowns to form an explosive combination for Eastern League champion South East.

Prediction: South East 42, Marshall 34