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Inland Empire: Norco and Crenshaw should make for another haymaker

September, 8, 2010
One of the most memorable games of 2009 was the Week 1 intersectional clash between Norco and Crenshaw of Los Angeles.

Are you ready for Round 2?

Courtesy of Rob Helfman
Norco running back Kelsey Young had 245 yards against Crenshaw last season.

If the rematch Friday night is anything like the original meeting, fans should plan to arrive early and stay until the final horn.

A year ago, Crenshaw stopped the visiting Cougars on a crucial fourth down late in the fourth quarter and then held on for a 47-44 victory.

This time, the backdrop switches from L.A. to the Inland Empire, but many of the characters return.

Norco running back Kelsey Young, who accounted for 245 of his team’s 487 rushing yards last season, is back – having accepted a scholarship offer from Stanford in the meantime.

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