Los Angeles Preps: Dion Lambert

LA North & Orange County: Servite 48, Granada Hills Kennedy 7

September, 9, 2010

GRANADA HILLS -- Servite coach Troy Thomas and Granada Hills Kennedy coach Dion Lambert were teammates in an all-star football game when they were in high school 25 years ago.

Both were cornerbacks on the team. Thomas readily admits Lambert was the real star, by far a better player than he was back in high school.

There is little question who is coaching the better team. Servite is coming off a CIF state championship season and an opening night victory over Oceanside, which won its own state title last year.

Servite, the No. 1 team in the ESPNLA.com Top 25 rankings, improved to 2-0 with a convincing 48-7 win over Kennedy on Thursday night. Thomas said after the game he thought Kennedy played well despite the score. Thomas added that he holds Lambert’s team in high regard and that Lambert’s players handled the loss well.

Servite’s junior quarterback Cody Pittman threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another. He was 13-for-15 for 141 yards and completed nine passes in a row at one point.

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