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LA South: No. 9 Crenshaw 53, No. 16 Dorsey 12

November, 12, 2010

Alex Gallardo/Special to ESPNLA.comUS Presswire
Crenshaw's DeAnthony Thomas had 171 yards in offense in only 13 touches against Dorsey.

LOS ANGELES -- Crenshaw’s message was loud and clear Friday night.

The city belongs to the Cougars and no one else after a 53-12 victory over Dorsey.

The clash between the top two City Section teams turned into a laugher quick, with No. 9 Crenshaw building a 34-0 lead after the first quarter. Just minutes later, it was 47-0.

This was one loud, cruel message: Los Angeles is not big enough for both Crenshaw and Dorsey. It’s one or the other. And for the sixth straight year, it was all Cougars.

Blue and yellow might make green on the color wheel, but on Friday, that combination made green disappear.

Rancho Cienega Park’s Jackie Robinson Stadium -- packed to the brim at kickoff -- thinned out during halftime. The music stopped playing. Fans behind Dorsey’s bench traded in their dance moves for blankets. Much of the large crowd bolted before Crenshaw emerged with the one-sided victory and a probable No. 1 seeding for the City Section playoffs.

"We controlled our own destiny," Crenshaw coach Robert Garrett said. "There shouldn't be any question for the seeding."

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