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Former player has worked to remove fear from Dorsey-Crenshaw football game

Updated: November 12, 2010, 12:04 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | For ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Dorsey-Crenshaw football game, scheduled for Friday night at Dorsey, used to be played during the day for fear of gang violence. Dorsey borders Bloods territory; Crenshaw borders Crips territory.

Ghalee Wadood, a kid from a Crip neighborhood who enrolled at Dorsey because he wanted to play football, remembers.

He remembers the game being shot up by gang members his junior year in 1991. He remembers a teammate having to switch jerseys to avoid detection by a rival gang his ...

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