November 27, 2014


By Jevone Moore 

LAWT Contributing Writer 


The old cliché “Defense Wins Championships” proved to be the perfect ingredient as the Carson Colts (9-3) shutdown the Crenshaw Cougars (8-4)  23-7. Carson’s defense held Crenshaw offense to zero points in the game. This victory can be seen as rematch to last year playoff victory by eventual city titilist Crenshaw.


Carson set the tone of the game on Crenshaw’s opening drive with a Joseph Torres interception that set up a 12 yard touchdown run by Jabari Minix. This fast start by Carson gave them a 6-0  at 9:54 1st quarter lead. Torres’ interception was one of three thrown by Daiyan Henley of Crenshaw. The pressure the Colts applied was relentless all night by their front seven. Henley being only a sophomore will learn a lot from this game for his next two years.


Kiki Flores Carson’s field general at QB had a solid game to allow his team to just play hard. Flores managed the game well including a nice 38 yards strike to Brandon Hasson in first quarter where Colts lead 12-0 at 3:22 mark in 1st quarter. Carson’s defense stood tall deep in the redzone to stop Crenshaw on a 4th and goal. A few plays later Flores found himself being saked in endzone and fumbled. Two bad results came from that play: Crenshaw’s Nygel Lewis recovered the fumble for their only touchdown of the game & down went Flores who was knocked out the game with a lower leg injury.


The big time players for this Carson team that stood out; on offense Minix had 147 all purpose yards and a touchdown. He also just picked up his first D1 scholarship offer from Nevada. On the defense side linebacker Manuopuava Tui-Enesi had a bunch of bone crushing hits to go with his second half interception.  Tui-Enesi kept meeting the Crenshaw running backs on their side of the line of scrimmage.


This young Crenshaw team will be back in mix next year with only 12 players graduating off this team. They made few plays tonight just not enough against this stingy Carson defense. Next week Carson will travel to #1 seed San Pedro for a semifinal rematch of last game of season. San Pedro won that game 17-15 over Carson in that game that vaulted them to #1 seed and dropped Carson to #4.

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