By Ben Enos
Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 2:54 pm in East Bay Football.
CIF Open Division Bowl Game: De La Salle vs. Crenshaw
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It helped big time that DBP is the national champ.
I didn’t get a chance to see the game, but I did catch a highlight of Ward’s TD when Mamba got hurt. I’m sure if Mamba knew in advance that even though he was going to be successful in causing the fumble it wasn’t going to count, he would have just let him score and not gotten hurt. A major turning point in the game to be sure. I can’t believe he only got 6 carries, but scored 2 long TDs and impressed everyone so much. Is he just a junior?
The difference is that DLS is much deeper than Shaw and had Ward gone down like that, they still had Anderson to carry the load, while Shaw’s offense halted. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game, even at the high school level.
Well from what I understand he injured that same ankle during their first game of the year and it was a big reason he was playing primarily defense for most of the year. They really didn’t use him a lot at RB until the City Final and against DLS until he went down. He is without a doubt one of the most electrifying players you will ever see at the high school level. Some people have been saying that Pete Carroll was watching him as an eighth grader. He reminds me quite a bit of Reggie Bush but he may be a little quicker and hits that hole harder then Bush did. It will be fun to watch him develop and yes he is only a junior. Guys like that don’t come around very often.