Thursday night proved that you don’t have to leave the hood to make an impact on the football field and get that elusive College Scholarship. That definitely was on display Thursday night as two top teams in the City Section came out and showed out. PopScout High School Thursday Night Football features Dorsey High vs Augustus F. Hawkins, played October 13, 2016. Hawkins is the #22 team in the State of CA and proved that it’s definitely worthy of all recognition. Talk about two very tough and well coached teams. The game came down to the wire with Hawkins winning on a game ending field goal. Execution at the end of the day you feel me. I get tired just thinking about the tempo of the no huddle offense that Hawkins employs…lol.
There were scouts like Michigan, California, USC, Washington, and a few more on hand to check out the game and recruit some inner city soldiers. It was great to see head coach Jim Harbaugh of Michigan and Clay Helton of USC on hand to see talent in the inner city – kids showing true D1 skillsets. Yep, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen, head coaches you feel me. You know something is special when head coaches of Major D1 programs come out to evaluate for themselves. At that point – forget about being on the radar- somebody’s getting scooped up. BTW…for those families spending money you don’t have on private schools, dealing with the hectic LA traffic, and the uncertainty of if your kid will actually play once he gets into the private school arena, you may want to stay at home and take a good look at Hawkins, Dorsey, Crenshaw, and LA High. You can maximize your potential at any school if you’re the bomb – on and off the field that is. Remember, the student is in front of Student Athlete for a reason. You ‘gotta do what a baby gotta do’ in the classroom and things will pan out for you at the end of the day on the field. Stop thinking you have to be at a private school to maximize your potential families. But we all know you just want the best for your son/daughter.
Take a look at the full game played Thursday night between Dorsey and Hawkins. PopScout was on hand with the Wonder Pole getting a birds-eye view. It came down to the wire with Hawkins executing their 2 minute drill and kicking the game winning field goal as time expired. With Darius ‘Black’ Henderson pulling commentary duties as well as playing at historic Jackie Robinson Stadium, it doesn’t get any better than that. Big time players, make big time plays, in big time games. You saw that first hand Thursday night. As the homie Black would say…HELLO!
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