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After keeping everyone in suspense for the last few months, including her own family and teammates, Windward center Kristen Simon made a dramatic announcement early yesterday morning on Instagram when she selected to play college basketball at USC next year.
The move came on the first day that seniors could signing their National Letter of Intent to colleges.
Simon had kept quiet about her debate between Cal and USC before saying she was going to be a Trojan at 9 a.m. along with tweeting a picture with teammate Jordin Canada who will play at UCLA next year.
“USC felt like family. It was a pretty close decision that is why it took so long. There were days I was leaning toward Cal and others it was USC,” Simon said.” [It's an] up and coming program with a lot to prove and want to put them on the map like we did at Windward.”
The move even caught Canada by surprise.
“Personally, I thought she was going to Cal,” Canada said.
On the hot seat since going winless in Western League play last year, Westchester football coach Seka Edwards was fired this week following a 13-10 home loss to North Hollywood on Friday, according to multiple sources on campus
Co-athletic director and JV head coach Tim Lenderman will take over on an interim basis as they prepare to start conference action against University (3-2).
Lenderman had previous been head coach at Hollywood High from 1995-2001.
The Comets are currently 2-3 with victories over Fremont and Hollywood, but have blowout losses to South Gate and Cathedral by a combined 89-0.
Things got off to a great start for Westchester when Cemaj Douglas took the opening kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown but the Comets seemed unimpressive in a 25-6 victory over Hollywood.
Westchester took a 13-0 lead on quarterback Aaron Greenfield’s deep pass for a 73 yard touchdown in the final seconds of the first quarter.
However, it was penalties that prevent them for expanding their advantage.
Flags took two scores away from the Comets, a 63-yard pass from Greenfield to Lonnie McNamee on their first series and a 43-yard punt return by in the second.
Overall, Westchester had 14 penalties for 159 yards compared to 258 yards of offense.
Football: Video — Westchester’s Cemaj Douglas talks about his 93-yard kickoff return in win over Hollywood
Westchester’s Cemaj Douglas talks about returning the opening kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown and his thoughts on the Comets 25-6 victory over Hollywood, yesterday.
The scores for Friday, September 27th westside high school football games are below.
LA City Section:
Fairfax 34, Taft 33
Westchester 25, Hollywood 6
Palisades 27, Granada Hills 7
University 51, Gardena 33
High school football kicks off tonight with the following westside teams in action. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
LA CITY SECTION
Football: Westchester WR Joshua Smith might be unknown, but do not expect him to stay a secret for long
If you have not heard of Westchester wide receiver Joshua Smith, it is okay, most of the Western League probably has not either.
That could change after the senior had six catches for 102 yards in Thursday’s scrimmage against Banning.
Standing at 6’4 with a 30 inch vertical, you would expect Smith to be practicing with Ed Azzam and the renowed boys’ basketball team, but head coach Seka Edwards is glad to have such a large target out on the football field.