Eric Sondheimer

Eric Sondheimer is the prep sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has been honored five times by the California Prep Sportswriters Assn. for best prep sports column. A graduate of Cal State Northridge, he joined the Daily News as prep editor in 1980. He left for 18 months in 1990 to be West Coast correspondent for the National Sports Daily. He returned to the Daily News in 1981 and joined The Times in 1997 covering high school sports.
The Times' high school football rankings

A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland.

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Taft continues to grind along despite lack of success, and touchdowns

While Taft High's football team has been outscored 296-0 in five games, Jonah Mendelsohn continues to excel as the punter.