People like to make fun of all the strange happenings in the City Section and Los Angeles Unified School District, but top athletes are still being produced and what a year it has been for alumni.
It started with Malcolm Smith (Taft) being the Super Bowl MVP for the Seattle Seahawks.
This week alone, Mike Moustakas (Chatsworth) had the tie-breaking home run for the Kansas City Royals against the Angels in their 3-2 playoff win.
On Saturday, Tevin Carter (Santee) returned an interception for a touchdown to help Utah beat UCLA, 30-28
Michael Bercovici (Taft) passed for 510 yards and five touchdowns in the Coliseum, including the game-winning 46-yard Hail Mary, to lead Arizona State past USC.
Michael Thomas (Taft) had a touchdown reception for Ohio State in a win over Maryland.
Jordan Dascalo (Taft) averaged 43.2 yards on four punts for Washington State against California in a 60-59 loss.
Yes, Taft alumni had a big day on Saturday.
And there's more to come. Jordan Farmar (Taft), Spencer Dinwiddie (Taft) and DeAndre Daniels (Taft) are getting ready for their NBA seasons.