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Football: Lavell Thompson puts best foot forward at South Gate
Football: Lavell Thompson puts best foot forward at South Gate

Lavell Thompson is arguably one of the premier players in the Los Angeles City Section. The senior running back from South Gate proved as much Friday night against East Los Angeles Garfield. His effort, however, came up a tad short. The 5-foot-7, 185-pounder was effective from start to finish. Still, Thompson was left to think about what could have been after a 23-19 Eastern League loss at home in which he finished up with 171 all-purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.  “I went out there and did what I could do,” Thompson said. “I felt like I left it all on the field, and as a leader on this team, that's what I'm supposed to do. My job is to lead by...

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