Former Crespi High football Coach Bill Redell will coach a team from Los Angeles in a high school all-star football game against a San Diego squad Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Mira Mesa High in San Diego.
Redell, who retired from Crespi after the 1989 season, will be joined by Tim Lins, the current Crespi coach. Crespi assistants Larry Cummings, Steve Puryear and Joel Wilker round out Redell's staff.
USC-bound running back Mike Jones, who played at Montclair Prep last fall, leads a group of seven area players on the L. A. team. Others include kicker Chris Afarian of Notre Dame, defensive lineman Greg Bernard of Taft, defensive back Leon Glasgow of Granada Hills, defensive back Vinnie Johnson of Cleveland, linebacker Joe Mahoney of Crespi, and Jones' brother Greg, a linebacker from Montclair Prep.
The team is composed of players from the 49 City Section schools, although the selection process this year allows the inclusion of players from Southern Section schools in the City Section's geographic area.
The intercity series, which began in 1949, was resumed three years ago after a 15-year hiatus. Los Angeles has lost all three games since the renewal.
The game is sponsored by the Pacific Southwest district of Optimists International.
Ned Washburn of Moorpark finished seventh in the 25-meter sprint run in the recent national lifeguard competition in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Washburn, 26, a former University of Wyoming swimmer, also competed in the international ironman, a lifeguard's triathlon comprising swim, surf ski and paddle-board legs of 500 meters each.
Harvard High will play host to an eight-team water polo tournament beginning today at the Harvard pool. Teams from Hawaii, Oregon, Texas and Bergamo, Italy, are entered in the round-robin event, which continues through Sunday. Play starts at 7 a.m. today.