As good as Kennedy High running back Donte Scarbrough is, he couldn't carry the Golden Cougars against host Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, the defending City Section 3-A champion, improved to 2-1; Kennedy dropped to 0-3.
Scarbrough carried on 23 of the Golden Cougars' 44 plays and totaled 87 yards, but he had trouble getting past Crenshaw inside linebackers Dennis Fomond and Marshon Caulton. Kennedy didn't get a first down until three minutes before halftime.
Fomond, who had an interception, also led the Crenshaw offense, scoring three touchdowns, including a 31-yard run on the game's final play.
Trailing, 26-3, Kennedy scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and recovered two onside kicks to make the score close. Scarbrough threw a 28-yard scoring pass to Carltrail Morgan on a halfback option with 10 minutes 43 seconds left. Rick Nadeau caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Toven to make the score, 26-15, with 1:53 left.