The last time I spoke to Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett in August, he started singing, "We're no good, we're no good, baby, we're no good."
In preparing for Friday's Coliseum League opener against Dorsey, Garrett is in a much better mood even though the Cougars were blitzed by St. John Bosco, 65-7, on Friday.
"We're getting better, baby, we're getting baby," was his tune on Sunday.
The Cougars are 2-3 and still considered the primary challenger to Narbonne for the City Section Division I championship.
Their game against Dorsey will allow both teams to get a feel where they belong in the City hierarchy.
Dorsey (1-4) did not play well in its last game, losing to Cathedral, 34-3. The Dons will have had two weeks to prepare for their rival. Dorsey hasn't been competitive against the Cougars lately, but look for the Dons to turn in an improved performance, with quarterback Rodney Evans critical for the Dons.
As for Crenshaw, the development of sophomore quarterback Daiyan Henley and freshman receiver Rayshawn Williams gives the Cougars hope for the future.