SBLive’s LA City Section Top 10 football rankings: No. 9 Kennedy debuts

The fall 2021 high school football season continued this week in the Los Angeles City Section. San Pedro remains No. 1 in the latest SBLive Top 10 LA City Section high school football rankings (Sept. 6) despite only playing one game. The rankings are compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette and are released weekly throughout the 2021 season.


Sept. 6, 2021

1. San Pedro (1-0)

Last week: 1

San Pedro was the first City team to take the field this season and the Pirates won big over Long Beach St. Anthony 42-0 in week 0, but since then they haven’t been able to play due to COVID-19. They’ll next take the field against Bell at home on September 10th.

2. Banning (2-0)

Last week: 3

Banning beat Peninsula 38-13. Jakob Galloway rushed for a touchdown and had a TD catch in the win.

3. Birmingham (0-3)

Last week: 2

Birmingham fell to Leuzinger 45-35. Senior Arlis Boardingham scored all five touchdowns for the Patriots. “He looked like Megatron out there.” Leuzinger head coach Brandon Manumaleuna said of Boardingham. The Patriots may be winless, but these tough non-league games will prepare them for a deep playoff run.

4. Palisades (3-0)

Last week: 4

Palisades flattened No. 10 Granada Hills 47-16. Dolphins tailback Daniel Anoh rushed for 142 yards and two TDs. Quarterback Dylan Hassid completed all eight passes he threw for 235 yards and two TDs.

5. Garfield (3-0)

Last week: 5

Garfield beat Jefferson 35-8. Sophomore Damian Cornejo rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown.

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6. Venice (0-1)

Last week: 6

Venice fell to Harvard-Westlake 27-13 two weeks ago. Paul Kessler threw a TD to Rashawn Jackson in the defeat for the Gondoliers.

7. Dorsey (2-0)

Last week: 8

Dorsey beat up Narbonne 48-7. Mychai Williams caught a TD in the Dons victory.

8. Eagle Rock (3-0)

Last week: 9

Eagle Rock beat Bell 40-3 to move to 3-0.

9. Kennedy (3-0)

Last week: NR

Kennedy beat Monroe 50-6. Sione Manu scored three touchdowns and Lenny Carrillo added two TD catches. The Cougars are now 3-0 and playing like one of the top teams in the Section.

10. Granada Hills (1-2)

Last week: 7

Granada Hills has lost two lopsided games since losing star running back Dijon Stanley. Stanley’s eventual return will be a big boost for the Highlanders. If he’s back this week, Granada Hills game against Kennedy will be the game of the week in the Section.

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