After three games, people were still skeptical of running back Albert Fann and the Cleveland High football team.
Fann had rushed for 412 yards and the Cavaliers were 3-0. But the 4-A team had recorded those numbers against 3-A opponents. Go down to Crenshaw for a real test, the doubters said.
Cleveland returned Friday from Crenshaw, a previously unbeaten Pacific League team, with a 20-7 win. And Fann came back with 191 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
"We proved we can beat an inner-city team," Fann said. "We gained the confidence that we can beat anybody we play."