January 19, 1999 |
The British invasion of the South Bay was well underway in 1977 when Brian Boswell left London to play for the Los Angeles Aztecs of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. A former defender in English leagues, Boswell settled in Manhattan Beach, where a growing colony of Britons had discovered the California lifestyle. It was just a short hop to El Camino College in Torrance, where the Aztecs sometimes played.
September 30, 1990 |
Former Leuzinger High standout Zac Odom--Mark Odom's younger brother--is in his first year at the University of Hawaii. He's one of six South Bay athletes on the Rainbows' football squad. A 5-11, 165-pound cornerback, Zac Odom will very likely be redshirted this season. But Mark Odom, who never saw his younger brother play high school ball, thinks Zac might be ready to play for Hawaii now. "He's pretty good," Mark Odom said. "He can cover well and he's real fast.
September 6, 1991 |
If national football recruiting service analysts are correct, there will be something missing during the 1991 high school football season in Southern California--the usual overabundance of blue-chip prospects. The consensus of people who provide preseason lists of potential All-Americans is that this is an off-year for prep talent in Southern California. Even Dick Lascola, who runs the Fallbrook, Calif.-based Scouting Evaluation Assn.