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Crenshaw's Robert Garrett Honored; San Fernando Football Team Recognized

Crenshaw head coach Robert Garrett has been named the Don Shula National High School Football Coach of the Year. The Los Angeles Chargers nominated Garrett who received the award at the NFL Pro Bowl on January 28 in Orlando, Florida.

Garrett led his team to the CIF State 4AA Bowl championship with a 46-43 win over Placer. It was the Cougars first-ever State title. The NFL will provide a $15,000 grant towards the Crenshaw football program.

Chargers Video- https://twitter.com/chargers/status/957734895207370753?lang=en

Chargers press release-

http://www.chargers.com/news/2018/01/28/chargers-nominee-crenshaws-robert-garrett-named-don-shula-nfl-high-school-coach-year

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The Los Angeles Rams honored the San Fernando Tigers varsity football team for winning the inaugural Rams Academic Team Challenge. The Tigers, champions of Division I, were recognized at a ceremony on campus on February 8.

Rams Hall of Fame legend Eric Dickerson lead the assembly in a Q & A session covering the topics of character, education and success. The football program will receive a $2,500 equipment grant.

The Rams Academic Challenge featured four LAUSD Varsity High School football teams from Crenshaw High School, Eagle Rock High School, Fairfax High School, and San Fernando High School. To begin the challenge, each varsity program submitted their team’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at the beginning of the fall semester in August and participated in a character development session in which the student-athletes discussed the power of choices and goal-setting.

Following the session, all participants received a Rams-branded school planner for the academic year. At the end of the Fall semester in December, the four teams re-submitted their cumulative GPA’s. San Fernando recorded the highest cumulative GPA for the semester was named the winner of the 2017 Rams Academic Challenge.

Rams Video- http://www.therams.com/videos/videos/Rams-Recognize-San-Fernando-High-Schools-Varsity-Football-Team-as-Academic-Challenge-Winners/b23f3596-b33a-417b-94ff-79fff36713f5