CARSON, CA — Beneath the Friday night lights at Carson Colt Stadium, the crowd cheered to beat of the band, while the Cheer team shook to the tune of school pride. While Coach Kevin McCall and the Colts were filled with optimism, though it would prove not enough to overcome the flight of the Hawks. Crosstown adversary Augustus Hawkins High School would come into town and deliver the Colts a demoralising loss early in this 2016 season. Augustus Hawkins, who is lead by a pair of Nationally ranked receivers in Joseph Lewis and Jalen Hall, performed as impressive as a non-ranked team full of five-stars athletes could do. On the defensive side of the ball defensive backs, Greg Johnson and Aashari Crosswell were lights out, with both defenders creating clutch turnovers for the Hawks.
Lewis, the game’s MVP, proved why he’s the No. 1 receiver in the country. At 6’2, 211 lbs, Lewis virtually bullied Colt defenders to a 2 TD, 180 yard game with an Int returned for a touchdown. Lewis’ skill and size is prototypical of a third-year college player. When asked about his ability to start immediately at the next level and what he’d prefer to play he responded like a seasoned veteran,
“I would play whatever the coaching staff wants me t play. It’s my part to help better the team and better myself as a player.” – Joseph Lewis
Hall wasn’t shy about making his presence felt, as he took a ten yard out route 60 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter. The Hawkins offense dominated with Eric Fuller Jr., Greg Johnson and Dylan Lemie making scoring contributions. Next week the Hawks will be back at home against Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista.