Los Angeles High has high hopes for lineman Aren Barajas

Sometimes getting City Section coaches to return forms is as difficult as getting someone to see the dentist, so let me reward those who take the time to introduce their players.

First up is Los Angeles High and coach Anthony Jackson.

He has a junior offensive tackle, 6-foot-2, 282-pound Aren Barajas, who is just learning the game but has potential. He joined the team late last season and didn’t play much, but Jackson believes this season will be different.

“This kid is big, strong and trainable,” he said.

The Romans’ key player will be Malike Simpson, a receiver defensive back who hit 15 touchdowns last season. Brian Elvira, a junior center and defensive tackle last season, has turned body fat into muscle and is transitioning to fullback and middle linebacker. He had 65 tackles as a sophomore. Defensive lineman Arturo Arguello had four tackles for losses as a freshman.

The Romans are backed by two transfers, running back Allen Harry from Rancho Dominguez and quarterback Shawn Pringle from Hawthorne.

The Romans face the challenge of not having home football games this fall. They should get a new playing field and new grandstands.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2022-07-07/los-angeles-high-offensive-lineman-aren-barajas Los Angeles High has high hopes for lineman Aren Barajas

Emma Bowman

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