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Culver City, El Segundo Vie for Playoff Spot

The Culver City Centaurs are hosting the El Segundo Eagles, and it’s a very important night. Not only are the Cents most likely playing for second place in the Ocean League and a playoff berth, but tonight is also Homecoming and Senior Night....

 

Culver Expects another Barn-Burner Against Dorsey

After absorbing their first loss of the season 37-36 in their first away game at Palos Verdes, the Cents return home to face another strong and powerful winless team in the Dorsey Dons. The reason why the Dons are winless is because they have faced h...

 

Culver City Clashes with Peninsula

The Culver City High School Centaurs will host an improving football squad from Palos Verdes Peninsula on Friday, Aug. 31. The Peninsula Panthers opened the 2018 season in fine fashion when they derailed Oak Park, 42-21. Quarterback Ethan Gretzinger...

 

Loaded Centaurs open '18 with always tough West!

After several years of total frustration with West Torrance High, the Culver City Centaurs finally broke through and walloped West 58-24. Senior quarterback Jonathan Martin last year broke through with a one-game passing record by throwing for 537...

 

Culver Defense Looks Strong for New Season

The Centaur defense performed well last season and even had three consecutive shutouts in league competition. But it got pushed around in the semi-final playoff game, when they were shredded for over 300 yards rushing by Covina, and lost 57-56 in ove...

 

Centaurs Ready for Sparkling Season

Culver City High School's football coach, Jamal Wright, is understandably excited about the new season that begins later this month after his team sparkled in summer tournaments. "We’re excited about the ’18 team, and we’ve got a good mix of...

 

Centaurs Head for Big Season

The Culver City High School football team opened their fall camp this week and will train for three days running and conditioning before they "put on the pads" and combat their fellow Centaurs in...

 

Centaurs Look Foward to Home Opener

Culver High's head football coach, Jamal Wright, decided to place his team into one last passing tournament this summer. And based on the way the team played, the regular season that begins at the...

 

Culver City Shines in Final Passing League Tournament

On Saturday, the Centaurs returned for the tournament portion of the Bonita “Air Assault” passing contest with the officials determining the top seeds and who the Centaurs would play in the first round. The No. 1 seed was the Valencia Vikings...

 

Three Former Cents Sign Football Scholarships

Culver City has been very fortunate to have outstanding athletes who have been talented enough to go on to get college football scholarships. This past spring there were three Centaur football...

 

Culver City Wins Passing Tournament for Second Year

By Greg Goodyear and Jerry Weiner Special to the Observer For the first time in recent memory, Culver City won the El Rancho passing tournament for the second year in a row and also won back-to-back tournaments on consecutive weekends. The Centaurs...

 

Culver Football Dominates Western HS

Special to the Observer By Greg Goodyear and Larry Weiner Over the years, Culver City has been a traditionally strong program in the summer passing tournaments, but they have generally not won many of these events. The Centaurs usually participate...

 

Is Heritage Christian Really a 16 Seed?

Is Heritage Christian Really a 16 Seed? By Greg Goodyear and Larry Weiner According to CIF officials the #1 seed always plays the #16 seed unless that team happens to be in their league. As the #1 seed Culver City drew 8-1 Heritage Christian as thier...

 

Agent Michael Morabito delivers largest sponsorship in team history

Because of most districts limited athletic budgets most good athletic programs have to fund raise to help offset large costs to run their programs. Since Culver City does not have crowds of 4,000 and 5,000 for its football games the school has to rel...

 

Culver's Lucas O'Connor Signs Football Scholarship Offer

Lucas O’Connor, star quarterback of the 2011 Culver City High football team that went to the CIF Western Conference finals has signed a scholarship offer to play football at West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. West Liberty is a...

 

Culver Football Excels In Santa Fe Tournament

The Culver City High Centaurs continued their dominance in the passing tournaments in Southern California this past weekend when they blew through most of the competition in the Santa Fe “7 on 7” Tournament on Saturday, July 8. The tournament...

 

Culver Beats Alumni in Annual Game

Ever since former Culver City High football head coach and current athletic director Tom Salter took over the football program in 1999 the varsity players have periodically staged a varsity verses...

 

Centaurs Look to Upend Covina in First Semi-final Since 2011

Centaurs Look to Upend Covina in First Semi-final Since 2011 By Greg Goodyear & Larry Weiner After traveling three hours to Coachella Valley to play a strong and large opponent and coming away with a nail-biting 45-27 victory Culver City High comes...

 

Culver Looks to Take Next Step Towards Ocean League Title

Two years ago Culver City lost 49-0 to the Santa Monica Vikings. Last year the Centaurs returned the favor by spanking Santa Monica by the same score. This year the Centaurs have a chance to secure a...

 

Centaurs Entertain Dorsey in Historic Matchup This Friday

Centaurs Entertain Dorsey in Historic Matchup Although Dorsey High School is only a few blocks east of Culver City the two teams have never met on the gridiron. After more than 60 years this 2016...

 

An Early Look At Culver City Football

Head Coach Jahmal Wright is very excited about this year's Culver City High's defensive unit. The defense is lead by a plethora of fast, speedy athletes in the secondary, as well as some athletic...

 

Here's The Culver City High Football Preview

Last year Culver City High had a rare down year. It was the first time they missed the playoffs since 2001. Head coach Jahmal Wright feels we should turn it around this year. Although the Centaurs are young this year they do have some experienced sen...

 

Defense Will Be Key for Centaurs

Special to the Observer Part 2 of 2 Last week the offense was featured in our Culver City High football preview. Now we’ll focus on the defense Defensive line: Since the Tom Salter era began in 1999, Culver City switched from an even (40) defense...

 

New Players Boost Centaurs' Football Hopes

Part 1 of 2 By Greg Goodyear Special to the Observer Last year Culver City High School football was the Ocean League champs when they beat Santa Monica in overtime and went 5-0 in league play. This...

 

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