Cordoba Corporation’s Founder and CEO George L. Pla, under his capacity as the President of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, announced that the Coliseum will once again host a matchup of City Section football teams.
Dorsey will play King/Drew at the Coliseum on October 27 in their final game of the regular season. Similar to the Roosevelt-Garfield East LA Classic game played last year at the Coliseum with a halftime performance by Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas, this matchup deemed the South LA Classic will also have a special halftime performance, headlined by Warren G and Xzibit. The game will decide the Coliseum League championship. Dorsey won the title last season with King/Drew finishing second.
“We are doing this for the student athletes, giving most students a once in a lifetime opportunity to play and perform in a historical venue in front of hundreds of their friends, family, and fans. We have been planning this event solely to give back to the South LA communities, and we did not ask the schools or school district to subsidize any financing for this game. In fact, all ticket sales revenue will go directly back to the athletic programs for Dorsey and King/Drew,” said George L. Pla.
“We sincerely appreciate the Coliseum Commission and all the partners and sponsors involved in this project for giving us the opportunity to showcase Dorsey High School in such a grand and historic venue. We are looking forward to a great game and a great experience,” said former NFL and USC Running Back and current Dorsey High School Head Coach, Stafon Johnson.
“We are profoundly honored and excited that our football team has been selected to play in the South LA Classic at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum, a venue steeped in rich history and athletic excellence. This incredible opportunity not only showcases the hard work and talent of our student-athletes but also brings pride and enthusiasm to the entire King/Drew community. We look forward to representing King Drew with integrity, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit on this grand stage,” said King Drew Athletic Director, David Hollaway.