The first time Coach Wally Grant saw Oronde Crenshaw run, he called him "DeWayne." Crenshaw, a freshman at the time, just laughed.
Grant coached DeWayne, a fullback and defensive end, as an assistant at Costa Mesa. Getting to coach DeWayne's son is a pleasure.
"It brings back memories because DeWayne … was a Division I athlete," Grant said. "He was the first true Division I athlete this school had since probably Bill Lux and Danny Bauer back in the late 1970s. For a school to get that caliber of an athlete is pretty special, and then to have his kid, who's just as bit as talented here is phenomenal.
"[A lot of colleges] have their eyes out on Oronde. After this year, it's going to get real, real fun watching that young man be recruited."
Born: June 10, 1996
Weight: 195 pounds
Coach: Wally Grant
Favorite food: Dad's grits
Favorite movie: "Lone Wolf and Cub"
Favorite athletic moment: "The first time I got to step on the basketball court with my dad. I was probably like 8 or 9. It was like my first athletic experience."
Week in review: Crenshaw rushed 23 times for 266 yards and four touchdowns in the Mustangs' 58-12 victory against Saddleback in an Orange Coast League game.