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Posted On: 10/6/20 11:30 AM

The LA City Section has a complicated reputation because it features a generally small amount of schools in a large region.

For example, the City Section only has four divisions. The Southern Section, which consists of LA, Riverside and Orange Counties, has 14 divisions (which for the record, I think is too many).

City Section teams sometimes don't fare well against Southern Section teams in State Regional playoffs, but some of them can hang. Last season, Reseda, which won the CIF City Section Division 1 championship, dominated Esperanza, who was a lower level champion in the Southern Section.

Former City Section powerhouse Narbonne has been known to beat some good teams from the Southern and San Diego Sections in Regional playoffs before.

Although there isn't the depth in the City Section that the Southern Section has, there are very talented players in the City Section.

In September, I highlighted the top 10 running backs in the City Section.

This month, I am highlighting the top returning tacklers in the City Section. This time, I am not ranking the players. They will be listed alphabetically by last name.

Raejion Baker, Venice, Outside Linebacker, 2021
Height: 6'0"

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