Inglewood Morningside football team knock out Inglewood High, 106-0
Inglewood, Calif. Morningside and Inglewood High met on Friday in a decided duel long before the opening kickoff.
The final score reflected this: Inglewood 106, Morningside 0.
Inglewood was leading 59-0 after the first quarter and a clock did not start until the end of the second quarter, according to the Los Angeles Times. The team attempted a two-point conversion as they led 104-0 and quarterback Justyn Martin, who signed with the UCLA Bruins last week, threw 13 touchdown passes.
“It was a classless decision,” Morningside coach Brian Collins said on Saturday.
Seven Inglewood players, all transfers, have pledged to play college football, according to the Times. Meanwhile, Daily Breeze reported, Morningside players first met Collins a week before the season.
Collins referred to local preparation plants in Southern California as comparable competition for Inglewood.
âGo play St. John Bosco and Mater Dei,â he said.
The Inglewood Unified School District, which oversees the two schools, said in a statement it was “saddened beyond words by the events” of the game. The school district has promised a full investigation.
The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section also reprimanded Inglewood.
“The Southern Section of the CIF expects all athletic competitions to be conducted under the strictest code of good sportsmanship … a score of 106-0 does not represent these ideals. The CIF-SS condemns, in on the strongest terms, results such as We expect the administration of Inglewood to strive to put a course of action in place so that an event like this does not repeat itself. ”
USA TODAY Sports has contacted the league regarding any disciplinary action and has also reached out to Inglewood coach Mil’Von James for further comment. James coached at another high school in Los Angeles but was fired after the 2016 season for using ineligible players, according to the Times. The team, Hawkins, had to give up every win.
The schools are located approximately three miles from each other, not far from the Los Angeles International Airport. Morningside’s season ends at 2-8 and Inglewood (8-0) will play in the Division 2 South Division playoffs.
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