Millikan football head coach Justin Utupo announced Thursday morning that the Rams will honor legendary head coach and longtime Millikan community leader Dave Radford with a helmet decal this season.
Radford passed away last November after a life of service as a Millikan coach and then a mentor to young coaches. Last year Millikan hosted its first playoff game since Radford’s tenure in the 1980s.
“He was a huge mentor for me during my first year as a head coach,” said Utupo. “Just because he’s not with us physically, we still feel his presence at every practice, film session, workout, and game.”
Millikan is off to a 2-0 start and is ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 poll, their highest ranking in more than 30 years.