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Top Moments #9: Millikan Football Returns To Playoffs

After Millikan fired longtime beloved Rams coach Kirk Diego, the MIllikan football program fell on hard times. After going 14-36 from 2012 to 2016, the Rams made it to the CIF-SS quarterfinals in 2017, a feat that they repeated again this year, going 8-3 and once again taking second in the Moore League.

With the Rams hosting playoff games in back-to-back years, it was the most successful two year period stretch the school has had since the 1980s. There will be a new face trying to keep that momentum going, however, as Millikan hired Romeo Pellum to replace departed head coach Justin Utupo. SEE MORE

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.