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High School Football Preview: Lakewood vs. Compton

It’s a “win and you’re in” situation for the Lakewood Lancers tonight when they host Compton in Moore League play. Lakewood (4-4, 3-1) can clinch third place in league and it’s first playoff berth in three years with a victory. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The best common opponent comparison for these teams is Millikan. Lakewood played a complete game to beat the Rams three weeks ago, and Compton found it’s rushing attack on the road to beat Millikan two weeks ago.

“Their offense is always tough to prepare for and it’s hard to give your defense a good look in practice,” Lakewood coach Scott Meyer said of Compton. “They looked pretty good against Millikan and they have great size on their offensive line.”

The Lakewood defense is led by senior Raymond Masoe and sophomore Travis Perryman, who have combined for over 10 tackles per game. The Lancers are also averaging one turnover a game.

“They look formidable,” Compton coach Calvin Bryant said. “Coach Meyer has done a great job in his first season back in the Moore League.”

The return of senior lineman Johnathan Fernandez has vastly improved Compton in the trenches, and that battle could decide this game.

Compton hasn’t beaten Lakewood since 1997, and last year’s game was interrupted by lightning.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.