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High School Football Preview: Wilson vs. Lakewood

Both Wilson and Lakewood are very hungry for a win tonight in their last game of the short Spring football season, but both head coaches are keeping things in perspective. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Millikan’s DeHaven Stadium.

“This season was a success in the sense that our players, and especially our seniors, had an opportunity to play a few games together,” Lakewood coach Scott Meyer said.

Lakewood (0-2) lost a tough game against Compton last week a day after Wilson (3-1) dropped a heartbreaker to Millikan.

“Considering all of the circumstances leading up to the season I think it was a success,” Wilson coach Mark Ziegenhagen said. “It was a ping pong of emotions. The seniors have got some games in, the young guys got a lot of playing experience and we have had relatively no significant injuries. I look forward to closing out on a positive note.”

This Moore League game is also lovingly referred to as “The Bobby Bowl” because local equipment manager Bobby Hauck (pictured below) has worked for both schools over the last decade. He’s been with Lakewood for the last two years.

“I have respect for both coaches Ziegenhagen and Meyer and working with them has been a blessing,” Hauck said. “Working at my alma mater Wilson has given me an opportunity to see great players donning the Cardinal and Gold like Cleveland Browns’ guard Joel Bitonio. These past two years coach Meyer has turned this program around.”

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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.