Compton Football

High School Football Preview: Compton at Dominguez

The Hub City Championship will be on the line on Thursday night as Compton visits Dominguez for a highly-anticipated rivalry matchup at 5 p.m.

Compton (1-1) opened its season with a dominant 60-0 win at Centennial, but ran into the high-powered Inglewood offense last week and suffered a 52-0 setback. Still, Compton has a lot of reasons to be excited heading into this matchup with the Dons, mostly due to their ability to run the ball and eat up clock.

Dominguez enters the contest at 3-0, winning those games by a combined margin of 136-14. The Dons have wins over Peninsula (26-7), Santa Fe (68-0) and Whittier (42-7) so far, already surpassing their win total from a 2-3 spring season.

These old rivals have split wins in their two recent meetings, with Compton winning 42-26 in 2018 followed by a 32-16 Dominguez win during the 2019 season.

The Dons have some solid playmakers in the defensive backfield, led by Takhari Carr and Ormanie Arnold, but the Dominguez defense will need to contain Compton’s multi-faceted rushing attack led by Deon Johnson, Erick Barrios, Kenny Cox, and others. The Dons have had no problem scoring this season with QB Jordan Ford orchestrating the offense as a runner and a passer, and they will present a tough challenge for Compton’s defense.

This will be Compton’s final tune-up before the start of Moore League play next week, and Calvin Bryant will want to see his team headed in the right direction before starting league games.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.