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PREVIEW: Millikan vs. Compton, Football

The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2022-23 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer.

For the second consecutive week both Millikan and Compton are playing a game with massive CIF playoff implications. Kickoff at Millikan is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Compton ((4-3, 2-1) is currently alone in second place in the Moore League behind Long Beach Poly, and Millikan (2-5, 2-2) is one of three teams tied for third place after forfeiting games. A Millikan win could set up a situation where four different league teams enter the penultimate week of the regular season with two losses.

Millikan bounced back as a program last week when coach Romeo Pellum and quarterback Myles Jackson both returned in a blowout win over rival Lakewood.

Compton went blow for blow with Jordan on the road last week until Jordan Washington ran the Panthers to a lopsided win late.

The Rams are probably the more healthy team coming into this game as Compton will be without starting quarterback Aava Lilomaiava.

Last year, Millikan cruised to a 42-6 victory at Compton College. Jackson was 12/21 for 194 yards in that game while tossing touchdowns to four different receivers.

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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.