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PREVIEW: Compton at Compton Centennial, Football

It’s a Hub City rivalry game on Friday at 5 p.m. as Compton High visits Centennial with both teams looking for their first win of the season.

Compton won this matchup 69-0 a season ago, but have a lot of new names on the roster this year. In fact, it was freshman QB Francis Madera who led C-High in yardage last week in the opener. He ran it six times for 40 yards in a 26-10 loss at Dymally, with four players receiving at least six carries in the double wing offense.

In Centennial’s opener, they hosted Dominguez and suffered a 56-6 defeat. Dominguez is not on Compton’s schedule this year, meaning there won’t be a Hub City Championship decided on the field in 2023.

As for the Compton/Centennial matchup, Compton has dominated this rivalry over the past five seasons, going 4-0 by a combined score of 210-0. Centennial’s last win over Compton was a 24-14 win to open the 2015 season.

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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.