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PREVIEW: Millikan vs. Wilson, Football

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Tonight’s Moore League football opener for Millikan and Wilson will be a clash of offensive styles. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at DeHaven Stadium.

The Rams (2-2) want to get the ball out of quarterback JP Mialovski’s hands quickly and out to playmakers like Ryan Pellum. Millikan did that a lot last week against Upland as Pellum was targeted 14 times. He finished with nine catches for 70 yards, but the Rams fell short 28-16 after struggling to stop the Upland rushing attack.

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Wilson (1-2) wants to feed new running back Laighton Scott after a led the Bruins to a 42-7 win over California High School in their home opener last week. The senior transfer rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns in his Wilson debut.

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Wilson hasn’t beaten Millikan on the field since 2019. The Bruins officially took last years game via forfeit.

The three games from 2018-20 between these teams were all one-score games in the fourth quarter.

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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.