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Football: Long Beach Poly 99, Compton 9

Football: Long Beach Poly 99, Compton 9
Long Beach Poly vs. Compton (Eric Sondheimer)

The talk on Saturday will be all about what the scoreboard read at Long Beach Veterans Stadium: Long Beach Poly 99, Compton 9.

They had a running clock in the second half on Friday night but Poly kept scoring at will.

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Compton Coach Elijah Asante refused to say anything bad about the Jackrabbits.

"We ran into a behemoth and couldn't handle it," Asante said. "This is a down program and tells us just how far we have to go to be competitive."

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Poly Coach Antonio Pierce said he played four quarterbacks, plus lots of freshmen and pulled starters after the first quarter.

"To be honest, I was shocked," he said. "It was to the point kids wouldn't tackle."

Poly led, 63-9, at halftime. The Jackrabbits scored on kickoff returns, punt returns, interceptions.

"They were like grown men. We couldn't tackle them," Asante said.

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Poly ran off 36 offensive plays in the game. The Jackrabbits attempted one pass in the second half. Compton led the game, 6-0, before Poly starting scoring and scoring.

Compton is 1-5 on the season.

The 99 points is the most scored by a Southern Section team since Bloomington scored 108 points in 2005 in a 108-20 win over Jurupa Valley, according to the CalHiSports.com record book. The state record is 141 points by Santa Rosa in 1924.

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