High School Sports

Football: Long Beach Poly 99, Compton 9

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.

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.”


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.


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 record book. The state record is 141 points by Santa Rosa in 1924.




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