Inglewood High School football team will continue its drive towards its first CIF championship during the modern era when the Sentinels play host to Huntington Beach Edison on Nov. 12 at El Camino College at 7p.m.
Coach Mil’Von James and the Sentinels put all the criticism behind them last week and polished off No. 5 seed St. Bonaventure 26-10 at Ventura College in the Division 2 CIF-SS playoffs.
The Sentinel defense stymied the Seraphs star running back Delon Thompson, keeping him under 100 yards on a foggy chilly night. He finished with 98 yards in 22 carries.
They also knocked out the Seraphs quarterback in the first quarter and was led by linebacker Taariq Al-Uqdah and two way star junior Jamari Johnson, who had two first-half sacks and caught a 60-yard pass from UCLA bound quarterback Justyn Martin was more than enough to improve to 9-0 on the season.
Sentinels stary running back Tomarion Harden who is also headed to UCLA rushed for a game high 132 yards on two carries to help the offense overcome two Martin interceptions.
(UCLA commit) to linebacker Taariq Al-Uqdah(Washington State commit). Harden rushed for 132 yards in 20 carries and scored one touchdown.
This week Inglewood will turn their attention to a disciplined Edison squad which James has a tremendous amount of respect for.
“I grew up watching Edison compete for championships. They are one of the few public schools programs that has withstood the changing times in high school football. They are super disciplined and very well coached,” James explained to Inglewood Today.
James also stated that Edison will not hurt themselves and pass the football very well.
Nonetheless, he feels that his team, is up for the challenge against 8-3 Edison.
“We need to do what Inglewood does,” James added. “We had a few miscues last week that we need to clean up. We squandered a few plays we left out there and we know that we can’t take anything for granted.”