The coaching staff of the Inglewood High School football team is facing significant criticism after Friday’s crushing defeat of Inglewood Morningside High School.
Inglewood High defeated Morningside 106-0, and at one point went for a 2-point conversion when they already up 104-0. Inglewood’s starting quarterback Justyn Martin, who has committed to play at UCLA, threw for 13 touchdowns in this game.
On Monday, the Inglewood Unified School District released a strong statement on their intent to investigate what happened during this game that led to such a crazy outcome.
“We at the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) are saddened beyond words by the events that transpired at the football game Friday between Inglewood and Morningside high schools,” said Inglewood Unified School District County Administrator Dr. Erika Torres in a statement. “We will conduct a full investigation and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that a similar outcome never happens again under an IUSD athletic program. Our expectation at IUSD is that every athletic contest reflects the highest-level sportsmanship, respect, and collegiality in every interaction among players, coaches, staff, and administrators. We value the hard work and commitment made by every student athlete and regret these actions have taken the focus away from the positive strides our programs have made at IUSD.”
Inglewood High has a 9-0 record on the season. Morningside is 2-8.
“This violates everything you want from a leader of a HS team,” ESPN’s legendary analyst Dick Vitale tweeted Sunday. “How can anyone in their right mind defend the Coach of Inglewood? He is up 104-0 & goes for 2 pt conversion to win 106-0.”
Inglewood High’s head coach, 36-year-old Mil’Von James, has been Inglewood’s head coach for the past three seasons.