California High School Called ‘Classless’ After Football Team Wins 106-0

by Matthew Memrick
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A California high school football team annihilated another team, 106-0, and now many, including the state athletic association, are calling the group “classless.”

According to ABC 7, Sentinels quarterback Justyn Martin threw 13 touchdowns in the win. It was like the 6-foot-4 quarterback was playing a video game, throwing ten before halftime for a 86-0 score. Earlier in the week, the star player picked UCLA over Michigan, USC, and Oregon. 

The star even played the entire game. The UCLA coach must love that. I would be on the phone with the Inglewood coach the very next day about that.

According to USAToday, Martin’s game came close to the record set by a Nebraska quarterback in 1921. Cozad quarterback Arthur Smith threw 15 touchdowns in a 1921 game. No word if there was a running clock in that 100-year-old game.

The California Interscholastic Federation and others did not like the thrashing. 

California Football Got Out Of Hand

Many wondered why school officials didn’t push for a mercy rule against the 2-8 team. Some wondered why the student-athletes played in such an out-of-control game and exposed themselves to the risk of injuries.

“It was a classless move,” Morningside’s first-year head coach Brian Collins told the Los Angeles Times. “I told them, ‘Go play St. John Bosco and Mater Dei.’”

ESPN mentioned Martin’s performance in a Tweet over the weekend.

Collins told the newspaper that a running clock did not start until the second quarter, even though the referees had asked for it earlier.

Inglewood High School officials did not respond to ABC7’s request for comment.

According to the newspaper, third-year Inglewood head coach Mil’Von James has had some controversy in his past. Another area school fired the coach for using ineligible players in 2016.

The school had a two-year probation period. This year, seven of his players committed to major universities, all of whom are transfer students.

State Officials Chastise California School

The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section condemned Inglewood’s in-game conduct.

In a statement, the association said it “expects that all athletic contests are to be conducted under the strictest code of good sportsmanship.”

Then, the group rattled off six pillars of character that everyone involved with the 106-0 game should follow. They said trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship are the goal during these athletic games. 

Finally, they added that the game did not represent these ideals

The association said it condemns games like these and expected Inglewood to work toward actions that would prevent future games like this one from happening.