“Our administration and coaching team believe athletics should be a source of pride for our community. While Friday’s game did not reflect our better judgment as administrators, the football players of Morningside High School and Inglewood High School, and their coaches have worked hard all season and deserve our respect, ”Tate said.
Both schools are in the Inglewood United School District (IUSD), and school district officials said they were “beyond words saddened” about the game’s score and will investigate.
“We appreciate the hard work and commitment of each student-athlete and regret that these actions have distracted attention from the positive progress made by our programs at IUSD.”
The Inglewood High School quarterback is linked with UCLA and had 13 touchdowns in the game. The team scored 56 points in the first quarter, and at halftime were up 83-0.
The most controversial decision came when Inglewood head coach opted for a two-point conversion with the team already leading 104-0, tying Hilo High School in Hawaii for the most high school football game. scoring the past five years.
The fallout from the game exploded on social media where Dick Vitale agreed with Collins.
“SPARKLING AND A SHAME as a COACH! Congratulations on teaching good sportsmanship. YOU SHOULD BE DISMISSED!”
CNN has reached out to Mil’Von James, Inglewood’s head coach, for comment. In a letter Principal Tate posted on Twitter, she said James had apologized to Morningside and the school community at large.