The principal of Inglewood (California) High School said she and the school’s head football coach, Mil’Von James, apologized to Morningside High School after Inglewood High defeated Morningside 106-0 on Friday.
“We did not behave in a sporting manner and with integrity and the final score was unacceptable,” Inglewood High Director Debra Tate wrote in a statement released Tuesday. “Coach James has also apologized to the Morningside High School football program and the wider school community. …
“Our administration will work with our coaches to ensure that these mistakes are not repeated in the future and that the Inglewood High School program conducts itself with the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity in the future.”
On Friday, Inglewood led 59-0 after the first quarter and a running clock didn’t start until late in the second quarter, according to the Los Angeles Times. The team attempted a two-point conversion while leading 104-0, and quarterback Justyn Martin, who committed to the UCLA Bruins last week, threw 13 touchdown passes.
A day after the game, Morningside coach Brian Collins said: “It was a classless move.”
The Inglewood Unified School District, which oversees both schools, said in a statement it was “saddened by the events” at the game. The school district promised a full investigation.