Rams News · Football Wins in Thrilling Fashion Against Compton


The Millikan (4-2) varsity football team has given the community much to talk about. After a tough and rather disappointing loss to Poly three weeks ago, the Rams bounced back and secured come from behind victories against both Lakewood and Compton. The game last week against Compton was especially thrilling. Trailing Compton 22-10 in the 3rd quarter, Compton (5-1) had the ball on Millikan’s 10yd line. With Compton just a few yards away from securing victory, Joshua Robinson-Little was able to knock the ball out of the hands of the Compton running back. He also was able to recover the fumble giving a shred of hope for the Millikan offense. The offense responded with a sixteen-play furious drive in a no huddle offense and pounded the ball with Jaylen Jefferson and Qu’Juan Campbell to cut the Compton lead to 4. In the 4th quarter, it looked like Compton was going to secure the win again, but a TD called back by penalty forced a 4th down and long situation for the Tarbabes. Millikan’s defense held, and gave the ball to the offense with about six minutes left. The Rams kept to their hurry up offense, but with costly mistakes in the red zone forced a fateful 4th and goal. Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell was able to hit Malik Bradford in the end zone barely staying in bounds to take a late and final lead. The Rams held Compton on their final attempt and won the game 25-22. Millikan has a bye this week and will return to Dehaven Stadium on Oct. 12th for senior night against Cabrillo.