Inglewood senior quarterback Damon Wrighster (1) (Jevone Moore/L.A. Sentinel)

The Inglewood Sentinels routed a young Dorsey Dons football team 44-6. This game marks the first win of the season for the Sentinels, they fell to the Carlsbad Lancers 29-6 on August 18.

“I think we made a huge improvement from Carlsbad,” said sophomore running back Victor Santino. “We had a lot of miscoordination, not knowing what we’re doing.”

Don’s junior defensive back Xavior Mendez recovered a fumble early in the game and the Dons’ offense secured a first-and-goal situation. The Sentinels denied them a trip to the endzone, forcing a turnover on downs.

Santino made the first touchdown of the night for the Sentinels but the Dons denied their two-point conversion.

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Inglewood’s defense thwarted Dorsey’s rushing game. Sentinel senior quarterback Damon Wrighster had plenty of targets, including senior wide receiver Terrell Bradshaw, sophomore tight end Luke Lopez, and junior wideout Kevin Jennett.

Dorsey sophomore Tyler Oden (12) (Jevone Moore/L.A. Sentinel)

Wrighster also made gains on his scramble plays, including a 63-yard run on their way to their first touchdown; he believes this game showed what the Sentinels are capable of.

“I feel like we have a lot more to show, we have a young team,” Wrighster said. “We’re gonna be a team to watch this season.”

By the half, Inglewood was up 20-0. Sentinels junior Ramon Gilbert edged the score up to 26 on a punt return early in the third quarter.

Dorsey freshman quarterback Bryce Johnson connected with sophomore wideout Tyler Oden who completed a scoring 77-yard play. The matchup was the second game Johnson had played as a high school student.

“Great, great read. My wide receiver readjusted to the ball when I threw it and it was just a great play in general,” Johnson said about the touchdown. “My coaches, they really helped me improve since last year … they helped me throw farther, better and everything.”

Inglewood senior defensive back Jeremiah Queen (15) and senior defensive tackle Charlie Murcia (99) celebrate after Queen made an interception for a touchdown (Jevone Moore/L.A. Sentinel)

Sophomore Kayshon Lee also played as quarterback for the Dons early in the game and contributed as a wide receiver. Junior Wyatt McCauley played at quarterback for the Sentinels during the second half.

The final touchdown of the night by the Sentinels was a pick-six by senior defensive back Jeremiah Queen.

The Dons now hit a two-game losing streak after losing to Banning 44-14 last week.

Both teams will go into a bye week. Dorsey will return to action when they battle Castlemont of Oakland on September 8 at 7:00P.M.. Inglewood will host Gonzaga Prep on September 9 at 5:00P.M..