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Historg of the School
Compton Union High School in 1903
The History of Compton Union High School dates back to 1896. when
plans were first made to organize a secondary school in this locality.
High school classes were first held in the grammar school building. located
about where Youngs Hotel now stands on Wilmington street near Main. Only
two rooms were used the first year, since there were only two faculty members.
Paul J. Mohr was the first principal and served one year. He was follow :d by
B. O. Kinney who served four years. During this period only ten students were
Compton Union High School was first formed in 1896. At that tim: three
Grammar School Districts made up the Union. namely. Compton. Lugo. and
lznterprise. Later. 1902-1903. Watts and Palomar entered the district. with
Willowbrook and Belle Vernon following in 1906-1907. Next. Clearwater
and Hynes made their entry in 1907-1908. and Graham followed in 1919-20.
The present Union is made up of the districts of Compton. Lynwood.
Clearwater. Willowbrook. and Enterprise. the other districts having withdrawn
from time to time. the largest withdrawal being that of Watts in 1925. The pres-
ent dfisrict is the only high school district in the state having all the secondary
pupils under its charge. from the seventh grade through the junior college.
The original high school building was built in 1903 and was situated
where the Home Economics building now stands, on the corner of Myrrh and
ln the school year 1901-1902 the faculty was increased to three with lV1r.
L. B. Scranton as principal. A class of seven graduated that year.
Following Mr. Scranton, Mr. W. 1. Frew became principal for the period
between 1902-1910. During these eight years the teaching force grew to ten.
Twenty-three students received their diplomas in the class of 1910.
Mr. J. B. Nichols next became principal for the year 1912-1913. The in-
stitution consisted of a faculty of twelve and a Student Body of 169.
For the next three years 1913-1916. M. R. Moberly was principal.
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COMPTON 0 - INGLEWOOD 0
Opening the Bay League football season on the Sentinels field, the
Lions held the Inglewood eleven to a scoreless tie. The Lions proved to be far
superior to the Sentinel aggregation by making fourteen first downs to their
opponents five, and completed many more passes than did Inglewood.
Compton was in scoring distance many times. once on the seven yard line,
but the half ended before Compton could push the ball over.
The kickoff was downed on Compton's forty yard line. Canfield made
twenty yards around end but a penalty was imposed on Compton. Failing to
gain on the next play, Canfield punted to the Inglewood forty-four yard line.
Inglewood threatened to score once, but was held by Compton's line.
The game ended as Compton completed a pass on the twenty-three yard
COMPTON 0 - REDONDO 13
In the second round of Bay League football. Compton was defeated
thirteen to nothing by Schell. Redondo halfback, on their own field.
The kickoff was short and a Compton man fumbled to the Seahawks, In
the next play Schell shot a long pass to Seifert who scored a touchdown. The
kickoff came to Compton's ten yard line. Runs and plunges by the Lion backs
failed to gain.
Schell was the main cog in the Seahawk's offense through his powerful
line smashes. The Lio-ns were highly favored over the Seahawks. but were
decidedly upset. Compton received many bad breaks at the start and never recov-
ered enough to score.
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