Posted in Long Beach Sports Gazette
By Mike Guardabascio, JJ Fiddler, Ryan ZumMallen, Tyler "The Biggest Little" Hendrickson, Robert Morales, Stephen Dachman, Jim Cayer, Shar Higa, Vincent "The Sports Baby" Guardabascio
|The video now feels like a premonition.
Late in a close game against Narbonne in 2010, Long Beach Poly’s defense is digging in with the Gauchos pinned deep in their own territory. The Narbonne quarterback takes a three-step drop back into his own end zone, and a huge figure plunges through the line. The Gauchos signal-caller actually ducks when he sees him, but the Jackrabbits defender hits him so hard he lands three yards deeper in the end zone. Read More...
|Long Beach Poly’s Jason Fao, left, tackling Cabrillo’s Ricky Moland, has earned quite a reputation for his bruising, physical style of play. Stephen Carr photo|
|There were a lot of flashbulbs at Long Beach Poly’s playoff opener against Orange Lutheran on Friday night — playoff games attract them like moths to the flame. After the dramatic 18-16 Poly victory was finished, the cameras and reporters broke into groups and huddled around the star players, drawn to marquee players just as they’re drawn to marquee games. Read More...|
|November 15, 2013-Photo by Tracey Roman/for the Press-Telegram Poly's Christian Pabico tries to get past the Orange Lutheran defense as the two teams battle it out Friday night.|
|It was the morning of Aug. 24, 2012 and nobody knew who John "JuJu" Smith was.
Well, that's not exactly true. His head football coach at Long Beach Poly, Raul Lara, had been telling people about a "pretty good" receiver his team had in the weeks leading up to that night's season opener against Carson. But Smith had no offers, no ink and no highlights as a Jackrabbit. Read More...
|Long Beach Poly’s John "JuJu" Smith has big family that takes over the stands with its own cheering section at Jackrabbits football games. (Sean Hiller — Staff Photographer)|
|August 30||Crenshaw||W 28-15|
|September 6||Servite||L 31-24|
|September 13||Corona Centennial||W 35-28|
|September 20||Bakersfield||W 27-7|
|September 27||Cabrillo||W 13-0|
|October 4||Compton||W 54-0|
|October 11||Jordan||W 31-0|
|October 18||Lakewood||W 39-0|
|November 1||Millikan||W 49-6|
|November 8||Wilson||W 57-0|
|PAC5 CIF PLAYOFFS|
|November 15||Orange Lutheran||W 18-16|
|November 22||St. Bonaventure||W 44-8|
|November 29||Mater Dei||L 30-0|
|MOORE LEAGUE STANDINGS|
|League Record||Overall record|
|Long Beach Poly||6-0||11-1|