Raul Lara Resigns From Warren

December 13, 2018 By Mike Guardabascio Legendary Long Beach Poly football coach Raul Lara confirmed Wednesday evening that he is stepping down from Warren, where he’s had a successful five-year tenure. Lara is known locally for winning five CIF Southern Section championships with the Jackrabbits, more than any other coach in history. A Poly alum, […]

Long Beach Poly’s John Smith has a “team” behind him

By Mike Guardabascio, Press-Telegram POSTED: 11/01/13, 12:48 PM PDT 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 […]