Long Beach Poly Football Adds Punahou, Finalizes 2019 Schedule

March 11, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio The Long Beach Poly football team has announced its final schedule, which include a big change. The Jackrabbits had Narbonne on the schedule, but the Gauchos had an offer for an ESPN game. “They had a big opportunity with a nationally televised game and so we let them out […]

Long Beach Poly Seniors Play For USA Football

January 22, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Football is the quintessential American sport, but organizations like USA Football are trying to take it worldwide. The International Bowl, held last weekend in Dallas in the Cowboys’ stadium, featured games between the best USA high schoolers as they took on youth national teams from Canada, Japan, and Mexico. […]

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 […]