Feature: Long Beach Poly’s James “Chubba” Maae In The Middle Of It All

November 12, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Long Beach Poly’s roster lists senior James “Chubba” Maae with a series of numbers: he wears jersey number 53, he’s 6’2”, and he weighs 335 pounds. As significant as those numbers may be, they don’t tell the story of Maae’s significance to the Jackrabbits’ football program. The captain has […]

CIF: Long Beach Poly Beats OLu In Overtime Thriller

November 9, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio The night began with frustration for the Long Beach Poly football team, and it ended with glory. The Jackrabbits were late to their own CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoff game thanks to a mixup with buses, and then for the first of their opener against Orange Lutheran, it […]

Long Beach Poly Shuts Down Compton

October 19, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee is familiar with Compton’s double-wing offense, which relies on punishing run after punishing run, with some misdirection thrown in. Barbee dialed up the right defense for his Jackrabbits, who platooned several defensive lineman and employed eight different D-Line combinations to shut down […]

Long Beach Poly Defense Drives Close Win Over Los Al

September 7, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Long Beach Poly’s football team needed a win in the worst way after a tough season-opening loss to Punahou. The Jackrabbits’ performance against Los Alamitos in a televised game at Veterans Memorial Stadium wasn’t always pretty, but the end result was beautiful for Poly as they bounced back with […]

Season Preview: Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits Football

August 20, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Long Beach Poly’s football program is long on traditions. Diehard Jackrabbit fans will be excited to see that several of them are coming back this year: Poly re-signed with Nike, the uniform provider they had when they were on their dominant tear through the late 1990s, for one. The […]

Iman Marshall Taken By Ravens In NFL Draft

April 29, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Long Beach Poly and USC alum Iman “Biggie” Marshall has been known for big moments his entire football career. Whether it was a game-winning pass-breakup against Corona Centennial or a huge hit against Crespi in the playoffs, Marshall has always shown up in the biggest moments. That’s why it’s […]

JuJu Smith-Schuster Launches Foundation With Trojan Legends Banquet

April 29, 2019 By Mike Guardabascio Last Saturday evening at the glitzy Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach Poly and USC alum JuJu Smith-Schuster launched his charitable foundation with a well-produced gala entitled Trojan Legends. The banquet honored Anthony Munoz and longtime broadcaster Pete Arbogast, and featured that pair on conversation on the […]