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The562.org’s Long Beach Football Preview

Football season is back, and starting earlier than ever thanks to a change in the schedule by the CIF State office. For Long Beach football fans, it’s not a moment too soon. Thanks to the new opportunities offered to local teams by the CIF Southern Section competitive equity format, every team feels like they have […]

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Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits Football Season Preview

First-year Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee presents himself as the calm after the storm. He’s confident but soft-spoken, a stark contrast to Poly’s coach the last four years. Antonio Pierce’s tenure brought excitement around every turn, but also heavy turmoil. From 2014-2017 the Jackrabbits brought in a number of five-star recruits, had multiple […]

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Millikan Rams Football Season Preview

With a quality group of All-Moore League stars returning from one of its most surprising and successful seasons in decades, Millikan leads the Moore League chase pack behind defending champion Poly. The Rams won their first playoff game since 1986 last year after finishing second in league with a 9-3 overall record. Millikan was 1-9 […]

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Wilson Bruins Football Season Preview

After two historic 10-win seasons that included a Moore League championship and its first CIF semifinal appearance since 1991, Wilson struggled last year with only four returning starters. The Bruins went 5-6 with a disappointing 40-0 loss to Paramount in the playoffs. This season will prove if that rebuilding process was worth it, and with […]

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St. Anthony Saints Football Preview

St. Anthony coach Mario Morales’ 2016 team gave Saints fans their best memories since the immediate aftermath of World War II, winning the school’s first CIF-SS football championship since 1948. Under the CIF-SS’ competitive equity format, teams move up and down in divisions each year based on a record of recent success. St. Anthony’s CIF […]

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Cabrillo Jaguars Football Season Preview

The Jaguars have been getting some national attention lately with former coach Jason Brown making a starring appearance on the Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U. On the field though, life hasn’t been very glamorous on the Westside, where Cabrillo has gone 6-13 in the last two seasons and hasn’t made the playoffs since Brown’s […]

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Jordan Panthers Football Season Preview

First-year coach Tim Wedlow is taking the most realistic approach he can with his young Jordan Panthers. With only four returning starters, Wedlow has put the program under construction. “This is going to be a rebuilding year,” Wedlow said. “I’m trying to get some of these younger kids to just understand the game of football.” […]