Drake Peabody
Football Long Beach City College

PREVIEW: LBCC vs. Riverside Football

The Vikings face a huge test this evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium as they host Riverside in a matchup of top 15 state programs.

LBCC is 2-1 with a narrow loss to Mt. SAC, and needs a win against the Tigers to help shore up their postseason prospects. The Vikings offense has been on a roll with Drake Peabody taking snaps, averaging 42.7 points per game and 432 yards per game. The last time they hosted the Tigers, it was a thrilling overtime LBCC victory.

The Vikings and Tigers game will start at 5 p.m. at Vets.

Next week, LBCC will take a short road trip to Cerritos to renew their rivalry with the Falcons.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.