Sebastian Kronberger
Cabrillo Football Lakewood

PREVIEW: Lakewood vs. Cabrillo Football

After last week’s loss to Long Beach Poly, Lakewood coach Mike Christensen waved away any talk of Moore League playoff scenarios.

“Here’s what I know,” he said. “We’ve got to win next week. That’s all I need to know.”

Christensen is correct. The Lancers (2-7, 2-3) need a win over Cabrillo (2-7, 1-4) in order to have a realistic shot at the playoffs. Because their record already includes seven losses, Lakewood isn’t very likely to get an at-large bid, although it’s not technically impossible. Their best bet is to beat Cabrillo and then hope that Compton beats Wilson, creating a three-way tie for third place with an envelope draw to determine which team gets the league’s last automatic playoff berth.

The game itself will feature a clash of two power backs in Lakewood’s Sebastian Kronberger and Cabrillo’s Feso Kaowhili, both of whom are mid-major caliber football players that could be one great highlight reel away from a scholarship offer.

We’ll have live updates and a video highlight from the game.


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.