Cabrillo Compton Jordan Lakewood Long Beach Poly Millikan Soccer St. Anthony Wilson

SEASON PREVIEW: Long Beach High School Boys’ Soccer

Postseason success has been feast or famine for Moore League boys’ soccer in recent years, and the local boys look ready to chow down with new field turf serving as their plate this season. Some Long Beach coaches even said they’re more concerned with the playoffs than a league title.

“Obviously winning league is important,” Cabrillo 24th-year coach Pat Noyes said. “But getting into the playoffs and playing well is more important. The truth is that coming in first for league isn’t necessarily the best for the playoffs. If you look at our team two years ago that won league and was No. 1 in Division 2, we got one home game and lost two coin flips. Over at Bellflower they’ve won it twice as third place in their league.”

Six of the seven Moore League teams have finished their respective nonleague schedules with a winning records, which could make for another very close title chase.

TEAM PREVIEWS

Millikan
Lakewood
Wilson
Cabrillo
Poly
Compton
St. Anthony

Jordan

The Panthers are hoping to improve on last year’s 4-12-5 finish under first-year head coach Jorge Villalobos.

SEASON SCHEDULE

Mon. Dec 10 – Wilson at Millikan

Wed. Dec 12 – Wilson at Compton, Millikan at Jordan, Poly at Lakewood

Fri Dec 14 – Lakewood at Cabrillo, Poly at Jordan

Mon Dec 17 – Millikan at Lakewood, Cabrillo at Compton, Jordan at Wilson

Wed Dec 19 – Lakewood at Wilson, Poly at Compton, Jordan at Cabrillo

Mon Jan 7 – Lakewood at Jordan, Compton at  Millikan, Cabrillo at Poly

Wed Jan 9 – Wilson at Cabrillo, Millikan at Poly, Compton at Lakewood

Fri Jan 11 – Wilson at Poly, Jordan at Compton, Cabrillo at Millikan

Mon Jan 14 – Compton at Wilson, Lakewood at Poly, Jordan at Millikan

Wed Jan 16 – Millikan at Wilson, Cabrillo at Lakewood, Jordan at Poly

Fri Jan 18 – Lakewood at Millikan, Compton at Cabrillo, Wilson at Jordan

Wed Jan 23 – Cabrillo at Jordan, Compton at Poly, Wilson at Lakewood

Fri Jan 25 – Millikan at Compton, Jordan at Lakewood, Poly at Cabrillo

Mon Jan 28 – Poly at Millikan, Lakewood at Compton, Cabrillo at Wilson

Wed Jan 30 – Millikan at Cabrillo, Compton at Jordan, Poly at Wilson

CIF: Prelims 2/6, 8, 13, 16, 19 Finals: February 22-23
SoCal Regionals: February 26, 28
SoCal Regional Finals: March 2

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.
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