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High School Football Preview: Long Beach Poly vs. Corona Centennial

While the rest of the Moore League gets its league slate going tonight, Long Beach Poly (1-2) is wrapping up its nonleague schedule with perhaps their toughest opponent of the year. The Jackrabbits welcome offensive juggernaut Corona Centennial to Veterans Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight in a game that will be streamed for free on Fox Sports Prep Zone.

“We know they’re as tough as any team we’ll see,” said Poly coach Stephen Barbee after last week’s narrow loss to Serra.

The Jackrabbits offense, defense, and special teams all took big steps forward last week against the No. 5 team in Division 1 in Serra. But the Huskies are No. 3 and a step above Serra, and they’ll test Poly’s defense in a major way.

Poly will open league play next week on the road against Millikan.

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.