Zion Bowens
Football Long Beach City College

LBCC Football Beats LA Valley Via Forfeit

LBCC football coach Brett Peabody likes to win, but not like this. The Vikings improved to 2-1 last Saturday after a rare forfeit win over LA Valley College, which came thanks to low numbers at Valley.

Southern California Football Association commissioner Jim Sartoris said via statement: Valley has informed the SCFA that it can not field a team for this week’s game because of significant injuries and low numbers. By SCFA Bylaws, Long Beach will be awarded a forfeiture win.”

Peabody wasn’t excited to get above .500, thanks to the circumstances, tweeting that it made him sick to his stomach that his team prepared all week but wouldn’t get to take the field to compete on Saturday.

The Vikings will have a tall test ahead of them this Saturday as they travel to face Riverside at 6 p.m.; Riverside is the No. 1 ranked team in the nation.

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.