Zion Bowens
Football Long Beach City College

JuCo Football Preview: LBCC vs. Cerritos

The Crosstown Cup is on the line as LBCC hosts Cerritos College on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Vikings’ annual homecoming game.

LBCC will also host a Homecoming tailgate from 4-5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Vikings are coming off a narrow defeat at No. 1-ranked Riverside, where LBCC led until a go-ahead touchdown for the Tigers with 25 seconds left.

The tailgate will feature food trucks, games, and a live band and both students and alumni will receive free food vouchers.

Last season, the Vikings defeated the Falcons 46-32. Kickoff for the Homecoming game will be a 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and children, free for students and Alumni Association members.

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.