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Long Beach Football Schedule and Playoff Scenarios

As we enter the final week of the regular season, here’s the schedule for Friday’s games. Below that, we’ll explore the playoff scenarios for each team.


Cabrillo @ Compton

Lakewood @ Long Beach Poly

LBCC vs. Moorpark (Saturday, 6 p.m.)

Millikan @ Wilson

BYE: Jordan, St. Anthony

Poly: Long Beach Poly would clinch an undefeated Moore League title and the league’s top playoff spot with a win over Lakewood.

Wilson: Wilson would clinch second place with a win over Millikan and a Poly win, or a co-league title with a win over Millikan and a Poly loss.

Lakewood: Lakewood would clinch third place with a win over Poly regardless of other results. In the event of a Lakewood loss, they’d be 3-3, and would still get in with Compton losing to Cabrillo and Millikan losing to Wilson. If Lakewood doesn’t finish with the third-place spot, they’ll still apply for an at-large and look like they have a better-than-even shot at getting one in their division.

Compton: In the likely scenario that Poly defeats Lakewood and Compton beats Cabrillo, Compton would get the third-place spot by virtue of a tiebreaker.

Millikan: There’s also a scenario where Millikan beats Wilson, Compton beats Cabrillo, and Lakewood loses to Poly, which would create a three-way tie for third place. In that scenario, Compton would still get the third-place spot and the playoff bid by virtue of head-to-head wins over Lakewood and Millikan. Typically a three-way tie necessitates an envelope draw, but Moore League secretary Lisa Ulmer said head-to-head wins would trump all other criteria.

The Rams can also apply as an at-large and have a shot at getting into the playoffs in their division.

St. Anthony has a bye but has clinched a playoff berth as the second-place team from the Del Rey League.

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.