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Football Long Beach Poly Millikan St. Anthony Wilson

Top 10 For 2020: The New Long Beach Quarterbacks

Last year the best football teams in Long Beach were happy to ride the talented arms of their senior quarterbacks, so now it’s time for the next generation of signal callers to step up for teams like Long Beach Poly, Wilson, Millikan and St. Anthony.

The Jackrabbits have high hopes for 6’3” sophomore Nico Iamaleava. He already has highlight videos all over the internet that show off his raw athletic ability and poise in the pocket. The Bruins will have a very tough time replacing three-year starter Ryan Pettway, but they could just move senior Nick Timko into the backfield. The slot receiver had a breakout season last year with 10 touchdowns on 35 receptions after playing quarterback for his first two years at Wilson.

The Rams also have to replace a record-setting quarterback in Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell who threw 61 touchdowns while at Millikan, and the Saints will need to find another one-year starter after the graduation of Lucas Lehmar.


Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Jadon Jones, St. Anthony Basketball St. Anthony senior Jadon Jones was named MVP of the Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament last weekend after leading the Saints to a 4-0 tournament championship.

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.