Five Long Beach high school girls’ soccer teams start the CIF Southern Section playoffs on Thursday.
Moore League champion Millikan, second-place Wilson and third-place Long Beach Poly are all in the top flight division after a close league battle. All three teams have tough tasks ahead of them. Millikan is hosting a JSerra team that beat the Rams last year, and Wilson would have to face No. 1 overall seed Upland in the second round if the Bruins win on Thursday.
Lakewood finished fourth in the Moore League and start the playoffs on the road at Claremont.
St. Anthony won its second consecutive Camino Real League championship this season and will host the Wild Card winner between Brentwood and Palmdale at Clark Field on Thursday.