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CIF Boys’ Soccer Preview: Long Beach Poly, Millikan, St. Anthony At Home

Moore League champions Long Beach Poly, Millikan and St. Anthony will all host CIF Southern Section boys’ soccer playoff openers today.


Long Beach Poly (15-4-5) is facing Redondo Union (10-7-1) at 5 p.m. on campus in the first round of Division 2. Redondo Union has won four of its last five games while averaging almost three goals per game this season.

READ MORE about Poly’s leading scorer Kenny Barnabee.

Millikan (20-1-6) will take on Downey (9-9-4) at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the Division 1 opener. Downey finished second in the San Gabriel Valley League after winning its last three games.

READ MORE about Millikan’s reliable goalkeeper Matt Sutfin.

Cabrillo (8-7-2) got a tough draw and travels to JSerra (12-3-1) for the first round of Division 1. JSerra averages four goals per game and has outscored its opponents 64-16.

READ MORE about Cabrillo leading scorer Eduardo Mosqueda.

Jordan (6-3-5) will be at defending Division 2 champion Arlington (15-2-2) to open the postseason.

WATCH VIDEO from the big Panthers win at Wilson earlier this year.

St. Anthony (9-7-1) is at Clark Field today at 4:30 p.m. for the first round of Division 7 against Milken Community (8-3-4). The Saints finished second in the Camino Real League, and Milkn finished second in the Liberty League.

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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.