Cabrillo Football

High School Football Preview: Cabrillo vs. Jefferson

The Cabrillo Jaguars will play a football game on the West Side for the first time in almost two years when they host Jefferson High tonight at 7 p.m. Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season, after Cabrillo dropped its opener at Hawkins last week, and Jefferson suffered a 33-0 home loss against South East High.

Like the Jags, the visiting Democrats haven’t played much football lately, going 1-1 during the spring season. In 2019, however, Jefferson went 9-4 in the LA City Section’s Exposition League.

Sophomore quarterback Luis Haro will be a key player for the Jags, after taking the first snaps of his career last week on the road. He’ll have the home crowd and familiar confines of Jaguar Stadium to help him this time, and should be a little more comfortable with some varsity experience under his belt.

If Cabrillo can score a victory on Thursday night, it would be the program’s first win at home since a 21-19 victory over Jordan on Oct. 5, 2018.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.
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