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PREVIEW: Cabrillo vs Lynwood, Football

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The pleasant surprise of the Moore League will look to improve to 4-0 on Thursday night, as the Cabrillo Jaguars will visit Lynwood High for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Jags have been great this year, outsourcing opponents 114-19, and will look to finish off an unbeaten non-league portion of their schedule. Cabrillo hasn’t won four games in a season since 2016, and haven’t won four straight games since the 2011 season when Last Chance U star, Jason Brown, was head coach.

Cabrillo’s lone win of the 2021 season came against this same Lynwood team at Jaguar Stadium. Cabrillo won that meeting with the Knights, 26-12, with the help of a pair of Pick-6’s from Isaiah Miranda and Luis Haro.

This year’s meeting will be a battle of unbeatens, as Lynwood also sports a 3-0 record. The Knights won via forfeit in week one, then won 36-12 at University and squeaked by for a 14-12 win at Garfield last week.

QB Maximillian Archiega threw for three TDs in the win over University, and his preferred target was fellow senior Samaj Holmes. He’s a playmaker on both sides of the ball who will run it and catch it. He had over 200 all-purpose yards in the University win.

It appears that Cabrillo head coach Shane Gonzales and the Jaguars could make some program history on Thursday night. The Jags haven’t started a season 4-0 since at least 2004.

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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.