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Preview: Lakewood vs. Mayfair, Football

The562’s coverage of Lakewood Athletics is sponsored by J.P. Crawford, Class of 2013.

The Lancers are looking to bounce back this week and climb back to .500 after a tough loss to Laguna Hills. 

In a battle for local bragging rights, Lakewood (1-2) will be facing the Mayfair Monsoons (1-2), their neighbor two miles up on Woodruff, on Friday night. The two teams play annually for the Milk Bucket trophy, a long-held representative of Lakewood’s history.

Both teams are coming off tough road losses, so expect this game to mean a lot more than usual to both sidelines. 

In recent years, Mayfair has been holding on to these bragging rights by a wide margin, with the closest game being 21-18 Mayfair back in 2017. This is the same Mayfair team who recently defeated St. Anthony 49-6, on August 26. 

In order to gain a victory, the Lancers’ defense will need to dry out the Monsoons’ offense led by senior quarterback Evan Tomich and his younger brother, Owen Tomich, a junior wide receiver.

Kick-off is set for Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 P.M. at Ron Yary Stadium in Bellflower. 

Sean Kenneally
Born and raised in Los Alamitos, Sean Kenneally started covering football his senior year at Los Alamitos High School in 2018. Sean is a recent Sonoma State University graduate, where he continued to cover sports during his academic career. Outside of the classroom, Sean was a four year member of the Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse team, and he participated in the Surfrider Foundation.