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Football: CalPreps Projection Favors Lakewood to Win Semifinal

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

Lakewood hits the road to Rancho Verde on Friday for the Division 8 CIF-SS semifinals. If they win, they would host either Northwood or Vista Del Lago at John Ford Stadium on Black Friday for the Division 8 championship. 

If you put any stock in CalPreps’ score projections, the Lancers will host that championship. CalPreps’ projection for the Lakewood/RV game has the Lancers winning 31-21.

How accurate is the CalPreps projection system? It had Long Beach Poly losing by 11 points to Los Al last week (they lost by 10), Millikan beating Cypress by three (they lost by one) and Lakewood beating Redondo Union by nine (they won by 26).

Stay tuned for features, previews, and podcasts all week in the run-up to the Lancers’ big game.

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Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.