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Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2022-23: Long Beach Poly Football Beats Mission Viejo

At the end of every school year we look back to reminisce on the accomplishments that defined Long Beach sports over the last 12 months. This year has been extra special because of the variety of schools and sports represented on this list— which is a hallmark of our diverse city and athletic community.

No. 10 – Long Beach Poly Football Beats Mission Viejo

One of the biggest storylines from last fall was Poly Football’s rise from defending Division 4 champion back into the national spotlight. The Jackrabbits needed a marquee win to start turning heads outside of Long Beach, and they got it with a 35-30 win at Mission Viejo..

The Poly defense made big plays all night and junior quarterback Darius Curry delivered an impressive performance in a difficult road environment to lift the Jackrabbits to victory.

“We just wanted to come out and make history and get Poly back up on a pedestal,” said Curry, who was 27/40 for 289 yards and two touchdowns. “We’re Poly, the legacy here means a lot to Long Beach. We all have a chip on our shoulder because people have been looking down on us, we just all wanted to come out here and win.”

Football: Long Beach Poly Makes Statement With Thrilling Mission Viejo Win
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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.