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PREVIEW: St. Anthony at West Torrance, Football

The Saints got off to a great start to the 2023 season last Friday, opening up their brand new athletic complex with a dominant 55-0 win over Jefferson High. Now, St. Anthony will need to take the show on the road as they visit West Torrance at 7 p.m.

Coach Raul Lara knows his team is in for a tougher test against the Warriors, but they’ll be playing their first game of the season on Friday night. West went 5-6 a season ago and had a very senior-heavy group, meaning they’ll need to incorporate a lot of new talent in this game.

The St. Anthony defense was stifling against Jefferson, but how well will that defense travel against a deeper opponent? The schedule should continue to get tougher each week for the Saints, so this game will provide a good litmus test for Coach Lara and his staff.

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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.