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Football St. Anthony

PREVIEW: St. Anthony at St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Football

The562’s coverage of football in 2023-24 is sponsored in part by the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Foundation.

St. Anthony heads to Downey Friday night for the toughest test of the season as they open Del Rey league play against St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy.

While the Saints (4-2) have had a successful non-league start, and the Warriors’ 1-4 record may not look impressive, they have had a tough non-league schedule. 

Saints coach Raul Lara said the Warriors don’t look too different from last year when St. Pius X-St. Matthias put up an 8-2 record and went undefeated in league play. 

St. Anthony will look to control the line of scrimmage in a contest that will go a long way to decide the league title.

“If we want to win league, it starts with beating them,” Lara said. 

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Matt Simon
Matt Simon has been covering sports since 2013. After graduating from Long Beach State, he has covered sports for multiple publications throughout Southern California.