Week one is officially in the books, with five of the seven Moore League schools playing on Friday—since Poly beat the defending national champs in Florida two weeks ago, we’ve now gotten a chance to see every team but Jordan on the playing field. Here’s a convenient links guide to this week’s comprehensive coverage of the first week of high school football in Long Beach. Now with highlight video! Can you tell we’re excited? We really, really, really are.
Cabrillo’s new head coach A.J. Luke (formerly a coach at Poly for a dozen years) wants his Jaguars to play with the big dogs this season, which is why he scheduled four powerhouses for his nonleague matchups. Friday, they got bitten by one. Click here to read about Cabrillo’s disappointing loss to Edison.
Compton, one of the teams with a lot of questions going into this season, has answered one very important one: can they run the ball without Donald Green? We’ll give you 487 reasons why they can. Click here to read about Compton’s 55-0 shellacking of Bloomington.
Well, Jordan didn’t play this week. But that just gives you an extra seven days to read our preseason preview of the Panthers before they kick off next Friday at home against Beverly Hills. Click here, before it’s too late.
In an important home opener, Lakewood showed their strength: an overwhelming defense, a poised quarterback, and a desire to win no matter how long the odds look. Click here to read about Lakewood’s thrilling, come from behind victory over Crenshaw.
We knew there was a reason we called this our Game O’ Da Week. Against one of the Southland’s best prep quarterbacks, the Rams held their own, and gave the hometown fans a glimpse of a gritty squad determined to make its second consecutive playoff appearance. You don’t want to miss this story, or our highlight video–click here for both.
Poly has a few weeks off as they recover from jet lag—last week they were in Florida, beating the defending national champions. Didn’t catch that story? Luckily for you, it’s still there. Poly doesn’t play again until September 19th, so you’ve got time to get all caught up.
After a 1-9 season, every game is a must-win for Wilson in 2008. So far they’re one for one, with a solid victory over Inglewood on the road. Click here to read about the Bruins’ fresh start.