(Jamie DeMoney/maxpreps.com) — A win here over undefeated Moore League rival Lakewood could help Long Beach Poly salvage a disappointing start to the season.
The Jackrabbits are 3-2 and were beaten by 25 and 30 points, respectively, in games against fellow traditional powers St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) and Mission Viejo (Calif.).
At least Poly’s defense showed some signs of life in last week’s 41-8 domination of Jordan (Long Beach).
Washington-committed defensive back Kameron Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown. Poly had won a state-record 80 consecutive league games and beat Lakewood every year since 1982 before the Lancers knocked off the Jackrabbits, 21-14, last season.
They rode the momentum of that win to the Pac-5 semifinals and are one of the favorites for the division crown again this year.
Senior quarterback Tyler Schultz has been outstanding in his first year as a starter, completing 65 percent of his throws for 951 yards with 14 touchdowns and only one interception.