September 1, 2013 |
If any player wants to be considered best in Southern California, pay attention to what Long Beach Poly's John Smith does. He'll be the standard if you expect to be No. 1. In his season opener against Crenshaw, Smith caught five passes for 78 yards. He also ran three times for 37 yards. He had a 32-yard kickoff return. He had punt returns of 22 and 38 yards. He also was a safety on defense. Poly won, 28-15. "Everyone gives Poly their best game, and we knew Crenshaw would be tough," he said.
November 24, 2011 |
Santa Margarita (9-2) vs. Long Beach Poly (10-1) at Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m. FoxSportsWest.com: This quarterfinal playoff game is good enough to be for the Pac-5 Division championship. There's talent everywhere, and it's going to come down to making adjustments at the right time. Poly relies on speed and big plays. Santa Margarita tries to control the clock behind its big offensive line and versatile quarterback Johnny Stanton. Poly has tremendous athletes, such as receiver Richard Smith, defensive end Alonzo Williams and linebacker Matthew Rowe.
February 16, 2010 |
The Southern Section girls' basketball pairings are out, so no more talk about potential or promise. It's time to perform and show what's been learned over the last three months. Play begins Thursday. Here's the rundown: Division 1AA Top-seeded teams: 1. Long Beach Poly (23-2), 2. Corona Santiago (25-2), 3. Troy (23-3), 4. Etiwanda (21-6). The scoop: Long Beach Poly has won four consecutive state titles, and with six Division I prospects, the Jackrabbits will probably win another state championship.
November 19, 2010 |
They rose up one by one, and when it was over, Santa Ana Mater Dei football players had every right to break out into a loud, joyous victory celebration Friday night after the Monarchs upset Moore League champion Long Beach Poly, 26-10, in a Pac-5 Division playoff opener at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. "Defense wins championships, and we were rocking on the defensive side of the ball," Coach Bruce Rollinson said. The Monarchs (7-4) intercepted three passes, two by safety Tyler Meglan, came up with three sacks and did just enough on offense to advance to a quarterfinal game against Santa Margarita Tesoro.
September 20, 2009 |
They are two of the most storied high school football programs in Southern California, with a combined 27 Southern Section titles. Long Beach Poly and Santa Ana Mater Dei were united in a different way through the season's first two weeks: They seemed entrenched in a rebuilding mode. Mater Dei, seeking stability at quarterback after four-year starter Matt Barkley departed for USC, lost to Carson and narrowly defeated Cypress. Poly, which returned no starters on defense, suffered one-sided defeats against Anaheim Servite and Ventura St. Bonaventure.
December 13, 2003 |
Los Angeles Loyola High quarterback Scott Deke, who had accounted for all of the Cubs' scoring with three touchdown passes, also made a big play on defense with a late interception as Loyola held on to upset Long Beach Poly, 21-17, Friday in the Southern Section Division I football championship.
September 16, 2011 |
It wasn't for a lack of chances. Harbor City Narbonne started three drives in Long Beach Poly territory in the final 9 minutes 6 seconds Friday night at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach, needing a touchdown to pull out a come-from-behind intersectional victory. But the Gauchos couldn't even muster a first down in the final quarter of a 19-16 defeat. Narbonne's best chance came on its final drive when a long third-down pass glanced off Greg Clark's fingertips in the end zone.
March 22, 2009 |
What do you call the newest four-time defending state champion in girls' basketball? Long Beach Poly. The Jackrabbits won their fourth consecutive state Division I title Saturday night at Arco Arena by pulling away from Danville Monte Vista in the second half of a 57-33 victory. "We wanted to create history," said Poly senior forward Monique Oliver, who had 10 points and seven rebounds.
November 21, 2013 |
Friday's top high school football games: Long Beach Poly (10-1) vs. Ventura St. Bonaventure (8-3) at Ventura College, 7 p.m.: It's time to find out whether St. Bonaventure's run defense has improved since it gave up 466 yards and seven touchdowns to Tre Watson of Corona Centennial in the second game of the season. In this Pac-5 Division quarterfinal game, Poly will try to run the ball again and again. St. Bonaventure's defense, led by linebacker Jason Farlow, will try not to get worn down or give up the big play.
May 24, 2001 |
Jerry Jaso, who coached Long Beach Poly's football team to three Southern Section Division I championships in the last four seasons, was hired Wednesday as a physical education instructor and assistant coach at Long Beach City College. Jaso, a 1968 Poly graduate, coached at his alma mater since 1980. He was a head coach or co-head coach since 1985 and his teams won section titles in 1985, 1997, 1999 and 2000. Poly is 54-1-1 in the last four seasons.