Around Long Beach last week, high schools geared up for big Moore League match-ups.
At Millikan, the Rams (2-2, 0-1) stuck with Poly for a half, but the Jackrabbits (3-1, 1-0) pulled away in the second half on their way to a 28-0 win.
Poly took a 6-0 lead into halftime thanks to two field goals from Edgar Gonzalez.
Jermayne Lole led Poly’s stifling defense with nine tackles, three sacks and four tackles for loss, and he also forced and recovered a fumble.
At Veterans Memorial Stadium, Wilson (2-3, 1-0) rolled over Cabrillo (0-4, 0-1) in a 51-0 league-opening win.
The Bruins’ wreaked havoc in the Jaguars’ backfield forcing five fumbles.
On offense, everything went through quarterback Dylan Herrera, who completed 5 of his 9 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing one interception.
Herrera also rushed for 45 yards on 9 carries.
Lakewood (1-4, 1-0) got its first win of the year in a 44-14 win against Jordan (0-5, 0-1).
With a two-man backfield, Lancers’ Sebastian Kronberger and James Voorhies paced the offense with 479 yards and five touchdowns.
Kronberger had 290 yards on the ground with touchdowns of 54, 73 and 45 yards.
At Gahr High School, the injury bug has hurt St. Anthony (2-2) and it showed as the Saints lost 34-7 to the Gladiators.
Junior running back Markell Sayles scored the Saints’ lone touchdown late in the fourth with a 12-yard run.
At Compton, senior Christian Swint and Terrence Pratt continued to lead a resurgent Tarbabes (3-1) team as they defeated Gardena 47-0.
The duo combined for five touchdown runs, and Swint led the team with 94 yards rushing.
On defense, Compton’s Jonathan Fernandez had a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles, while Jesse Brew had two interceptions.
At Lakewood, fans were treated to a thrilling Moore League match-up as the Lancers and Long Beach Poly went toe-to-toe for four sets.
With stellar defense, the Jackrabbits walked away with a 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24 win.
For Poly, Kalyah Williams posted a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs. Williams also had four blocks.
The Lancers’ Julia Crawford led all hitters with 19 kills and four blocks.