Press-Telegram previews of this week’s top local high school football games

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The Press-Telegram previews the apical precocious schoolhouse games successful the Long Beach country this week.

THURSDAY

Warren (1-0) astatine La Serna (0-1), astatine California High School, 7 p.m.

After a 53-0 triumph implicit Long Beach Wilson successful Week 0, Warren travels to Whittier to look the Lancers. Despite the shutout, it wasn’t a cleanable crippled for the Bears arsenic they struggled aboriginal connected with dropped balls and a mates of miscommunications and volition look for a amended commencement against La Serna.

La Serna fell successful overtime to Bonita, 34-28, but were led by a brace of sophomores successful backmost CJ Ceron (150 passing yards and 3 touchdowns) and moving backmost Owen Long (17 carries for 105 yards, 1 touchdown).

These teams person divided the past 2 meetings with La Serna winning, 50-6, successful their past gathering successful 2019.

FRIDAY

Long Beach Poly (0-0) astatine Serra (0-1), 7 p.m.

The past 4 meetings betwixt the storied programs person each been decided by six points oregon little with the Jackrabbits winning, 27-21, successful overtime successful March.

Poly had its Week 0 crippled against Leuzinger canceled owed to a affirmative COVID-19 trial wrong the programme and volition unfastened the play with 1 of its astir talented teams successful caller years.

Long Beach Poly moving backmost Devin Samples dives for other yardage.Serra vs. Long Beach Poly shot crippled played Friday March 12, 2021 astatine Cabrillo High School(Photo by Robert Casillas, Contributing Photographer)

Serra mislaid 31-20 to Orange Lutheran past week successful the school’s archetypal crippled connected a caller turf field.

Senior backmost and University of Texas perpetrate Maalik Murphy had 229 passing yards and 2 touchdowns (one passing, 1 rushing).

Murphy going against a heavy Poly secondary, led by inferior Daylen Austin, volition beryllium a large matchup to watch.

Serra had won the erstwhile 3 meetings earlier Poly won past year.

Alemany (0-1) astatine St. John Bosco (1-0), 7 p.m.

Another high-profile location crippled for the Braves, who bushed Miami Central, 35-12 past week.

Alemany traveled to Utah to play Lone Peak and fell, 31-24.

Warriors elder wide receiver Kevin Green Jr. (USC commit) had 12 receptions for 187 yards and a touchdown successful the nonaccomplishment and elder Dylan Gebbia and sophomore Anthony Wolter divided the quarterbacking duties with Wolter having much occurrence (212 passing yards and 2 touchdowns).

Alemany has a talented defence led by elder linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka (Notre Dame commit), elder information Larry Turner-Gooden (ASU commit), elder antiaircraft backmost Ephesians Prysock (19 offers), and elder antiaircraft lineman Damonic Williams (Cal commit).

Bonita (1-0) astatine Downey (0-1), 7 p.m.

The Vikings look to debar an 0-2 commencement erstwhile they big the Bearcats. Downey had a pugnacious commencement against Corona del Mar past week arsenic it fell down 27-0 astatine halftime en way to a 36-20 loss.

Junior Aidan Chiles (102 passing yards, 1 touchdown) and elder Noah Paez (78 passing yards, 1 touchdown) each divided clip for Downey and some connected with elder wide receiver Tryse Redford for touchdowns (10 receptions for 123 yards, 2 touchdowns).

In the triumph implicit La Serna, Bonita inferior backmost Daniel Andrade had 235 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Mikhali brothers (Kalim, a elder and Noah, a freshman) led the defence with 14 and 11 tackles.

St. Anthony (0-1) vs. Mayfair (1-0) astatine Bellflower High School, 7 p.m.

Two section schools separated by little than 10 miles conscionable successful a nonleague matchup.

Mayfair won its season-opener convincingly with a 41-12 triumph implicit Chaffey portion St. Anthony mislaid Raul Lara’s coaching debut to San Pedro, 42-0.

The Monsoons past started 2-0 successful 2018 erstwhile they precocious to the 2nd circular of the playoffs.

Saints elder moving backmost Sone Aupiu had 17 carries for 59 yards successful the nonaccomplishment past week and volition proceed to spot a dense workload.

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