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This is Championship Central where you can relive the entire Long Beach Poly football season before their game against St. Francis in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 Championship in St. Francis tonight. Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm and we’ll have live updates throughout. A limited number of tickets are available by clicking here.

Before kick-off, check out our preview of tonight’s CIF Title game.

Take a look at all of our Poly football coverage from the 2021-22 season that led them to the Championship game!

Our preview of this year’s Poly team season


The Jackrabbits have had a 1-3 start to the season with a generally tough non-league schedule. They lost to Serra by one point in a season opener, then lost to Mission Viejo before securing their first victory over Leuzinger. After that, Corona Centennial suffered a heavy defeat.

Football: Long Beach Poly falls to Serra in last-second thriller


The Jackrabbits have made their way through the Moore League with usual ease, except for an exciting and competitive game with Millikan.

The Jackrabbits faced the Rams with a 42-28 victory, then easily defeated Wilson, Compton, Jordan and Lakewood by a combined score of 185-6. A new wrinkle this year was that Cabrillo couldn’t play due to a positive COVID test, so Poly took a road trip to Aquinas where they got a good look against a team of Aquinas currently preparing to play. for a division 7 championship tonight. The Jackrabbits defeated Thomas Aquinas 41-14.

Football: Long Beach Poly survives Millikan’s fear in Moore League battle


The Jackrabbits made the Division 4 playoffs. If, like many fans, you’re curious why they are in Division 4, we’ve explained the new CIFSS playoff format in this podcast. Essentially, the new playoff ranking formula places a heavy emphasis on the strength of the schedule and underestimated the Moore League. Poly was in Division 2 on formula when their non-league schedule ended – as they dominated Aquinas and the Moore League, they slipped to become the top seed in Division 4.

Poly has made a statement about this placement. They beat Trabuco Hills 56-28 in their opener. They beat Upland 49-3. Last week, they beat Cypress 35-0 in the first shutout of the playoff program since a 2-0 semi-final victory over O. Lu.

CIF Football: Long Beach Poly locks down Cypress, en route to Championship game

This week they practiced at Thanksgiving, a centuries-old tradition at Poly.

We’ve also written about the players on this Poly team, don’t miss our stories on Donovan Poe, Shea Kuykendall, Jason Robinson, Daylen Austin and Morgan State commits Wendell “WoWo” Moe and Donovan Turner.

FEATURE: Donovan Poe of Long Beach Poly, the life of the party