This St. John Bosco vs. Long Beach Poly game will be a classic. The 1960 game was the pivotal game in the history of local high school football. In the crowd were four future NFL players, one future professional baseball player and one future college football star. As a result, this game has become a part of high school athletics legend. This is an excellent opportunity to witness history first hand.
The two teams have met just three times in the past five weeks. The Saints won their first two meetings in league play and will face JSerra in the semifinals. On Friday, Long Beach Poly upset Long Beach Millikan, 42-28. The Saints believe they can make deep runs in the postseason. They won the season series against Loyola, but lost that game by a score of 73-64.
Damien is looking to make some noise in the postseason, where it defeated long-time rival Victor Valley. The Spartans had a balanced scoring attack against Poly, with Jimmy Oladokun tying Jovani Ruff with 17 points. Others scoring for Damien included Spivey Word and RJ Smith. Marcel Hayes scored 10 points for Long Beach Poly. The Saints are now set to face Fairmont Prep in the second round of the tournament.
Damien swept the Moore League. The Saints have won two of their three games. The Spartans have beaten Long Beach Millikan twice and will play JSerra in the final. In the league, St. John Bosco beat Loyola in the quarterfinals, 73-64. The next week, Damien will face Fairmont Prep. There is no reason why the Saints cannot make another deep run in the playoffs.
On Tuesday, the St. John Bosco Spartans will play Long Beach Poly in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 boys’ basketball tournament. Both teams are on a winning streak. The Saints will be playing JSerra in the CIF-SS Division 1 final on Monday. The Saints will play Long Beach Millikan in the semifinals on Tuesday. The Spartans will face the same team on Wednesday in the semifinals.
The St. John Bosco boys’ basketball team beat Victor Valley 63-44 on Wednesday. It will play JSerra in the championship game. Afterward, the Saints will play St. Bernard in the Del Rey League. After this win, Long Beach Poly will face Foothill on Friday. The Spartans are just two games away from their second CIF title. In the meantime, they will face the Saints of Long Beach X-St. Matthias on Thursday.
The St. John Bosco Spartans are a top seed in the CIF-SS Division 1 boys’ basketball tournament. After beating Servite on Feb. 19, the Saints will play JSerra and Long Beach Poly in the second round on Feb. 22. The Saints will advance to the championship game against Fairmont Prep on Friday. They will face JSerra in the semifinals on Friday night.
The Saints’ boys’ basketball team won their St. John Bosco Tournament on Tuesday. It tied for the game-high mark with Poly’s Jovani Ruff with 17 points. The Spartans dominated the game, with a balanced scoring attack. However, the Spartans will face Mater Dei on Friday. Neither team has a better record than the other.
In the CIF-SS Division 1 boys’ basketball playoffs, Bosco and St. Anthony will play. In the Del Rey League, St. Bernard and Long Beach Poly will compete in the final. The winner will be the winner of the tournament. At the St. John Bosco vs Long Beach Poly girls’ basketball game, the Spartans will play the Saints on Sunday.
On Friday, St. Anthony won the game, 60-57. The score was a good reflection of the Saints’ overall effort. The defenses of St. John Bosco were solid. The Long Beach Poly quarterback was sophomore Darius Curry for most of the game. They did not have the injured Daylen Austin, so the offense had to make do with a substitute. A score of 14-7 was the last score of the second half.