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  • Physical St. John Bosco beats Poly, 33-21, to reach title game
    Physical St. John Bosco beats Poly, 33-21, to reach title game

    Those who don't believe California high school football can match up against the likes of Texas and Florida needed to be at a packed Cerritos College on Friday night to watch the hard hits, big plays and pure athleticism on display in a Pac-5 Division semifinal between Long Beach Poly and...

  • Gauchos beat Bulldogs in City Section semifinal
    Gauchos beat Bulldogs in City Section semifinal

    Sean Riley rushed for 127 yards in 11 carries, and Cedric Byrd caught touchdown passes of 19 and 35 yards in the first half to lead Harbor City Narbonne to its fourth consecutive City Section Division I final with a 14-10 victory over Garfield on Friday night in East Los Angeles.

  • Friday's top prep football games in the Southland
    Friday's top prep football games in the Southland

    Long Beach Poly (11-1) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (11-1) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): It's big-boy football in this Pac-5 Division semifinal game. There may be more future college players on the field than anywhere else in the region. It's going to come down to which...

  • Injury ruins Jeremiah Martin's storybook comeback, but not his spirit
    Injury ruins Jeremiah Martin's storybook comeback, but not his spirit

    Having covered high school sports since the 1970s, I've learned the best way to project the future of an athlete on and off the field is to see how they respond to adversity. Winning is easy; losing tests the soul of a competitor.

  • Can high school athletes succeed after playing multiple sports?
    Can high school athletes succeed after playing multiple sports?

    When Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton signed the richest contract in North American sports history last week, it was irrefutable evidence validating the idea that teenagers who play multiple sports in high school can still fulfill their sports destiny at the highest level.

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