Here’s an inside look at the CIF Southern Section Division 1/2 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits football team.

Links: Long Beach Poly team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

Overall record: 8-3 (6-0 in league, 1stin the Moore League). They lost 42-9 to JSerra in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs.

HEAD COACH


Stephen Barbee will be in his second year as Long Beach Poly’s head coach.

TOP PLAYERS

OL Michael Fesili, Jr.

C/OG James Maae, 6-2, 335, Sr.

MLB Anthony Parker, Sr.

SS/FS Demaje Yancey, 5-10, 165, Sr.

CB Kamren Blanton, 6-0, Jr.


THREE TO SEE

James Maae – C/OG

Weighing in at 6-2, 335 pounds, First Team All-League honoree member James Maee is ranked as a 3-star recruit by 247 and the 33rd best senior center in the country.

Michael Fesili – OL

The offensive lineman received Second Team All-League honors last season as a sophomore.

Kamren Blanton– CB

Entering his junior year, Blanton already has offers from Arizona State and Utah State, and is receiving interest from UCLA and USC, among others. He’s a strong candidate for a breakout season.


OUTLOOK

Long Beach Poly is losing most of their best players from last year’s successful campaign, including the three league players of the year. Replacing their key guys, especially at the skill positions, might be tough. Still, they have enough returning talent to remain competitive on both sides of the ball.

All-league members Michael Fesili and James Maae make an excellent duo on the offensive line. While the Jackrabbits’ entire playmaking rotation is gone, junior Keyonta Lanier (WR/SB) and senior Amajay Gravelly (RB/WR) are top candidates to pick up the slack. Defensively, Kamren Blanton and Demaje make a promising duo to lead the secondary. Anthony Parker will return at MLB after a strong junior year.

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