by Jon Ford
It was a windy night in Long Beach, California. The palm trees were lit by a full moon over Veterans Memorial Stadium, while fans poured in for the cross-town rivalry and a showdown of the two historic high schools.
From opening kick-off, it was all Mission. They ran the ball with pure strength and smash-mouth football. At the end of first half, the score was 20-0 Mission.
The second half began as a reflection of the first. Poly could never get their offense going and they never gave the defense anytime for rest. The final score was 37-7. Mission Viejo flexed their muscle on the ground to cruise to a decisive victory over Long Beach Poly.
Taking home some hardware was #27 of Mission, Dallas Kessman, winning the Great American Rivalry MVP trophy, and Mission High school took home their first Great American Rivalry Series Trophy.
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- Viejo vs. Poly – 2010