The Mission Viejo Diablos look to torch the competition in another fiery matchup against the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits. Last year, the Diablos travelled to Long Beach where they immolated their rival, winning 42-14. Despite dropping this game, the Jackrabbits finished with a better regular season record and a deeper playoff run, advancing all the way to the regional finals where they were narrowly defeated by eventual champion Serra. Riding high off last season’s success and seeking revenge, the Jackrabbits certainly have this game marked on their calendar as they prepare to enter the furnace in Diablo Stadium on September 2nd. Meanwhile, the boys over at Mission Viejo will look to stoke the flames of victory and keep their winning streak alive against Long Beach.
Long Beach Poly
Joseph plays Defensive Line for Mission Viejo HS and has a 3.51 GPA. Joseph has been a 3 year starter for the SunDevils and continues to be a leader for his team. He serves as a role model for his younger teammates through commitment, work ethic, and humility.
Long Beach Poly
Jeremiah plays Defensive Back for Long Beach Poly HS and has a 4.17 GPA. He is escorted by his parents Jeremy Odvina and Marie Ranon. He is an AP and honors student all 4 years at LB Poly High School. After high school, he plans on attending college and majoring in Engineering.
In the first part of this matchup, these rivals were tied 14-14. With 2 minutes left in the first half, Mission Viejo scored a touchdown bringing the score to 21-14. With only seconds left in the first half, Viejo scored a field goal bringing the score to 24-14 at halftime. In the third quarter, Poly answered with a touchdown, but the Rabbits secured a field goal to round out the 3rd quarter with 27-21 on the scoreboard. After a solid 4th quarter, Poly finalized the game with a score of 35-30.