Mater Dei, Poly renew rivalry

Two of the L.A. area's top programs meet for the CIF Pac-5 title

Updated: November 28, 2012, 11:47 AM ET
By Johnny Curren | WeAreSC.com
Long Beach Poly RB Manusamoa LuugaTom Mendoza / For ESPNLosAngeles.com Manusamoa Luuga of Long Beach Poly, shown in 2011 vs. Santa Margarita, welcomes a renewed rivalry with Mater Dei.
LOS ANGELES -- No one expected either of them to be here, but here they are.

After opening the season by losing three of its first four contests, Long Beach Poly (10-3) flipped the script in dramatic fashion, rallying as a team and returning to old-school Jackrabbit football in time to grind out nine straight victories.

Johnny Curren

WeAreSC, Reporter