Prep Preview: Cabrillo at Centennial

I’m covering the Long Beach Cabrillo-Corona Centennial varsity football game tonight for The Press-Enterprise and The best part of this assignment is going to be watching the potential beginning of another long winning streak for Coach Matt Logan’s Huskies.

Centennial has lost back-to-back games for the first time since losing to Palo Alto in the 2010 CIF-State Division 1 championship and following it up with a loss to St. Bonaventure in Game 1 or 2011. Cabrillo has lost four consecutive dating back to a lopsided loss to Long Beach Poly in Week 9 last season. Something has to give.

To say the Jaguars (2-0) are off to a slow start would be a lie. They’re off to a horrible start. Coach Mike Brown’s team has scored just 32 points in two home games to open the season. And that’s not the half of it — they’ve allowed 95 in consecutive blowout losses. This team has a few athletes, but lacks cohesion.

The Huskies lost to Ventura St. Bonaventure in a second consecutive season-opening nail-biter, and have not won a game since whipping Rancho Cucamonga 41-21 in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division playoffs. Bew QB Robert Webber showed some skills (three TD pass, one TD rush) in Week 1. Can he keep it up, and can the defense get better against an inferior opponent this week?

— QB: Jalen Warfield, Sr. (6-2, 210); Kaelon Price, Jr. (5-10, 175); RB: Jordan Thompson, Sr. (5-11, 160), WR: Brenden Washington, Sr. (5-11, 175); Da’Morre Johnson, Sr. (6-3, 180); LB: Justus Faaiu, Sr. (6-2, 210).

Centennial — QB: Robert Webber, Jr. (5-foot-10, 170 pounds); RB: Tre Watson, Jr. (5-10, 190); WR: Chase Krivishae, Sr. (5-9, 165); Ryan Pascarella, Sr. (6-2, 190); LB: Anthony Yim, Sr. (5-10, 210); OL: Cameron Hunt, Sr. (6-4, 285); Anthony Juarez, Sr. (6-3, 310); DL: Garrett Hughes, Sr. (6-2, 250); K: Rigo Luna, Sr. (5-10, 180).

Experience and speed. Cabrillo has some big players but none with the pedigree of Hunt or Juarez. And Centennial has twice the number of players with track & field-quality speed.
THE FINAL SCORE: Centennial 42, Cabrillo 13

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