Los Angeles Preps: Keltain Malveaux

LONG BEACH -- Proper order has been restored -- at least if you're from Long Beach Poly.

Long Beach Poly redeemed last year's loss to Lakewood -- its first Moore League loss in 15 seasons -- with a resounding 27-14 upset of the No. 4 Lancers at Veterans Stadium on Friday night. Quarterback Chaiyse Hales rushed for a score and threw for two more, helping the No. 22 Jackrabbits regain bragging rights.

"This is the best feeling in the world," Hales said. "They took the Moore League title away from us and we planned on taking it away from them. We got it."

While Hales threw for 189 yards, tailback Keltain Malveaux took it to the touted Lakewood front line, piling up 94 yards rushing on 23 carries. It was boom, boom, pass for the Poly offense, which has apparently forgotten about the ugly losses to St. Bonaventure and Mission Viejo.

"We came in here expecting a dog fight and that's what we got," Malveaux said. "Like they say, when you get a dog and you beat him until he can't be beat no more, they just give up. We did that -- Poly."

Poly coach Raul Lara received the customary Gatorade bath at the conclusion. For Lakewood's Thadd MacNeal, it was a different story.

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LA South: No. 17 Long Beach Poly 23, Narbonne 20

September, 18, 2010

HARBOR CITY -- He referred to himself as a "crazed animal."

Hair overflowing wildly out the back of his helmet, legs churning with rage, fists and chest meeting with loud thud after loud thud.

Long Beach Poly nose tackle Michael Teo was a crazed animal, alright. The senior sneaked into the backfield and sacked Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams on a fourth and eight with just over a minute to play, securing a 23-20 road victory for the Jackrabbits.

"That's how it's going to be all year," Long Beach Poly coach Raul Lara told his team following the win. "That's because everybody wants to beat you."

Another loss for No. 17 Long Beach Poly (2-1) -- which fell 32-7 to No. 16 St. Bonaventure last week -- would have been disastrous.

One Gaucho nearly pulled it off.

Narbonne's Noel Rankins was his own sort of animal, rushing for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He also passed for a score on a gutsy halfback pass that broke a scoreless tie in the second quarter.

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