Long Beach Poly in TV series

Updated: May 24, 2011, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- It's not uncommon for football teams to play as if their lives depended on it.

For the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits, their lives really do.

"4th and Forever" tells the tale. An absorbing new docu-series on Current TV, it chronicles the high-stakes 2010 football season of California's Long Beach Polytechnic High School, where life is tough but the football team is tougher. Or better be. (It premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.)

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