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LA City Section approves Open Division for football season

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Long Beach Poly quarterback Matt Corral commits to Florida

Long Beach is on the other side of the country from Gainesville, a mere 2,382-mile drive. But Florida Gators fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on Veterans Memorial Stadium this year and the performance of Long Beach Poly quarterback Matt Corral, ...

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