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Slideshow: Arizona Wildcats Football Friday Update — Pierce’s team beats opponent with two UA recruits


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Former Arizona linebacker Antonio Pierce celebrates after his Long Beach Poly team beats Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne on Thursday night (YouTube capture)

Former Arizona linebacker Antonio Pierce celebrates after his Long Beach Poly team beats Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne on Thursday night (YouTube capture)

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The marquee game between Long Beach (Poly) and Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne on Thursday night was big time, more appealing than some college games, especially those of Cupcake U. vs Powerhouse.

Poly, coached by former Arizona linebacker great Antonio Pierce, rallied with an 82-yard scoring drive in the last 2:14 to defeat Narbonne — featuring two UA Class of 2016 recruits — to win the game 20-17.

Athletes Sean Riley and DeVaughn Cooper couldn’t get on track like most of the offensive players in the game.

Riley was held to 19 yards on 16 carries. He was thrilling on kickoffs, however, returning one for 57 yards.

Cooper showed his strong running skills after a catch (video in an upcoming slide in this blog). His reaction after the tough loss:

Riley and Cooper and the Narbonne team next play at Palos Verdes (Calif.) High School on Friday.

Below is some video highlights of the Poly-Narbonne game from Thursday night:
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