JJ’s Most Memorable Moments: Mater Dei vs. Long Beach Poly from 1998 (VIDEO)
Mater Dei 33, Long Beach Poly 26 (12/12/98)
Matt Grootegoed put together one of the most epic performances in CIF history.
The running back/linebacker made plays in all three phases of the game. He carried the ball 33 times for 244 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mater Dei to a 33-26 win.
It was the fourth CIF-SS Division I title of the 1990s for the Monarchs and their third in five years.