BURROUGHS VS. MUIR
•WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
•WHERE: Muir High.
•RECORDS: The Indians are 2-4, 2-1 in the Pacific League; the Mustangs are 3-3, 3-0.
•LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Crescenta Valley, 20-16; Muir defeated Glendale, 37-0.
•OUTLOOK: The Indians were able to come through with a win last week to keep their hopes of winning a fourth straight league championship alive. However, Burroughs might be facing the toughest league opponent this season in Muir. In three league games — wins against Crescenta Valley, Hoover and Glendale — the Mustangs have outscored their opponents, 136-0. Muir came into league after going 0-3 in nonleague games. However, the losses came against tough competition in Upland, Alemany and Rancho Cucamonga. The Mustangs have a talented quarterback in Joshua Muema-Washington. He likes to throw to wide receiver Mason Taoen.
•SOMETHING INTERESTING: Last season, Muir defeated Burroughs, 28-0, for the Indians' lone loss in league, forcing it to share the championship with Arcadia.
BURBANK VS. CRESCENTA VALLEY
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Memorial Field.
RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 4-2, 3-0 in the Pacific League; the Falcons are 3-3, 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Pasadena, 34-8; Crescenta Valley lost to Burroughs, 20-16.
OUTLOOK: Burbank has already equaled its win total from 2011, when it failed to make the playoffs. With the win last week, the Bulldogs are one of only two league teams — along with Muir — that are still undefeated in league play. The Burbank defense continues to be the stingiest in the league, giving up an average of just 14.5 points a game. It was that defense that came up big in last week's win against Pasadena, keeping their opponent off the board until there was just 1:29 left in the contest. The Falcons are likely still reeling from last week's close defeat at the hands of Burroughs. Crescenta Valley has a steady running back in William Wang. However, Burbank has a host of running backs, led by
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Along with its tough defense, Burbank is also tops among league teams in scoring average, tallying 30.5 points a game.