WEST HILLS CHAMINDAE
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.
RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 1-0; the Eagles are 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated La Canada, 28-0; Chaminade lost to
Simi Valley Royal, 32-7.
OUTLOOK: Probably the most important thing Burbank took away from
last week’s opening-season victory was a big boost of confidence.
After a slow start in the first half, the Bulldogs pumped up their
offense in the second half and easily turned back the Spartans.
Burbank should have a better challenge in its nonleague game with
Chaminade, even though the Eagles didn’t play well last week.
Chaminade has a shaky quarterback in junior Chris Turner, who hooked
up with running back Marcus Everett for a 7-yard touchdown against
Royal. Everett had four catches for 34 yards. Chaminade -- under
first-year Coach Ben McEnroe -- has an outstanding lineman, Adam
Speer (6 foot 4, 275 pounds), and defensive back/wide receiver Adrian
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Turner had just two touchdown passes and
13 interceptions last season as a sophomore for the Eagles.
TUJUNGA VERDUGO HILLS
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Verdugo Hills High.
RECORDS: The Indians are 1-0; the Dons are 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Littlerock, 41-0; Verdugo Hills lost
to Oak Park, 21-7.
OUTLOOK: The Indians come into their nonleague game with the CIF
L.A. City Section foe after completely dominating their opener
against the Lobos. Although Burroughs was impressive on offense, it
was its defense that came through last week -- spearheaded by
defensive back Evan Gomez, who had two interceptions. The Dons’
biggest weapon is senior running back Ryan Carew, who has already
been offered a scholarship from University of Colorado. Carew is a
talented runner who gained more than 2,000 yards last season at
Sylmar High, earning him second-team All-City honors. However, he was
kicked off the Sylmar team and landed at Verdugo Hills. Indian Coach
Keith Knoop said he knows what to expect from the Dons. “We know
about their running back,” Knoop said. “Although he’s good, he is
undisciplined and he gets into problems some times on his runs.”
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Last season, the Indians defeated the Dons,
31-6. In 2001, the game was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11