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BURBANK VS. SAN MARINO

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs and Titans are 1-1.

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LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to West Hills Chaminade, 24-18; San Marino

defeated Pasadena La Salle, 26-7.

OUTLOOK: The nonleague game should be an important one for the

Bulldogs. After losing a close contest to the Eagles last week,

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Burbank will see if it has what it takes to be able to bounce back.

San Marino has a good running back in Max Wilhite. In last week’s

win, Wilhite rushed for 130 yards in 18 carries and had two

touchdowns. The team -- under Coach Bill Maloney -- also has an

accomplished quarterback in Chris Hazell, who has thrown for nearly

380 yards in two games. Linebacker Brent Lennox could pose a problem

for the Bulldog offense. Lennox anchored a defense that held the La

Salle offense to just 22 yards in the second half.

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SOMETHING INTERESTING: Along with throwing for three touchdowns in

Burbank’s first game, junior quarterback Mike McDonald ran for two

touchdowns last week.

BURROUGHS VS. ST. FRANCIS

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.

RECORDS: The Indians and Golden Knights are 2-0.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Tujunga Verdugo Hills, 10-0; St.

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Francis defeated Crescenta Valley, 35-14.

OUTLOOK: A strong defensive has been the key for the Indians in

their first two victories. The defense hasn’t allowed a point, and

Burroughs has outscored its opponents, 51-0. A third shutout in its

nonleague game against St. Francis (ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern

Section Division III) might be a little too much to ask for. The

Golden Knights come into the game after a fine showing against a good

Crescenta Valley team. Coach Jim Bonds’ squad boasts a talented

offense, led by junior running back Blake Milton, who has rushed for

272 yards in 33 carries and has three touchdowns. At quarterback,

junior Matt Abbey is 16 of 33 for 309 yards and four touchdowns. The

Knights are also formidable on defense, with linebackers Matt LaRussa

(24 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one sack) and Ryan Bronk (20

tackles, one sack).

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burroughs running back Gavin Galette (29

carries for 173 yards) leads the team with three touchdowns.

BELL-JEFF VS. YERMO SILVER VALLEY

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Silver Valley.

RECORDS: The Guards are 3-0; the Trojans are 0-2.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Claremont Webb, 55-18; Silver Valley

lost to Riverside California School of the Deaf, 27-6.

OUTLOOK: There is no question the Guards boast a high-octane

offense. Behind quarterback Brendon Doyle and running backs Derek

Leiphardt, Joey Diaz and Adrian Anetema, Bell-Jeff has already scored

152 points and is averaging 50.6 points a game. However, in their

last two games, the Guards’ defense has had its share of challenging

moments, and opponents have come up with some big plays. But if the

team is putting up more than 50 points a game, the Bell-Jeff defense

can probably get away with occasional lapses. In its two games --

which included a 14-6 loss to Needles -- Silver Valley, under Coach

Doug Spencer, has managed just 12 points.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Guards are ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern

Section Division XII.

Jeff Tully


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