BURBANK VS. SAN GABRIEL GABRIELINO
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: East L.A. College.
RECORDS: The Bulldogs and Eagles are 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated San Marino, 29-6; Gabrielino lost to
La Canada, 22-12.
OUTLOOK: The nonleague game should be an emotional experience for
the Bulldogs and Eagles. In the teams’ 2002 game, the contest was
halted after Gabrielino player Andrew Castillo was injured following
a play on defense. The junior running back/linebacker collapsed and
stopped breathing after complaining of head pain during the nonleague
game at Memorial Field. Castillo went into a coma and had surgeries
to remove a blood clot and to relieve pressure on the left side of
his brain. Castillo came out of the three-month coma in January. In
Friday’s game against La Canada, Castillo was in attendance and was
walking around with assistance. Although it might be hard to
concentrate on football, the Bulldogs have a good chance of defeating
the Eagles -- ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division VII. The
Burbank offense looked sharp in last week’s win
SOMETHING INTERESTING: The teams have a common opponent in La
Canada. In the first game of the season, the Bulldogs easily defeated
the Spartans, 28-0.
WEST HILLS CHAMINADE
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Chaminade High.
LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to St. Francis, 14-7; Chaminade
defeated Lancaster, 39-26.
RECORDS: The Indians and Eagles are 2-1.
OUTLOOK: The name in this nonleague game for Burroughs will
probably be its defense’s ability to stop the Eagles’ passing attack.
Chaminade has a good quarterback in Chris Turner, who has had games
of 325 and 337 yards passing. He likes to hook up with wide receiver
Marcus Everett, who scored three touchdowns last week. The team also
has a fine field-goal kicker in sophomore Ryan Jackson, who converted
on efforts of 35, 45, 45 and 26 yards in the win against Lancaster.
However, defense has been the Indians’ forte, as teams have found it
difficult to move the ball against them.
SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Burroughs defense has two shutouts and
is allowing opponents just 4.6 points a game