Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy



WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Glendale’s Moyse Field.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 3-1; the Nitros are 2-2.


LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated San Gabriel Gabrielino, 21-14;

Glendale defeated Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 6-3.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs are enjoying one of their finest nonleague

campaigns in years, and they would like nothing more than to have a


4-1 record heading into Foothill League play. One of Burbank’s

biggest pluses this season has been its ability to move the ball on

offense. Behind junior quarterback Mike McDonald, no opponent has

been able to shutdown the Bulldogs’ offense. The same can’t be said

of Glendale, which has struggled on offense. In their win Friday, the

Nitros could only manage 110 total yards and scored just one

touchdown. Glendale’s best weapon entering the nonleague game is

running back Phi Le, who was injured and didn’t play last week.


SOMETHING INTERESTING: Along with throwing for 251 yards and three

touchdowns McDonald was also a factor as a defensive back, getting an

interception, four solo tackles and assisting on two tackles.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Burroughs’ Memorial Field.

RECORDS: The Indians and Falcons are both 2-2.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to West Hills Chaminade, 37-22;


Crescenta Valley defeated La Canada, 25-13

OUTLOOK: If there was one good thing to come out if last week’s

loss to Chaminade, it was the emergence of sophomore tailback Thomas

Kyle. Kyle scored all three of the Indians’ touchdowns and gained 140

yards in eight caries. After getting shutouts in its first two games,

the Indians have given up 36 points in their last two games. In the

nonleague game, Burroughs’ defense is going to have to deal with

Falcon junior quarterback, Phillip Salazar, who has completed 52

passes for 751 yards and five touchdowns. As for the Crescenta Valley

defense, it proved it is far from impenetrable last week, as the

Spartans gained 246 yards of total offense.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: In last season’s meeting, CV pulled out a

13-12 win against Burroughs.


WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Midway Baptist.

RECORDS: The Guards are 5-0; the Patriots are 3-1.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff didn’t play; Midway Baptist defeated Yermo

Silver Valley, 28-0.

OUTLOOK: The Guards will try and shake off the cobwebs from a week

off and endure a long trip to San Diego to take on the Patriots.

Bell-Jeff was dormant because the team they were supposed to play --

Calipatria -- forfeited the nonleague contest. The Guards and

Patriots are very much alike on offense, as both have the ability to

run and pass the ball when needed. Bell-Jeff is led by senior

quarterback Brendon Doyle and junior running backs Derek Leiphardt,

Joey Diaz and Adrian Anetema. “We know [Bell-Jeff] likes to run that

wing-T, and they do it pretty well from what I have seen in the

films,” Midway Baptist Coach Jerry Webb said. “And we are aware they

have a very good quarterback.” The Patriots also have a good

quarterback in Ryan Webb -- the coach’s nephew -- who threw for 288

yards in the win against Silver Valley. The two have a common

opponent in Silver Valley, as the Guards defeated the Trojans, 40-0,

on Sept. 26.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Midway Baptist -- which moved from the San

Diego Section to the Southern Section in order to find more teams to

play -- is one of the smallest football schools. However, its

participation is remarkable, as 35 of the school’s 44 boys play in a

football program that fields varsity and junior varsity teams.

Jeff Tully