BURBANK VS. GLENDALE
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.
BURROUGHS VS. CRESCENTA VALLEY
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.
BELL-JEFF VS. SAN DIEGO MIDWAY BAPTIST
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.