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BURROUGHS VS. VALENCIA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.

RECORDS: The Indians are 4-2, 1-0 in league; the Vikings are 4-2,

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0-1.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Saugus 28-0; Valencia lost to

Canyon, 52-45.

OUTLOOK: The Indians have been recognized among the elite in CIF

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Southern Section Division II, as the team is ranked No. 10. The game

will be Burroughs’ first tough test in a Foothill League chalk full

of big guns. With fine play the last two weeks, the Indians seem to

be hitting their stride at just the right time. In wins against

Saugus and Crescenta Valley, Burroughs gave up just 17 points. The

team’s defense has come up big all season, as it has recorded three

shutouts in six games. The Indians have outscored opponents, 149-68.

Valencia -- ranked No. 4 in Division II -- should test the Indian

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defense, as it possesses a potent passing offensive. Leading the way

is quarterback Mike Harrick, who was 32 of 42 for 376 yards with four

touchdowns and four interceptions in the shootout with Canyon. The

Indian defense could make the difference in this one.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Valencia’s only other loss was a 24-23

setback to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

BURBANK VS. SAUGUS

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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WHERE: College of the Canyons.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 4-2, 0-1 in league; the Centurions are

2-4, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to Hart, 45-7; Saugus lost to Burroughs,

28-0.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs will be facing a Saugus team that has had

its share of struggles this season and averages just 13.8 points a

game. This might be the perfect opportunity for Burbank to break its

51-game league losing streak, a string that dates back to 1992. The

Centurions have a decent quarterback in Travis Babin, who has had

some success passing. However, Burroughs was able to contain Babin

last week, as he completed eight of 21 passes for 61 yards with no

touchdowns and an interception. A good effort from Coach Greg

Sobiech’s team, and the streak will be history.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Even with giving up 45 points to Hart, the

Burbank defense is allowing opponents just 14.8 points a game.

Jeff Tully


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