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,
LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Saugus 28-0; Valencia lost to
OUTLOOK: The Indians have been recognized among the elite in CIF
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
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.
WHERE: College of the Canyons.
RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 4-2, 0-1 in league; the Centurions are
LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to Hart, 45-7; Saugus lost to Burroughs,
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.