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WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 5-2, 1-1 in league; the Cowboys are 6-1,



LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Saugus, 16-14; Canyon was defeated by

Hart, 56-21.

OUTLOOK: The teams enter the Foothill League game after playing in


big games last week. The Bulldogs should be sky high after defeating

Saugus and winning their first league game in 11 years. Canyon, on

the other hand, is trying to recover from a big loss to Hart in what

many thought was a battle for the league championship. The Cowboys

have an accomplished quarterback in 6-foot-4 senior Nate Longshore,

who will play at Cal next season. Longshore has a strong arm and can

shred defenses. With the losing streak out of the way, Burbank is now

eyeing a CIF Southern Section Division II playoff berth. A victory in


its final three games could give it at least a wild-card entry into

the postseason.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burbank’s win last week broke a 51-game

consecutive league losing streak that dated back to 1992.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Canyon High.

RECORDS: Burroughs is 4-3, 1-1 in league; Hart is 4-3, 2-0.


LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to Valencia, 28-20; Hart defeated

Canyon, 56-21.

OUTLOOK: For the second straight year, Burroughs almost pulled off

an upset against a very talented Valencia team. Last week’s result

proved the locals can not be taken lightly. Burroughs will have to be

at its best if it hopes to upset powerful Hart in the third week of

Foothill League play. Hart had little trouble disposing of Canyon

last week in a big league game. Hart is paced by senior quarterback

Sean Norton, who completed 17 of 27 passes for 324 yards and four

touchdowns and added 88 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 18

carries in last week’s win. The team can also counter with running

back Dan Howell (113 yards rushing in 17 carries last week.)

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Hart has a 60-game league winning streak

and hasn’t lost to a league foe in 12 years.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Salesian High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 7-0, 1-0 in league: the Mustangs are 3-4,


LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff had a bye; Salesian lost to Montebello

Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 27-9.

OUTLOOK: The Guards return to action after having a week off. The

time off probably did more good than bad for the team, as it gave

Bell-Jeff the opportunity to get healthy and work on preparing for

the toughest part of its schedule. Salesian has had its ups and downs

this season and is averaging just 13.3 points a game. Bell-Jeff --

ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division XII -- has been a

scoring machine, as it averages 42.5 points a game. Under Coach

Rolando Aguirre, the Guards’ season start is the best in the history

of the program.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Bell-Jeff senior Brendon Doyle -- who is

also the team’s starting quarterback -- has six interceptions from

his safety position.

Jeff Tully