BURBANK VS. CANYON
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
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
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burbank’s win last week broke a 51-game
consecutive league losing streak that dated back to 1992.
BURROUGHS VS. HART
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
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.
BELL-JEFF VS. L.A. SALESIAN
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.