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Indians find going rough in league loss

Jose Balderas

Playing two ranked Foothill League opponents in consecutive weeks is

an arduous task.

But having to take on two ranked league opponents in the same week


is about as tough as it gets.

Burroughs High found that out the hard way on Friday night, as the

Indians were defeated by host Canyon, 44-7, in a league game.

Canyon is ranked No 3 in CIF Southern Section Division II.


The Indians (4-5, 1-3 in league) took on the Centurions just five

days after losing to Hart, 40-0, in a league game Monday at College

of the Canyons.

Hart is ranked second in the division.

Burroughs’ Coach Keith Knoop said the Cowboys were just too

overpowering for his squad.

“Canyon was basically better than us, and that’s what it all came

down to,” he said.


“This sets up a must-win situation for us next week (against

Burbank) for a playoff spot.”

The Indians will face the Bulldogs with a possible Division II

playoff berth up for grabs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Field.

Sophomore running back Thomas Kyle, who rushed for 203 yards

against Hart, was held to just 37 yards in 14 carries with no

touchdowns Friday.

"[The offensive line] just didn’t block for Kyle,” Knoop said.


Canyon (8-2, 3-1) -- which has only lost to Hart this season,

56-21 -- received a huge game from running back Louis Montano, who

broke a school record by scoring six touchdowns, which gives him 26

this season.

Burroughs’ only touchdown came with 1:45 left in the first quarter

when quarterback Nick Payne scored on an 8-yard run.