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
"[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
Burroughs’ only touchdown came with 1:45 left in the first quarter
when quarterback Nick Payne scored on an 8-yard run.