WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High.
RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 5-4, 1-3 in league; the Indians are 4-5,
LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to Valencia, 56-17; Burroughs lost to
LAST YEAR: Burroughs defeated Burbank, 43-31.
OUTLOOK: This is one the most highly anticipated cross-town
rivalry games in some time. For the first time in years, the winner
could have a chance at a CIF Southern Section Division II playoff
berth -- because of the strength of the Foothill League. Both teams
have had just one league win -- both coming against Saugus. Burbank
broke one long-standing streak this season when it beat Saugus to
break a 51-game league winless string. On Friday, Burbank will be
attempting to beat its rival for the first time in 11 tries. The
Indians are led by sophomore running back Thomas Kyle, who can be
dangerous. If the game is close, the Indians have a valuable weapon
in junior kicker James Cullen, who has a strong leg. The Bulldog
offense is paced by quarterback Mike McDonald and receiver Jesse
Ayers. Junior running back Tanner Bennett could also give Burroughs
problems. However, a tough Indian defense could make the difference,
as Burroughs tries to make it 11 in a row.
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Over the years, Burroughs has outscored