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WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday.


WHERE: Chaminade High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 1-0; the Eagles are 0-0.


LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Warren, 41-39; Chaminade didn’t play.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs had their problems on defense last week, but were able to pull out the victory. The team received a good effort from senior quarterback Adam Colman, who threw the game-winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. Senior running back Ulises Ochoa also did well, scoring three touchdowns. Burbank will be looking to avenge a 17-14 nonleague loss to Chaminade last season, The Eagles began the 2009 campaign with five straight wins, ending the season with a 7-5 record. The team is young and boasts a fine crop of sophomores, some who have transferred in.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Bulldogs will play their first five games of the season on the road. The team’s first home game at Memorial Field will be Oct. 14 — a Pacific League contest against Hoover.




WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Citrus Valley High.

RECORDS: Both the Guards and the Blackhawks are 1-0


LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Saddleback Valley Christian, 14-7; Citrus Valley defeated Silver Valley, 51-14.

OUTLOOK: The Guards weren’t able to adapt very well to a new offensive scheme last week. Despite the problems, Bell-Jeff was able to hold on for a win. Micah Shirley caught a touchdown pass to give the locals the win at home. The Guards will take on a Citrus Valley team that went 2-8 last season. They will also have to deal with a team that likes to run the ball. In last week’s win, running back Jason Snow ran for 202 yards in 24 carries and had four touchdowns. Teammate Taylor Smith had nine carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns and Jesse Prieto had nine carries for 75 yards. In all, the Blackhawks rushed for 364 yards. The Guards will be playing without two-way starter Joshua Martinez, who broke his leg in last week’s loss.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Martinez, a sophomore running back and cornerback, was the team’s leading tackler before he was injured.

Jeff Tully