High school football previews (week 2)


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field.

RECORDS: The Indians are 0-1; the Huskies are 0-2


LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to Paraclete, 35-10; North Hollywood lost to Harvard-Westlake, 37-13.

OUTLOOK: The Indians will be trying to rebound from an opening-season loss that proved challenging. Both of Burroughs’ top two quarterbacks, Andrew Williams and Angel Manzanero, were knocked out of the game with minor injuries. On the bright side, running back Israel Montes had 106 yards in 19 carries. He scored the team’s only touchdown on a one-yard run. The Huskies run a double-wing offense under offensive coordinator Scott Faer, who used to be at Sun Valley Poly. Along with its loss last week, North Hollywood fell to El Camino Real, 14-12, in its opener Aug. 24.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Indians haven’t had a winning record in nonleague play since 2008.



WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Bishop Montgomery.

RECORDS: The Guards are 1-1; the Knights are 2-0.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Brentwood, 30-8; Bishop Montgomery defeated Contreras, 24-16.

OUTLOOK: After dominating in a win against Monroe a week earlier, the Guards had problems revving up their offense in the loss to Brentwood. Bell-Jeff’s lone touchdown came when quarterback Johnathan Porter hooked up with tight end Andrew Belsito for a four-yard scoring pass. Bell-Jeff first-year Coach David Machuca wanted to play tough teams in higher divisions in nonleague competition this season. His squad will get that opportunity against the Knights. Bishop Montgomery has a solid running back in Michael Turner. However, Turner didn’t play last week because of an injured ankle. The Knights also have a reliable quarterback in Louie Soto.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Bishop Montgomery has benefited from the transfer of a group players from St. Bernard after the Vikings’ program was discontinued.


The Bulldogs will have to wait to get back on the winning track after losing to West Ranch, 28-7, Thursday in a nonleague game at home.


Personal-foul penalties have been a big issue in the first two games of the season for Burbank (1-1), which committed four in last week’s loss.

The Bulldogs will return to play Sept. 14 in a nonleague game at host Inglewood. It is the team’s final nonleague contest before opening Pacific League action Sept. 20 against Hoover at Memorial Field.

Jeff Tully