Football previews: Burroughs vs. Glendale; Burbank vs. Arcadia; Bell-Jeff vs. Pasadena Poly


WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field

RECORDS: The Indians are 0-4; the Nitros are 1-3.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to Arcadia, 18-8; Glendale lost to Pasadena, 35-0.

OUTLOOK: The Indians likely can't afford any more hiccups if they hope to win a share of their fourth straight Pacific League championship. Burroughs will get a chance to get back to the winning track against a Glendale team that had trouble moving the ball on offense last week. The Nitros do have at talented wide receiver in Mike Davis and a solid running back in Christian Osorio. Burroughs has also had to deal with an offense that has sputtered on occasion. That offense averages just 11.3 points a game.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Nitros rank last in the eight-team league in points scored (44) and the Indians are second to last (45).


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 2-2; the Apaches are 1-3.

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Hoover, 48-7; Arcadia defeated Burroughs, 18-8.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs began Pacific League last week with an easy victory against Hoover. Things aren't likely to be that easy this week against the Apaches. Arcadia likes to pass the ball behind senior quarterback Zachary Lee. The Apaches also have a solid running back in Jake Medel. Burbank has been successful at running the ball on the ground this season. Burbank also switched its quarterback last week, letting sophomore Ryan Meredith run the offense.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Burbank defense remains tops in the Pacific League, allowing just 59 points so far and giving up an average of just 14.6 points a contest.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: South Pasadena High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 1-3; the Panthers are 4-0.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Chadwick, 50-44; Pasadena earned a 2-0 forfeit against Villanova Prep.

OUTLOOK: The Guards face an opponent that has allowed just 31 points in three of its wins, not counting the forfeit. Bell-Jeff has proven it can put up points in bunches, as evidenced by last week's loss. Running back Josh Martinez and quarterback Johnathan Porter are potent offensive weapons. The Panthers counter with an accomplished running back of their own in sophomore Griffin Carter. The Bell-Jeff defense has taken its lumps in the first four games, as the unit surrenders an average of 41 points a game.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Bell-Jeff won its opening-season game against Monroe, but has dropped three straight.

Jeff Tully

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