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Bell-Jeff football team faces toughest test of the year in league opener

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Bellarmine-Jefferson High's Galen Quintero makes a tackle (Libbu Cline/The Leader).

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

BELL-JEFF VS. ST. GENEVIEVE

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

RECORDS: The Guards are 4-2; the Valiants are 6-0.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Silver Valley, 36-24; St. Genevieve defeated Frazier Mountain, 50-39. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Jeff Tully

October 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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Bulldogs, Indians look to stay undefeated in league

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Casey Barbello carries the ball for Burroughs High (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

Casey Barbello carries the ball for Burroughs High (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

BURROUGHS VS. PASADENA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

RECORDS: The Indians are 3-2, 2-0 in the Pacific League; the Bulldogs are 3-2, 2-0.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Hoover, 45-7; Pasadena defeated Arcadia, 19-14.

OUTLOOK: Heading into the game, the Indians trail just Pasadena, 73-80, for fewest points allowed by Pacific League teams this season. The Bulldogs might be a tough team to figure out. Although Pasadena barely beat a weak Hoover team, 21-13, it also defeated Long Beach Jordan, 19-13, and lost to a good program in Saugus, 17-7. The two teams, along with Burbank, are the only undefeated squads left in league.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Indians didn’t crack the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division poll this week, but the team is listed as “others.” Read the rest of this entry »

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October 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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Group honored in Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame

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Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and family members were honored Thursday at Memorial Field (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and family members were honored Thursday at Memorial Field (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

From a coach, to athletes to a city official and alumna who has helped support the school’s stadium renovation project, the honorees ran the gambit Thursday as the latest class was inducted into the Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame.

Former Indians standout players Keith Jarbo, Jennifer Wagner (Penczar), Mary Ann Wagner (Murret) and Alfonso Tucay joined former boys’ soccer Coach Mike Kodama and Mary Alvord were honored at the induction event at Memorial Field.

“It’s just awesome to be honored like this,” said Jarbo, a former All-CIF and all-league football and basketball player. “This is something that I would have never even dreamed of. Just to be still thought about is great.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

October 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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Big wins have football teams rolling for this week’s games

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Burbank had a lot to celebrate last week with in a 42-14 league win against Crescenta Valley (Roger Wilson/The Leader)

Burbank had a lot to celebrate last week with in a 42-14 league win against Crescenta Valley (Roger Wilson/The Leader)FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

BURROUGHS VS. HOOVER

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field.

RECORDS: The Indians are 2-2, 1-0 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 1-3, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Muir, 9-6; Hoover lost to Pasadena, 21-13.

OUTLOOK: The Indians go down a few notches as far as opponents go in their Pacific League game against the Tornadoes. Hoover’s lone win was a 16-13 triumph against South Pasadena. Hoover doesn’t score a lot of points, as it is averaging 11 per game. The team’s offense is paced by quarterback A.J. Pule (32 of 64 passing for 436 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions). It was the Burroughs defense that stepped last week in the win against the defending league champions. Senior linebacker Charlie Hosea continues to pace the defensive charge, as he leads the team with 47 tackles and averages nearly 12 a game. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 6, 2009 at 11:37 am

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Bell-Jeff football goes into game missing key players

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Bell-Jeff quarterback Philip Diaz is injured for Saturday's game against Crean Lutheran South (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

BELL-JEFF VS. CREAN LUTHERAN SOUTH

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

RECORDS: The Guards are 2-2; the Saints are 0-2.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Frazier Mountain, 52-14; Crean Lutheran South lost to San Diego Jewish Academy, 67-0.

OUTLOOK: The Guards come into the nonleague game with two of  their top players injured. Both players were hurt in last week’s loss to Frazier Mountain. Junior starting quarterback Philip Diaz suffered a concussion on a late hit and had to be helped off the field. “A concussion usually takes at least a week to get over,” Bell-Jeff Coach Rolando Aguirre said. “But his doctor said he could be out two to three weeks.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

October 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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Burbank, Burroughs football teams open Pacific League play

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Burbank quarterback Adam Colman leads the Bulldogs into their league opener against Crescenta Valley (Dan Watson/The Leader).

Burbank quarterback Adam Colman leads the Bulldogs into their league opener against Crescenta Valley (Dan Watson/The Leader).

BURBANK VS. CRESCENTA VALLEY

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).  RECORDS: The Bulldogs and Falcons are both 2-1.

LAST WEEK: Burbank had a bye; Crescenta Valley defeated La Cañada, 28-35.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs should be well rested for the Pacific League opener after having last week off with a bye. The Bulldogs’ only loss was a 17-14 setback in overtime to Chaminade in the first week of the season. The Falcons needed a late field last week to gain the win against the Spartans. The team has a solid running back in senior Harry Pessy, who gained 226 yards in 17 carries last week. Burbank junior quarterback Adam Colman has completed 32 of 62 passes for 508 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Falcons are ranked No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division. The Bulldogs are No. 8 in the same division. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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Dedication for new Burbank High football field rescheduled

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The new football field and running track at Burbank High (Raul Roa/The Leader).

The dedication for the new Burbank High football field complex was scheduled to take place Wednesday. However, because of heat concerns, the event was rescheduled by Burbank Unified School District officials.

The rescheduled event is planned to take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 on the football field.

“Since it is an outside event, it appears with the recent heat wave that if we schedule at a later date, it will be best for everyone’s comfort,” said Jan Britz, assistant superintendent of instructional services, in an e-mail this week.

“In addition, the restroom facility is currently in its final stages and will be completed by the end of next week.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 25, 2009 at 6:32 pm

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