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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 »

Written by Jeff Tully

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 »

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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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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 »

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September 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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Yanez comes up big for Burroughs football

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Burroughs High uarterback Lucas Yanez scored four touchdowns Thursday in a 34-12 win (Scott Smeltzer/The Leader).

Burroughs High uarterback Lucas Yanez scored four touchdowns Thursday in a 34-12 win (Scott Smeltzer/The Leader).

Despite being just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds (and that’s pushing it), Burroughs High quarterback Lucas Yanez has the ability to come up big for the Indians’ football team.

In a nonleague game against South Torrance Thursday, Yanez gave Burroughs a huge effort, and helped the team earn a 34-12 win against the visiting Spartans.

Yanez, a junior, was productive through the air and on the ground, scoring four touchdowns, in helping Burroughs (1-1) notch its first win of the year. Along with completing 12 of 15 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns, Yanez also had 13 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

When he finds no receivers open, Yanez often takes off in the open field. Despite his small stature, he has an amazing ability to find holes and fight for yardage.

Yanez got the Indians on the board in the second quarter when he scampered 21 yards for a touchdown. On the broken play, he first went to his left, found no daylight, then reversed his direction and sprinted into the right side of the endzone.

He also scored on a one-yard plunge with 40 seconds left in the first half.

Through the air, he hooked up with Kohl Adams-Herd on a 15-yard touchdown pass and hit Charlie Hosea on a 45-yard conversion.
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Written by Jeff Tully

September 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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Martinez continues Burroughs’ dominance in all-city meet

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Monique Martinez won the girls' race at the 19th Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet (Raul Roa/Th Leader).

Monique Martinez won the girls' race at the 19th Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet (Raul Roa/The Leader).

The female runners from Burroughs High have been nothing short of dominating over the past decade in the Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet.

In Thursday’s 19th installment at Griffith Park, that dominance continued.

In the meet that  featured the Indians, Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson, along with Village Christian, Burroughs runners won both varsity races.

Senior Monique Martinez won the girls’ race for the second straight year, finishing in 20 minutes 24 seconds. On a shorter course last season, Martinez clocked a winning time of 20:30.

“I honestly think taking the time off last week [because of the fires] actually helped me,” Martinez said. “I was able to relax a little bit from my training and I think I was able to come back stronger.”

Martinez was the 10th straight Indians female to win an all-city championship. The last non-Burroughs runner to place first was Burbank’s Kim Lorimer in 1998.

No meet was held in 2001 because of the 9/11 tragedies.

Following on Martinez’s heels was teammate Kristy Payne, who placed second in 20:35. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Is Williams the next big Burroughs running back?

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Burroughs High running back Dalton Williams.

The Burroughs High football program has had some potent running backs over the past decade.

Standouts like Dominique Barnes, Joe Wiggan, Thomas Kyle and Mike Perez have racked up the yardage, broken records and earned their share of accolades.

Could another running back be ready to add his name to the list?

Unfortunately, the Indians lost their most potent offensive weapon to graduation from a year ago. Last season, All-Area and All-CIF Southern Section standout running back Dominique Barnes broke records and powered the squad’s offense.

Barnes — the Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year — rushed for 2,001 yards in 231 carries (8.7 yards a carry) and had 29 touchdowns. He is the first Indian to break the 2,000-yard mark and his career total of 3,078 put him second on the all-time list behind Kyle (3,309). He also set a single-game rushing record (304 yards) and scored 174 points, breaking the single-season record.

Losing Barnes might give Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop reason to worry. However, he said the team has an outstanding running back this season in senior Dalton Williams (5 feet 11, 195 pounds). Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm