Sunday, September 26, 2010

Monterey School, 1950

Miss Haley, Grade 2, Monterey School, Burbank, California. Many of these students went on to Burbank High School and graduated with the class of 1960.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Burbank JV's win 22 - 7

On Thursday September 16, 2010 I was driving by Burbank High School and there was a football game going on. It was the Burbank High JV's playing against San Gabriel. I stopped and parked and watched the game. Below is some of the photos I took.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bulldogs survive, 44-36

Burbank Leader
Bulldogs survive, 44-36
FOOTBALL: Burbank forced to hold off pesky San Gabriel to earn nonleague victory on the road.

By Jeff Tully,
September 17, 2010

SAN GABRIEL — Totally dominating.
That's how the Burbank High football team looked in the first half against San Gabriel.
Totally overwhelmed.

That's the way the Bulldogs looked in the second half against the Matadors.
Burbank was able to jump out to an early 37-point lead Friday in its nonleague game on the road. It appeared as if the Bulldogs would be on the giving end of a monumental blowout, and San Gabriel looked powerless to stop the onslaught.

But Burbank began to self-destruct. However, despite a valiant comeback attempt by the Matadors in the second half, the Bulldogs were able to hold on to a 44-36 victory.
Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said he didn't think it was complacency that led to his team's struggles late against San Gabriel (0-3).

"No, I think it was just all the little mistakes that we were making," said Valencia, whose team committed four turnovers — all in the second half. "Those are the things that really killed us. But we were the ones that shot ourselves in the foot."

The Bulldogs (2-1), ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division, did receive a fine effort from senior running back Ulises Ochoa. Ochoa ran for 184 yards in 22 carries and had touchdowns of five, 22 and 12 yards. READ FULL STORY

Thursday, September 16, 2010

National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sep 17,2010

This Friday, September 17, 2010 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day in honor of all Prisnors of War and Missing In Action from all wars.

Let us not forget Major William David Moreland,USMC, a 1959 graduate of Burbank High School who is listed as Missing In Action in Vietnam since January 16, 1968. For his family the war in Vietnam is not over until he comes home.

Major William David Moreland, USMC

Monday, September 13, 2010

Burbank sunk by Chaminade

Burbank sunk by Chaminade

FOOTBALL: No. 1-ranked Bulldogs unable to win second game of the season, 37-6.
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Leader
September 10, 2010

WEST HILLS — It took less than 30 seconds for Burbank High quarterback Adam Colman to find Jose Rodriguez in stride for an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that was the lone bright spot on offense Friday night in a nonleague game against host Chaminade, which dominated both sides of the ball en route to a 37-6 victory.

The Eagles (1-0) — ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Western Division — brushed off the touchdown by the Bulldogs — No. 1 in the Southeast Division — with one of their own less than two minutes later, and had already put up 30 on the scoreboard before Colman and Rodriguez prevented the shutout.

"This was a big game for us, because that's a quality program over there," Chaminade Coach Ed Croson said. "The kids were really excited to play tonight."

The Eagles sure did look excited against the Bulldogs (1-1), but also proved they were ready, as they drove the ball downfield and got rushing touchdowns from Tru Jarvis on their first two drives of the game.

Jarvis was unkind to the Bulldogs' defense, running for 121 yards in 13 carries and three touchdowns —the last coming in the fourth quarter when the game was long out of reach.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Burbank vs Chaminade this Friday


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.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Burbank starts out right, 41-39

FOOTBALL: Bulldogs hold on to defeat Warren, 41-39, in nonleague season opener on the road.

DOWNEY — Burbank coaches will have to wait at least another week if they want to see what their defense is capable of.

Reason being there was not much defense played Friday night when the Bulldogs hit the road in a Zero Week nonleague opener against Warren.

Fortunately for the Bulldogs, the Bears' defense didn't play that well, as Burbank managed to get out of Justice Stadium with a 41-39 nonleague victory.

"We expected a close game," said Burbank Coach Hector Valencia, whose team is ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest preseason poll. "We knew they have a good team over there, especially with a good quarterback and running back."

Bears quarterback Sam Bettencourt and running back Jamill Magee ran up, down and sideways against the Bulldogs defense.

Magee did the most damage, totaling 180 yards in 18 carries, including four touchdown runs, the last one giving the Bears a 39-35 lead with 2:22 remaining in the contest.

As it played out throughout the game, however, Magee and the Bears' offense was let down by the team's defense, which committed two penalties on Burbank's ensuing drive that allowed them to take over on the Bears' 47 without completing a pass or running for positive yardage.
From there, Adam Colman completed four of seven passes, including the game-winning touchdown to Jose Rodriguez.

Colman and Rodriguez also hooked up in the third quarter on an eight-yard touchdown that gave the Bulldogs a 23-20 advantage. READ REST OF STORY HERE