Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bounce-back win for Burbank

Football: Bulldogs come on in second half to earn 45-26 league victory against host Pasadena.

By Jeff Tully,
October 29, 2010, Burbank Leader

PASADENA — If ever the Burbank High football team needed a bounce-back game, it was Friday.

The Bulldogs were knocked from the ranks of the Pacific League's unbeaten — and knocked around on the field — last week against Arcadia, as the locals suffered a 28-point loss at home.
Burbank was hoping to get back on track, and looking to stay in the race for a league championship, with a game at host Pasadena.

The Bulldogs did just that.

Behind an offensive push in the second half and a defense that came up with some big stops, Burbank got back to winning with a 45-26 triumph.

"With what happened last week, it was crucial for us to come back and have a big game tonight," said Burbank Coach Hector Valencia, whose team shared the league title last season. "Our offense played very well and our defense was able to step up."

Burbank (6-2, 4-1 in league) held just a 24-20 lead at the half, thanks largely to the efforts of running back Ulisies Ochoa. The senior had 154 yards in the first half and ended the game with 211 yards in 27 carries for two touchdowns. READ FULL STORY

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bulldogs lose 48 - 20

Bulldogs knocked from the ranks of the league's unbeaten after 48-20 loss.

By Jeremy Curtis, Special to the Leader
October 22, 2010

MEMORIAL FIELD — Whether lack of execution or a lack of focus from the outset, things simply did not click as usual for the Burbank High football team Friday night.

A plethora of problems arrived at virtually all angles against visiting Arcadia. The Bulldogs' special teams broke down, they fumbled twice deep in their own territory and the offense limped on the injured leg of workhorse running back Ulisies Ochoa. The fiery Apaches took advantage of the lapses, rolling to a 48-20 drubbing.

"So many things could have been different," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "Obviously today we did not take care of business at all."

Arcadia (4-3, 3-1 in league) struck first when a host of Apaches rushed Burbank punter David Smith, blocking the attempt and sending the football rolling out of the back of the end zone for a safety. At the end of the first quarter, Burbank (5-2, 3-1) trailed, 2-0.

From there, Arcadia tacked on 21 unanswered points. Quarterback Myles Carr hooked up with AJ Rail on a 25-yard touchdown pass, Brian Ponce rushed for a one-yard score and Carr hit Sam Crabtree on a nine-yard touchdown toss. READ FULL STORY

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bulldogs beat Hoover, 56 - 0

Burbank Leader
Injury can't stop Burbank

FOOTBALL: Even without Ochoa, Bulldogs handle Hoover to claim league win, 56-0.
By Gabriel Rizk,
October 15, 2010

MEMORIAL FIELD — Despite being without an integral part of its offense on Thursday night, the Burbank High football team still showed why it's a strong contender to repeat as Pacific League champion.

And, when Hoover lost an even bigger catalyst of its own offense before halftime of a league game at Burroughs High's Memorial Field, so also went any chance of the Tornadoes getting back in the game.

Bulldogs quarterback Adam Colman passed for 203 yards and accounted for four total touchdowns in the absence of standout running back Ulisies Ochoa, who was injured in practice earlier in the week, as Burbank posted a 56-0 victory over a reeling Hoover squad that could ne
ver find an offensive rhythm.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BHS Frosh Wins 54-16

Two weeks ago the Burbank High School Frosh team played the Spartans at Burbank High School and the scorebord says it all with 46 seconds left in the 4th quarter the Bulldogs lead 54 to 16.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Burbank Creamed Glendale 56 - 8

The Burbank High School varsity football team creamed Glendale High School Thursday night at Glendale High School, 56 to 8. The Bulldogs are rated 2nd in the CIF and the only local team in the top 10.

Strong start lifts Burbank

Bulldogs build huge halftime lead and roll to Pacific League victory against Glendale, 56-8.

By Gabriel Rizk,
October 8, 2010

GLENDALE — The Burbank High football team started off Thursday night's Pacific game against Glendale with a rhythmic 60-yard touchdown drive, but it's what the Bulldogs did next that really set the tone for what would snowball into a 56-8 blowout at Moyse Field.

An onside kick — with less than three minutes elapsed in the first quarter — had the same effect on the Nitros that it did on just about everyone else in the stadium, utter surprise. It was recovered by the Bulldogs at the Nitros 49-yard line and four plays and 1:10 later Burbank led by two touchdowns.

"We were not gonna back up, we were just gonna go after them," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "From what I've seen in every game, [Glendale's] been playing every team great in the first half, so I'm thinking this team is legit and it's really good, so my thing was to just to be aggressive."

Glendale (0-5, 0-2 in league) was back on its heels from that point on and never regained its balance, as Burbank (4-1, 2-0), the No. 2 team in the CIF Southeast Division, had put the game away by the early stages of the second quarter and led, 56-0, at halftime. READ FULL STORY

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Burbank Beats Muir in a thriller

Another thrilling Bulldogs victory

Football: Burbank scores winning touchdown with 11.8 seconds to beat Muir, 22-19, in Pacific League opener.

By Jeff Tully,
October 2, 2010
PASADENA — When the Burbank High football team played against Muir last season, the teams took part in a thriller that the Bulldogs were finally able to win in two overtimes.
That win helped pave the way for the Bulldogs to share the league championship in 2009.
When the Pacific League foes met Friday in the Pacific League opener for both teams, the Bulldogs were bracing for another dog fight.

And that's just what they got in a contest at Muir.

After the Mustangs took the lead late in the third quarter, the Bulldogs embarked on a drive with the game on the line. Luckily for the locals, the drive culminated with quarterback Adam Colman stretching across the goal line with 11.8 seconds left to lift Burbank to a 22-19 victory.
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