Friday, September 23, 2011

Burbank Loses 32-21 against S. Torrance, Non League Game

TORRANCE — It appeared the Burbank High football team had a tough struggle awaiting it Friday evening in a nonleague game at host South Torrance.

The Spartans not only came into the contest ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Northwest Division, but the program is coming off a 2010 season in which it advanced to the division championship game.

The Bulldogs braced for a challenging fight in their final nonleague game of the season and were up for the task, keeping step with South Torrance and even holding a lead late in the fourth quarter. But the Spartans mounted a late 99-yard scoring drive and tacked on an additional touchdown in the waning moments to turn back the Burbank threat, 32-21.

"They are very well-coached team and they have talent," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said of the Spartans. "But we were able to stay right up with them, and if we don't make dumb mistakes late in that fourth quarter we could have won the game."

Burbank (1-2) looked to have grabbed control of the game in the second half, as quarterback Austin Mowatt plunged into the end zone on a two-yard keeper with 6:57 remaining in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 21-18 advantage. READ FULL STORY

Monday, September 19, 2011

BHS Senior Bulldog Luncheon

These are photos from the September Senior Bulldog Luncheon which is held the first Monday of the month at 11:00 at the Burbank Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way.

Cathy Coyle, BHS 67, Linda Mustion, BHS 67, Pam Kiekwood, BHS 64 were all winners of a stuffed teddy bear.

BHS Athletic Director Fred Cook and new BHS Principal Hani Yousself attended the Senior Bulldog Luncheon and spoke on current events at BHS.

Friday, September 16, 2011

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today is September 16, 2011, National POW/MIA Recognition Day in honor and memory of all American soldiers who died as Prisners of War or are listed as Missing in Action and their remains were never found. There are many Burbank High School grads that are listed as missing from World War II and one listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War. Let us never forget them! Keep them and their families in our prayers!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ready for some FOOTBALL!

Burbank defense does job in victory

Football: Bulldogs able to survive battle of the miscues against Warren in season-opener, 10-3

By Jeff Tully,
September 3, 2011

DOWNEY — There were plenty of questions surrounding the Burbank High football team heading into Friday's season-opening game.

With a new quarterback, a new defensive scheme and coordinator and a variety of starting players getting their first chance to shine, the Bulldogs went into their nonleague Zero Week contest against host Warren looking for some answers.

If the Bulldogs were able to come away with anything from Friday's game it was that they are resilient, as they overcame their share of mistakes to notch a 10-3 victory.

Both teams contributed to a game that was rife with penalties, miscues, fumbles and missed opportunities.

"Being the first game of the year, obviously you are going to have your share of mistakes," said Burbank Coach Hector Valencia, whose team beat the Bears last season as well, 41-39. "Having a team with a lot of young guys, sometimes it just takes some time to get in sync." READ FULL STORY