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