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Burbank and Burroughs Announce Homecoming Courts

Just before the BIG GAME last Friday, the Homecoming Courts were announced to the sold-out stadium.

Burbank High

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Representing the Burbank Senior Class, this year’s 2015 Homecoming Queen: Joy Abi-Samra and King: Jacob Bettis

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Representing the Burbank Freshman Class are: Princess Linsey Gagliardi and Prince Sol Dehnert

Representing the Burbank Sophomore Class are: Princess Lauren Ryan and Prince Ezra Hernandez

Representing the Burbank Junior Class are: Princess Amanda Camacho and Prince Nick Warren

Representing the Burbank Senior Class are: Princess Genevieve Van Dam and Prince Angelo Boccuzzi

Representing the Burbank Senior Class are: Princess Cassandra Ghogas and Prince Elie Hanno


Burroughs High

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Representing John Burroughs High School 2014 past King and Queen

are: King Max Chamberlain and Queen Sophie Chamberlain

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)


From Burroughs Senior Class are: Princess Brenda Loera and Prince Jaret Wrobel


From Burroughs Senior Class are: Princess Christina Kim and Prince Dante Thorn


From Burroughs Senior Class are: Princess Skylar Garrison and Prince Nick Tipton


From Burroughs Senior Class are: Princess Megan Van Item and Prince Mitchel Fernando




Burbank / Burroughs Alums Get Together Before Big Game

The Burbank Burroughs Alumni Assn. scored a touchdown with its third annual Tailgate Event prior to the Burbank Burroughs Homecoming Game Friday night.

(Photo By Ivan Galan)

(Photo By Ivan Galan)

Special guests attending the party were former football players Paul Cameron from Burbank High and Don Foster from Burroughs, who played against each other in the very first crosstown competition in 1949.

Booster club officials said that Burbank didn’t even have a suitable football field back in the day, so they had to play in Glendale. Both athletes went on to play at UCLA.

Burbank High’s first Homecoming Queen Mary Rupert also stopped by.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The alumni association also plans such events as quarterly mixers to honor past educators and the annual all-year reunion each September at the Castaway. Its a social group as well as philanthropic because proceeds all go to graduating seniors at both high schools so they can continue their education.

The numbers doubled from 50 to more than 100 guests attending this year’s Tailgate Event held in the school district parking lot prior to the crosstown rival football game at Memorial Field, said association President Joanne Lento Miller.

“We were honored to have so many Burbank Unified School District officials attend,” Miller said.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Superintendent of Schools Matt Hill brought his family. School Board representatives attending were President Charlene Tabet, Vice President Larry Applebaum, Clerk Steve Ferguson, member Armond Aghakhanian and member Roberta Reynolds. Other school officials attending were Tom Kissinger, Sharon Cuseo, Anita Schackman and John Paramo.

Special guests included Burbank High School Principal Mike Bertram as well as former school board member and former Burbank High football coach Dave Kemp.

Before the coin toss, the alumni association and guests walked to Memorial Field to view the game — some sitting in the designated alumni section.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Miller thanked her committee for putting on the special event. They are district liaison Emilio Urioste, Roberta Reynolds, Kathy Lawrence, Kathie Brown, Kimberley Clark, Gil Tobon, Connie Barron Trimble and Steve Ferguson.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be added to the scholarship fund benefiting high school seniors at graduation.

“BIG GAME”: 67 Meetings – Burroughs Leads Burbank, 42-25

Burbank vs. Burroughs: a one-of-a-kind rivalry since 1949

Burbank vs. Burroughs: a one-of-a-kind cross-town rivalry since 1949

By Dick Dornan
myBurbank Sports Emeritus


67 Meetings

1949 – 2015

Burroughs leads Burbank, 42-25

1949 – Burbank 12, Burroughs 7.  The “Big Game” made its debut in 1949. Former junior high and first year high school, John Burroughs, made what was supposed to be an easy Burbank victory a hard fought battle. The stronger Bulldog team prevailed, however, paced by Pete LiPera who later became head coach at Burbank, and Paul Cameron, who later starred at UCLA.

1950 – Burroughs 6, Burbank 0.  Burroughs avenged the previous year’s loss on a rain drenched field as Louie Elias went 41 yards through “Lake Memorial” for the only score of the game. He later recalled that the rivalry was already intense even though it was only two years old.

1951 – Burbank 28, Burroughs 12. Having already won the Foothill League Championship, the Bulldogs could have let down and been upset; but showing true championship caliber, overpowered the Indians.

1952 – Burbank 33, Burroughs 0.  The Bulldogs were led by Bob McCalmont and shut out the Indians for their second straight series win.

1953 – Burroughs 7, Burbank 0.  Paced by a 44 yard touchdown run by Maurice Elias, brother of Louie, Burroughs returned the previous year’s favor, scoring their second series shutout.

1954- Burroughs 49, Burbank 0.  Again paced by Maurice Elias, who set a then single game school record of 162 yards rushing, the Indians recorded their second straight and third overall series shutout. This stands as the most one-sided victory in the series.

1955 – Burbank 20, Burroughs 14.  On their way to a probable playoff berth, the Indians overlooked the Bulldogs and were knocked out of the playoffs. Steve Searock and Bill Reed led the Bulldogs who were under the guidance of rookie coach Ham Lloyd, whose squad included John Lockwood who later became head coach at Burbank.

1956 – Burbank 18, Burroughs 0.  The Bulldogs scored their second shutout of the series in a battle for the Foothill League title (first time in the series). Played before an estimated crowd of 11,000 people, the Bulldogs were quarterbacked by Bob Alfred and paced by Fred Tunnicliffe, whose nephew, Tom, would later start at both schools, winning CIF Player of the Year as a senior at Burroughs.

1957 – Burroughs 28, Burbank 19.  In another rookie coaching victory, Leon Shortenhaus guided the Indians, led by Bob Hand, to the victory. Playing for Burroughs was Pete Lubisich, who would later go on to play at USC.

1958 – Burbank 32, Burroughs 0.  Posting their third series shutout the Bulldogs were led by the three touchdown performance of Tom Pulford. Tom, whose son, Darrin, also played for the Bulldogs, is one of the many players to have relatives also compete in the series.

1959 – Burroughs 19, Burbank 0.  Trading shutouts again, the Indians scored their fourth win with an assist from Burbank, who was forced to use many J.V. players after having 19 of the varsity members declared ineligible for the game for “egging” the mural over the Burroughs Auditorium. Conde Lick and Brent Vance led the Indians with a TD each.

1960 – Burroughs 19, Burbank 7.  Indian coach Leon Shortenhaus closed out his coaching career at Burroughs with a 3-1 record in the “Big Game”, beginning and ending with a victory.

1961 – Burbank 25, Burroughs 13.  In the fourth of his 22 seasons as a coach at Burroughs, and first as Head Coach, Bob Dunivant watched his Indians and the Bulldogs battle to a 7-7 tie into the third quarter, only to see the Tribe fumble three times in the second half, helping Burbank to the victory.

1962 – Burbank 34, Burroughs 0.  Also beginning and ending his coaching career with a victory, Ham Lloyd posted a 5-3 “Big Game” record with this win in his final game. Phil Culotta scored three touchdowns to pace the Bulldogs to their fourth series shutout and came up just points short of the CIF scoring championship, losing to Steve Grady of Loyola who scored five touchdowns the same evening.

1963 – Burbank 14, Burroughs 7.  Burroughs finally ended a string of seven straight shutout losses since the second game of the season but were unable to contain the Bulldogs’ Gerry Altman, whose 100 yards helped Burbank to its third straight series win.

1964 – Burroughs 27, Burbank 7.  The Bulldogs’ Tom Paggi set a school record with a 74 yard run from scrimmage for one of his two touchdowns on the night but Burroughs snapped a three game losing streak to Burbank.

1965 – Burroughs 19, Burbank 0.  The Indians notched their fifth series shutout.  Bob McCorkle, who passed or ran for a then school record 17 touchdowns on the year, hit Mike Erickson for one touchdown and while playing defense, picked off a Bulldog aerial and returned it 78 yards (also a school record) for another score.

1966 – Burroughs 19, Burbank 0.  Posting its sixth series and fourth season shutout, Burroughs coasted to its favorite score in the rivalry (the Indians have won three 19-0 “Big Games”), and third consecutive series victory.

1967 – Burbank 20, Burroughs 19.  Undefeated going into the game, the Indians again scored 19 points. Burbank, however, on the 173 yard passing of Dale Cirscione and the 85 yard fumble recovery of Randy Ivie for a touchdown, scored 20 for one of the biggest upsets in the series. The win prevented Burroughs from going ahead, for the first time, in the rivalry.

1968 – Burbank 20, Burroughs 13.  The Bulldogs again scored 20 points, led by Bill Johnson who scored all three touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards.

1969 – Burbank 44, Burroughs 8.  Dan Flavin passed for four touchdowns and John Minor rushed for 91 yards for the Bulldogs. The game was so dominated by Burbank that the only Indian score came on a 95 yard kickoff return by Jess Talamantes which remained a school record until 1978. Burbank again won three in a row versus Burroughs.

1970 – Burroughs 15, Burbank 12.  In a well played game, Bulldog star John Minor scored both touchdowns and rushed for 152 yards, only to see his heavily favored team lose to a fired up Indian squad. Burroughs was led by QB Tim Molina who passed for 113 yards and threw two touchdowns to Bruce Wallace. Jess Talamantes rushed for 111 yards.

1971 – Burroughs 17, Burbank 13.  Jeff Budrick and John Funk scored the two Indian touchdowns. Quarterback Tom Lawson completed 19 passes, 10 to Scott Nelson for 117 yards, all of which were single game Indian records at the time. Bob Mendoza booted a 29 yard field goal to seal the victory.

1972 – Burbank 14, Burroughs 0.  Burbank notched their fifth shutout in the series as quarterback Leo Orange and Kenny Walker scored the two Bulldog touchdowns. The game was played for the Foothill League title, and with the victory, Burbank knocked the Indians out of a playoff berth.  Jim Galbraith caught seven passes in a fine effort for the Indians, who went on to shut out Burbank the next three games. The Bulldogs won their fourth league title and would not win another one for the next 37 years (2009).

1973 – Burroughs 6, Burbank 0.  Burroughs tied Crescenta Valley for the league title with their seventh series shutout and went into the CIF Playoffs for only the second time in school history.  Jerry Howell scored the games only touchdown played in pouring rain at “Lake Memorial”.  Indians’ quarterback Curtis Ilhe and wide receiver Randy Simmrin were the inspirational leaders on the team. Simmrin later starred for USC and played for Buffalo and Tampa Bay in the NFL.

1974 – Burroughs 36, Burbank 0.  A boisterous crowd of 12,000 fans came to Memorial Field to witness Burroughs dominate the helpless Bulldogs. Burbank could have tied the Indians for first place in the Foothill League with a win, but were dominated as Burroughs recorded their second consecutive and eighth series shutout, holding the Bulldogs to 36 total yards. All-CIF quarterback Tom Miller passed for three touchdowns and 179 yards, mostly to wide receivers Bob Frishette, Hans Anderson and Kirk Morales. Tony De Felicis, Joe Mersola, Mike McDonald and Ron Wollard all contributed in the convincing win. The Indians went on to post an 11-1 record, tied with the 1979 team for the best record ever, and advanced to the CIF Quarterfinals.

1975 – Burroughs 40, Burbank 0.  Burroughs took the series lead for the first time ever, 14-13, with their ninth series shutout and third consecutive over Burbank. The game also marked Bulldog coach Pete LiPera’s last contest. The rout was highlighted by All-CIF linebacker Mike McDonald, who later played at USC and for the Rams, returning an interception for 67 yards as the Indians finished their first regular season under Craig Bell at 8-1.

1976 – Burbank 17, Burroughs 14.  Burbank avoided a fourth consecutive Burroughs win by upsetting the Indians on a 41-yard field goal by George Florez on the last play of the game. The kick was set up by an interception with 17 seconds left by Rich Good who ran it back 46 yards to the 24-yard line. This was Good’s second pick of the night, both of which set up two Burbank scores for the game. Al Penaranda and George Williams, both of whom had brothers who later played for Burroughs, scored the two Indian touchdowns, while the Bulldogs were paced by Denny Caira.

1977 – Burroughs 40, Burbank 10.  Burbank surprised everyone by taking a 10-7 lead into the locker room at halftime but the Indians roared back in the second half with a fine passing performance by quarterback Dean Townsend.  Mike Pate intercepted a pass for the Indians for a touchdown. George Williams, Lupe Yanez and Reuben Torres also scored for the Indians. The defense was sparked by the play of linebacker Jeff Fitzgerald. The game marked the return of Bob Dunivant as head coach of Burroughs.

1978 – Burroughs 28, Burbank 16.  Burbank, led by Tom Tunnicliffe who passed for 182 yards, again came out on the short end of the score. Lincoln Simonds scored three Indian touchdowns and the defense, led by Nick Manocchia, held the Bulldogs to six yards rushing and sacked Tunnicliffe seven times for a loss of 67 yards.

1979 – Burroughs 33, Burbank 12.  In a unique twist of events, Burroughs, now quarterbacked by Tom Tunnicliffe, who transferred from Burbank, the Indians went into the game rated the number one team in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Southern California, the State and the Nation. The Bulldogs put up a strong fight, scoring 12 points against a team that had badly beaten the previous #1 team, St. Paul, 27-12, and allowed only one touchdown to four previous Foothill League opponents, outscoring them 152-7. The Indians were paced by the 191 yards rushing of Edgar Penaranda and Tunnicliffe’s 123 yards passing while the defense held Burbank to 90 total yards.  Burroughs finished the season 11-1 (tied with the 1974 team for the best record ever) and advanced to the CIF Quarterfinals.  Head Coach Bob Dunivant would later step aside from his coaching duties.

1980 – Burroughs 25, Burbank 17.  Taking a four game lead with their fourth consecutive win in the “Big Game” series, a first for either school, the Indians also knocked the Bulldogs out of a playoff berth while recording their fourth consecutive Foothill League Title, also unprecedented in the history of the league. Led by the rushing of Edgar Penaranda and Rick Williams, plus the passing of Gary English, the Indians managed to hold off a stubborn Burbank team, led by the rushing of Eric Burcham. The Indians went on to the CIF Semifinals.

1981 – Burroughs 44, Burbank 21.  Burroughs jumped out to a 30-7 halftime lead on the passing and rushing of quarterback Rich Strasser (34 and 87 yard touchdown completions) and the rushing of Paul Kibala and Joe D’Alessio. The Indians would advance to their first-ever CIF Finals and finish as runner-ups while winning their fifth consecutive league title.

1982 – Burroughs 42, Burbank 6.  Burbank took to an early lead, going 55 yards on 11 plays to take a 6-0 advantage midway through the first quarter. The Indians, behind the rushing of Bret Mersola, Jeff Markland and Eli Montemayor, finally got on track and cruised to a rather easy victory. It was Burroughs’ sixth consecutive win over Burbank.

1983 – Burbank 24, Burroughs 21.  In one of the more exciting games of the series, the Bulldogs opened the scoring with a one yard run by Derek Trabilcy.  The lead changed hands several times in the game until late in the fourth quarter when Burroughs tied the score on a 61 yard pass from Sean Spring to Bret Mersola. Burbank, led by QB Gary Lotka, took their last possession of the game and marched down the field to the Indian 10, and lined up for a field goal with less than 10 seconds on the clock. The first Bulldog attempt was deflected and went wide, but the Indians were called for defensive holding on the play. After the penalty was assessed, Alfredo Velasco nailed his second attempt from 21 yards out with no time showing on the clock for a dramatic, upset victory for the Bulldogs. The win snapped the six “Big Game” winning streak of the Indians.

1984 – Burbank 28, Burroughs 0.  Quarterback Gary Lotka threw for 315 yards and four touchdowns on 18 of 23 passing and led the Bulldogs to their second consecutive victory in the series and their first playoff berth since 1977.  It is Burbank’s first shutout of the Indians since 1972 and sixth in the series. Lotka’s efforts cement his name in “Big Game” lore and he went on to win the Most Valuable Player of the Foothill League.

1985 – Burbank 14, Burroughs 10.  For the first time since 1967-69, the Bulldogs win their third straight “Big Game” behind the leadership of quarterback Sal Velasco.  Burbank overcame a 10-7 deficit as Velasco hit wide receiver Robert Jarrin with what proved to be the game winning pass on the first possession of the second half. The Bulldogs marched 69 yards in seven plays and the defense shut out the Indians the rest of the way.

1986 – Burroughs 33, Burbank 26.  In his return to the sideline for the first time since he left coaching in 1979, Bob Dunivant led the Indians to victory and snapped the three-game winning streak of the Bulldogs in the rivalry.  After trailing 14-12 at the half, the Indians took the lead at 19-14 entering the fourth. The Indians’ Danny Cusumano scored from two yards out to make it 26-14. Quarterback Jeff Barrett led the Indians with 177 yards and two touchdowns.

1987 – Burroughs 41, Burbank 0.  Quarterback Jeff Barrett shined on offense as he completed 11 of 16 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns. He even rushed for two more touchdowns.  Burbank’s Gabe Jimenez ran for 118 yards on 24 carries and was the lone bright spot for the Bulldogs. Burroughs won their tenth series shutout and first vs. the Bulldogs since 1975. The Indians would eventually reach the CIF Finals and finish as runner-ups as they did in 1981.

1988 – Burroughs 31, Burbank 15.  The magic of former head coach Bob Dunivant was evident again as he helped head coach Butch McElwee lead the Indians to victory.  Having the headsets on again for only the third time in the season, Dunivant surprised Burbank by calling a reverse, flea-flicker for a 65 yard completion early in the game to spark the victory.

1989 – Burroughs 23, Burbank 19.  The Indians were led by a trio of running backs in the win.  Andre Banks rushed for 33 yards in 12 carries, Lionel Portugal ran for 31 yards on eight carries and Danny Suarez added 33 yards in eight carries as Burroughs defeated Burbank yet again.

1990 – Burroughs 20, Burbank 7.  Sean McDermott rushed for 183 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown as the Indians defeated the Bulldogs for the fifth consecutive year.  Ben Goldwasser added a touchdown and Eddie Gavilan had an interception for Burroughs.

1991 – Burbank 14, Burroughs 12.  The Brenes brothers led the Bulldogs to victory and halted the Indians winning streak in the series at five games. Steve carried 19 times for 123 yards and Frank scored both Burbank touchdowns en route to 72 yards on 14 attempts.  DB Mike Lyneis made a diving interception of a Marco Esquivel pass at the Bulldog 15 to clinch the win.

1992 – Burbank 21, Burroughs 17.  Down 17-14, Bulldog quarterback Brian Casey completed a 30 yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Kendricks Lewis with 53 seconds left to give Burbank the four point victory. Bulldog running back Hector Valencia, who later would become head coach at Burbank, scored on a 56 yard run up the left sideline to put Burbank up 7-3 late in the first quarter.  Burbank increased their lead to 14-3 only to see the Indians come back and take the lead. Burbank wouldn’t be denied as they took their second straight “Big Game”.

1993 – Burroughs 31, Burbank 6.  After finishing 0-10 a year ago, the Indians completed their turn around with a decisive win that sent them to the playoffs for the first time since 1989. Eddie Melgar rushed for 115 yards and scored three touchdowns as Indian head coach Gary Bernardi earned his first win in the “Big Game” and snapped the brief two game winning streak for Burbank in the series. This win began a run of 10 consecutive victories for Burroughs over their hated rivals.

1994 – Burroughs 17, Burbank 13.  The Indians scored the winning touchdown on a four yard pass from Mike Barrett to Tony Listro with 7:05 left in the game. Carlos Moreno ran for 134 yards on 28 carries as Burroughs stormed back from a 13-3 halftime deficit. Burbank’s Carlos Baker rushed for 121 yards on 21 carries.

1995 – Burroughs 21, Burbank 0.  In a game that will be remembered for ending early due to a brawl with 3:21 left, Indians quarterback J.K. Scott led the way completing 9 of 15 passes for 166 yards. Wide receiver Glenn Adriatico caught three passes for 69 yards, including a 23 yard pass from Scott that gave Burroughs their final touchdown.  Burbank was last shut out in the “Big Game” in 1987 and it marked Burroughs’ eleventh series shutout. The Indians defeated the Bulldogs for the third straight time.

1996 – Burroughs 35, Burbank 6.  Quarterback J.K. Scott completed 16 of 29 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns as the offense continued to put up big numbers and the defense was led by Danny Kang who had two interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble. Scott would later take his talents to the University of Washington.

1997 – Burroughs 29, Burbank 14.  Glenn Adriatico finished his illustrious prep career catching an 89 yard TD pass from quarterback Chris Santoyo and added an 11 yard TD run too as Burroughs won their fifth straight in the series. Adriatico completed his career with 199 receptions for 3,069 yards. The Indians jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in Bulldogs alum Keith Knoop’s first “Big Game” as head coach for Burroughs.

1998 – Burroughs 26, Burbank 21.  In the 50th meeting of the “Big Game”, wide receiver Kyle Cremarosa caught eight passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Indians to victory. Burroughs quarterback Joe Kroells completed 11 of 20 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Indians took an 18-7 halftime lead and held off Burbank. Alan Gutierrez led the Bulldogs with 161 yards on 32 carries.

1999 – Burroughs 35, Burbank 14.  The Indians won their seventh consecutive game (longest in the series) over the Bulldogs by overpowering them from the very start.  Jonathan Overturf scored on an 83 yard trick play on the first play from scrimmage in the game. Randy Beckmann and Michael Perez added a touchdown apiece and Spencer Steward caught a TD pass from Joe Kroells as Burroughs rolled to victory. The game marked the 1000th point ever scored by the Indians against the Bulldogs in their storied rivalry.

2000 – Burroughs 54, Burbank 36.  The Indians’ Mike Perez rushed for 214 yards on 31 carries including a 57 yard TD run with less than a minute to play. Teammate Lonn Salmon threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 6 of 10 passing. Burroughs’ 54 points set a record for most points scored by one team in the “Big Game” and the 90 points combined was also a record.

2001 – Burroughs 38, Burbank 21.  Mike Perez rushed for 84 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns and Gabriel Moise Jr. picked up a fumble and rumbled 88 yards down the field for the clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter. Trailing 26-21, Burbank was driving deep into Indian territory only to have the turnover. Moise’s score made it 32-21 and it ended any hope of a Bulldog win. Perez reached the 1,000 yard mark for the second consecutive season. He also had an 80 yard touchdown reception in the game.

2002 – Burroughs 43, Burbank 31.  The Indians had a commanding 30-7 lead early in the third quarter behind the play of quarterback David Brooks, who rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns. However, Bulldog signal caller Mike McDonald, son of former Burroughs star Mike McDonald Sr., rallied his team to within 37-31 with 3:51 to play on a TD pass to Rico Clark. Burbank was on the drive again looking for the win when Burroughs’ Darrel Ditri intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards for a score with 24 seconds to play to cap the win. This marked the tenth consecutive win in the series for Burroughs and the longest such streak in the “Big Game”.

2003 – Burbank 24, Burroughs 18.  Finally! The Bulldogs snapped the 10 game “Big Game” winning streak of Burroughs as Mike McDonald finished 14 of 28 for 203 yards and three touchdowns. McDonald connected with Jesse Ayers on an 11 yard TD pass with 3:28 to play which turned out to be the decisive score.

2004 – Burbank 26, Burroughs 12.  Jason Barbic did it all for Burbank in their second consecutive “Big Game” win over the Indians.  Barbic rushed for 50 yards in six carries and a TD, caught two passes for 108 yards and threw a 13 yard touchdown pass.  Mike McDonald finished his “Big Game” career completing 7 of 11 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown.

2005 – Burroughs 35, Burbank 28.  As Mike Perez did back in 2000, the Indians’ Thomas Kyle put his team on his back and rushed for 249 yards on 32 carries and a pair of touchdowns, including a 62 yarder that put Burroughs ahead 26-14 early in the third quarter. Burbank’s Robert Linda completed 16 of 36 passes for 283 yards and a score. The Indians regained control of the series after Burbank had won back to back contests the previous two years.

2006 – Burroughs 24, Burbank 6.  First Mike Perez, then Thomas Kyle.  Now Joe Wiggan. He did it all in a convincing manner as he rushed for 288 yards on 47 carries and scored two touchdowns.  Wiggan rushed for 178 yards in the second half alone.  The Indians scored 24 unanswered points to defeat the Bulldogs who could have shared the league title with a win. Led by head coach Keith Knoop, Burroughs finished the regular season with a 9-1 mark and 7-0 in Pacific League play, its first league title since 1981.

2007 – Burroughs 30, Burbank 20.  The Indians rallied from a 13-0 first quarter deficit and scored the game’s next 23 points to lead 23-13 late in the third quarter. After a Bulldog touchdown with 4:39 left in the game trimmed the Burroughs lead to 23-20, Indians’ tailback Dominique Barnes scored on a 27 yard run to seal the victory. Barnes finished with 149 yards in 16 carries as Burroughs won their third straight in the series.

2008 – Burroughs 58, Burbank 22.  Following in the legendary footsteps of Indians’ Mike Perez, Thomas Kyle and Joe Wiggan, Dominique Barnes put on a performance of a lifetime in the 60threndition of the “Big Game”. Barnes rushed for 304 yards, a school record, on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the Indians to the dominating win. The 58 points scored by Burroughs set a “Big Game” scoring record for one team. Barnes scored on touchdowns runs of seven, 20, 48, 85 and nine yards. In the process, Barnes set the school record for most points scored in a season by a player. The Indians won their fourth straight in the series. On a historic note, Burbank made the CIF playoffs and won their first playoff game since 1927, a stretch that lasted 81 years. 1927 also marked the year when Burbank won its first league title.

2009 – Burbank 28, Burroughs 21. The Bulldogs snapped a four game losing streak vs. Burroughs and in the process won their first league title in 37 years! (1972 the last) Before 8,800 fans, these two teams clashed in a thrilling contest. It marked the first time in the 61 year history of competing against each other that both teams finished as co-champions together (each team finished with identical 6-1 records in the Pacific League. For Burbank, it was their fifth league title. Burroughs won their tenth league title the previous week). After Dalton Williams gave the Indians a 21-20 lead on a 79-yard touchdown dash down the Burroughs’ sideline late in the third quarter, Burbank’s Ulises Ochoa scored on a one yard touchdown run with 5:36 remaining in the game to give the Bulldogs a 28-21 advantage that they would not relinquish. Williams led Burroughs with 203 yards rushing while Ochoa ran for 127. Burbank quarterback Adam Colman completed 14 of 23 passes for 174 yards and teammate Jackson Diamond caught 10 passes for 111 yards and was rewarded with the game ball by first-year head coach and Bulldog alum, Hector Valencia. Burbank finished its season with a school-record tying nine wins (9-3) and advanced to the CIF quarterfinals for a second consecutive season.

2010 – Burroughs 38, Burbank 35In front of a boisterous crowd of 9,000 die-hard Indian and Bulldog fans, Burroughs mounted the greatest comeback in “Big Game” history and defeated arch-rival Burbank, 38-35, on a last-second field goal to win a share of the Pacific League title for the second consecutive season. Amidst an electric atmosphere that only this rivalry could produce, the Indians rallied from a dire 28-0 deficit early in the second quarter and stunned Burbank when junior Cristobal Escobar kicked a 20 yard field goal as time expired to cap off one of the greatest games in “Big Game” annals. Trailing 35-21 early in the fourth quarter, the Indians scored back to back touchdowns to tie the game. After forcing Burbank to punt with 1:15 to play, Burroughs quarterback Lucas Yanez completed three passes to set up Escobar’s game winning field goal. Burroughs fans rushed the field to celebrate as all of us bore witness to the last “Big Game” to be played at venerable Memorial Stadium. Yanez completed 14 of 26 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 63 yards while his twin brother Tyler Yanez caught eight passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Burbank’s Ulises Ochoa finished with game-highs of 188 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns (two rushing, one interception). Burroughs would go on to defeat El Rancho in the first round of the CIF playoffs and advance to the quarterfinals, their first postseason win since 1987.

2011 – Burroughs 34, Burbank 7. In the first-ever “Big Game” played outside the city limits, John Burroughs won their third consecutive Pacific League title with a 34-7 victory over Burbank. Due to the ongoing renovation of Memorial Stadium, the 63rd “Big Game” was played at Arcadia High School.  More than 5,000 fans traveled to the game to witness a rushing performance like none other in “Big Game” lore. Indians’ star tailback Zander Anding broke the single-game “Big Game” rushing record with 349 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns. Anding’s 73-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Burroughs a 14-7 halftime lead. His 46-yard TD late in the fourth quarter cemented the win and gave the Indians back to back city bragging rights over the rival Bulldogs. It was Anding’s fifth 300 yard-plus effort of the season. He finished the regular season with 2,453 yards rushing which is not only the best single-season mark in the school’s history, but the best single-season mark in Pacific League history as well. He also has scored 25 rushing touchdowns and 29 touchdowns overall heading into the CIF playoffs. Burroughs claimed their fourth league title in the last six years (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011), their twelfth in their storied history and have won three consecutive league titles for the first time since 1977-1981 when they won five straight championships.

2012 – Burbank 37, Burroughs 14. After a year hiatus away from the city of Burbank, the 64th “Big Game” returned to venerable Memorial Stadium which received a facelift in 2011. Before 8,000 die-hard football fans, Burbank won the cross-town matchup with a dominating 37-14 effort for its first win in the series since 2009. It was Burbank’s largest margin of victory against Burroughs since a 28-0 shutout of the Indians in 1984. The Indians avoided what would have been their worst defeat in the history of the Big Game. Burbank pounded Burroughs 44-8 back in 1969. The Bulldogs outgained the Indians, 288 to 148. Burbank held the Burroughs ground game to 75 yards on 24 carries. In contrast, the Bulldogs rushed for 246 yards while controlling the line of scrimmage throughout the night. Sophomore James Williams rushed for 149 yards on 14 carries; including an 89-yard touchdown burst on Burbank’s first play of the second half that gave the Bulldogs a commanding 30-0 lead.

2013 – Burbank 47, Burroughs 21. Before a raucous capacity crowd at Memorial Field, Burbank won its second consecutive game against rival Burroughs, 47-21, in the 65th renewal of the “Big Game.” The Bulldogs had not beaten the Indians in back-to-back years since the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The victory marked the third win in the rivalry over the last five years for Burbank, its best stretch in the cross-town duel since winning three straight from 1983 through 1985. Meanwhile, the 26-point loss marked the worst defeat by Burroughs at the hands of Burbank since suffering a 28-0 loss to Burbank in 1984. It was the most points scored ever by Burbank against Burroughs in the 65-year history of the BIG GAME. The 47 points eclipsed the previous high set in 1969 in which Burbank won, 44-8. The one-two punch of James Williams (173 yards on 23 carries) and Joseph Pendleton (132 yards on 14 carries) was too much to handle for Burroughs as the two talented running backs sliced and diced their way to the tune of 305 combined rushing yards and six touchdowns. Leading 17-14 at halftime, the Bulldogs outscored the Indians, 30-0, in the third quarter en route to the easy victory. Burbank advanced to the CIF semifinals for the second time in its history and won a school-record 10 games on the season.

2014 – Burbank 16, Burroughs 10. For the third consecutive game, the Bulldogs were victorious against their cross-town rivals. The last time that happened was 1983, 1984 and 1985. Burbank has never defeated Burroughs four straight times in the 66 year history of this phenomenal rivalry. Burbank quarterback Ryan Meredith completed 16 of 24 passes for 158 yards including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Nick Warren that proved to be the game winner late in the third quarter. Leading 9-7, Burbank’s Kyle Alvarez recovered an Indians fumble and one play later Meredith found Warren on a screen pass that resulted in a touchdown with 23 seconds to play in the third period. Burroughs committed five turnovers to aid the Bulldogs’ effort as BHS clinched third place in the Pacific League and an automatic playoff entry. The loss knocked JBHS from earning a postseason berth.

2015 – Burroughs 47 Burbank 21




FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Burbank High School Pumpkin

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A strange high school tradition has been noted in vintage pictures of Burbank High School.

It seems every year in October a rather large pumpkin was placed at the crown of the roof over the main entrance to the school. No one has been able to give us and explanation if it was a ritual or a decoration only or possibly a yearly student prank.

But the fact that pictures in old yearbooks and other professional photos show the Pumpkin up there and then later it is gone, causes us to wonder.

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“Carroll’s Corral” Kicks Off Burbank’s VMA Year

Burbank High School choirs are off to a rousing start.

Students of the Vocal Music Assn. dressed in jeans, bandanas, plaid shirts and cowboy hats for the third annual “Carroll’s Corral” inside the school’s lunch shelter on Sept. 19. The title is a play on words, using choir director Brett Carroll’s last name and Corral instead of chorale.

 Morna Consoli sings with a group during Burbank High School's "Carroll's Corral" (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

Morna Consoli sings with a group during Burbank High School’s “Carroll’s Corral” (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

Familiar Western favorites were performed including the title song from the musical “Oklahoma” and “Buttons and Bows”, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the film “The Paleface” starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell. Between performances, students went to their assigned tables and served up meat or vegetarian chili, cornbread, green salad and lemonade to family and friends. Parents of the Vocal Music Assn. Booster Club cooked up the meal.

The event is the stepping stone for the rest of the year, said Randy Sage, assistant choir director and a choreographer.

“This show trains them for what’s ahead,” he said. To prepare “We did a lot of basic fundamentals vocally — things like breath support [efficient use of a singer’s stream of breath], and placement of the sound [a vocal term referring to resonance]. It’s always a great first fundraiser for us and it’s fun. It gets them out there in front of an audience performing, which is really hard, especially for the young kids.”

Student groups performing were In Sync advanced mixed choir, Out of the Blue intermediate mixed choir, Impressions advanced women’s choir, Sound Dogs men’s choir, and the a cappella groups — the Sirens women’s choir and the Gentlemen’s Octet.

Members range from ninth to 12th grades in the vocal groups.

 Emma Shannon pushes the Frickles or fried pickles in a commercial break from the show (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

Emma Shannon pushes the Frickles or fried pickles in a commercial break from the show (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

A lot of the students gain a strong foundation in the show choir programs at the middle schools, he said.

While students will be singing with their groups throughout the year, this first show allows them to sing alongside the more experienced students in the other choirs. The older students serve as mentors and inspire the younger students to aspire to that next level.

Carroll is hoping the students work hard but enjoy it.

“My hopes for the year are that the kids learn and grow along the way like they always do and they have a good time while they are doing it. We want to keep the level of what we are doing at the highest standards so the kids get the best experience possible.”

Four parents won the chance to have choirs sing at events of their choice during the live auction conducted by longtime supporter Shawn Stevens, whose four children went through the program.

Amy Kamm, the PTA Council president, will have the Sirens perform at the Honorary Service Awards dinner in April. Her daughter, Ava, a junior, has been in the program since her freshman year and started singing in choir at Miller Elementary and Muir Middle schools.

“Carroll’s Corral is always a fun event and a great way to kickoff the choir season,” she said.

Willard Woods will have the Sirens perform at his office holiday party for the Writers Guild Pension and Health Fund.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the kids to perform and for the parents, family members and friends to support,” he said. “Mr. Carroll is a wonderful role model for the students and the program produces competitive choirs that are among the top in the country.”

 Entertaining family and friends are, from left, John Briones, Jonathan Zepeda, Logan Shea, Ryan Austin and Aram Krakirian during the Burbank High School Vocal Music Assn. fundraiser (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

Entertaining family and friends are, from left, John Briones, Jonathan Zepeda, Logan Shea, Ryan Austin and Aram Krakirian during the Burbank High School Vocal Music Assn. fundraiser (Photo By Joyce Rudolph)

Bidding the highest to have the Gentleman’s Octet perform at their special events were Peter Miller and Shawn Austin.

Funds raised go to the program, which has an annual budget of $400,000. Expenses include bus transportation to competitions, choreographers, costumes and scholarships for students whose family can’t afford the cost to participate, said Ellie Stockwell, president of the Vocal Music Assn. Booster Club.

“It’s an enriching program,” she said. “They learn life skills — how to work together, to be dedicated, responsible and it keeps them out of trouble.”

Stockwell said choir students become so motivated by the program, they work harder in other classes and raise their grade point averages from “Cs” to “As” and “Bs”.

The students devote a lot of time to choir including rehearsals, dress rehearsals and the performances, she added.

“At Pop Show, the last performance of the year, the kids take all they have learned and come up with the choreography for the dances and decide on the music they will sing,” she said.

The Vocal Music Assn. is now gearing up for its next fundraiser “Night of Magic” on Nov. 14 at the Pickwick. There will be food and silent auction. Tickets are $80 and to reserve them, go to BHSvocal.com.

Text Bomb Threat at Burbank High School Unfounded

Dr. Michael Bertram, Principal of Burbank High School, informed the Superintendent’s Office this morning that a Burbank High School student reported receiving a text from an unknown telephone number mentioning a bomb with no specific details.

The concerned Burbank High student who received the text message immediately reported to the school’s administration. Students are encouraged to always share any threat immediately with the school’s administration.

Burbank High administrators contacted the Burbank Police Department who determined the phone number was voice over IP (a computer-generated phone number, which was not traceable)

The Superintendent and Burbank High Administration worked together with the Burbank Police Department to determine that this was not a credible threat.

“The District takes every precaution to keep everyone on our campuses safe. Please take this time to have a conversation with your student/students that we take these matters seriously and continue to encourage open communication between students, staff, and parents.” said Kimberley Clark, Public Information Officer of the District.

Bulldogs and Indian Alumni Come Together for Huge Reunion

Grads were treated to a blast from the past when the Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn. threw the party of the year at the Castaway on Sept. 12.


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The crosstown rivalry takes a backseat to what’s more important — creating a Burbank family, said lead organizer Gilbert Tobon, from Burroughs’ 1979 class.

Whether one is wearing the admission wristband in Burroughs red or Burbank blue, grads joyfully come together to reminisce, see old friends and make new ones.

“I give people the freedom and ability to smile, say hi to each other, give each other hugs and tell people they love each other,” Tobon said. “In life, that’s kind of a rare thing, but because we have the Burbank bond and connection, it works. I don’t know too many towns that do this and can pull it off like we do.”

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

It’s also an opportunity to get to know a person from another school or another grade, he added.


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This is the fifth annual reunion Tobon has organized. New this year, Tobon teamed up with the Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn. steering committee to coordinate the party. He is a member of the steering committee and is chairman of the association’s subcommittee that puts on the yearly Castaway event.

Also serving on the steering committee are President Joanne Lento Miller, Roberta Grande Reynolds, Connie Barron Trimble, Kimberley Clark, Kathy Lawrence, Kathie Brown and Steve Ferguson. Emilio Urioste, Burbank Adult School director, is the liaison between the school district and the alumni association.

Others helping are Larry O’Brien, from Burbank High Class of 1969; Jim Schmidt of Burbank High Class of ’77; and Dennis Stirling, Burroughs Class of ’79.

Tobon is posting photographs of the evening on the alumni group’s Facebook page. The photos show classmates hugging, kissing and dancing to the live music of the ’60s and ’70s played by Green Central Station. The DJ Jesse A. Cisneros played recorded music during the band’s breaks. White-gloved waiters passed hors d’oeuvres.


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Grads had fun with the new feature this year — the photo booth. Men wrapped feathered boas around their necks and donned silly hats while women slipped on over-sized sunglasses or Minnie Mouse ears.

Tobon relayed some of the fun stories about graduates he heard that evening.

One married couple attending was Mike and Kri “Davis” Arredondo. He graduated from Burbank High in 1974 and she is from Burroughs’ 1986 class. They were introduced by a mutual friend at a work party for someone who was leaving the company.

During the reunion, Mike ran into Katrina “Persitza” Mallia from Burbank High Class of ’75, who he took to the prom 41 years ago. Kri snapped a picture of them and later posted it along with their prom photo on the alumni website.

The funny thing was Mike was so shy back then, that he had his cousin, Tony, call her and say he was Mike, and invited her to the prom. So, it was a big relief when Mike finally told her the truth at the reunion party, he said.


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About eight former cheerleaders from Burroughs’ Class of 1976 came, and Tobon said, it was so much fun watching them interact and dance together. There was also a woman who didn’t go to her high school prom, so this event made up for that.

“This was their time to feel pretty, to just enjoy themselves and finally attend a special school event because back then, they didn’t feel they belonged,” he said.

People came from as far away as Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, Utah, New Jersey, Colorado and Vancouver Canada.

Some come to dance and others like to sit and watch the crowd. Some have never attended their own reunions. For the shy alumni, just walking through the front door is a challenge.

“They are very brave souls and they have a good time most of the time,” Tobon said.

The reward of putting on an event like this is seeing Burroughs and Burbank grads talking to each other.

“I could tell what school they were from by the color of their name tags,” he said. “So that old rivalry is gone.”

Tobon wants to promote the alumni association, which is in its second year and is doing good things in the community, he said. The nonprofit group raises scholarship funds for graduating seniors from both schools and coordinates the alumni tailgate event prior to the Burbank- Burroughs Homecoming Football Game. For more information, email bhsjbhsalumni@gmail.com.


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Grads we spoke did a lot of re-connecting during the evening.

Dianne Hart would have gone to Burbank High School but her family moved to San Francisco halfway through her fifth-grade year while she was attending Horace Mann Elementary School. She has kept in contact with a lot of her friends, including Mary Rutherford Gray, a graduate of Burbank High Class of 1973.

Hart was visiting from Mammoth and Gray invited her to come. It was great, she said, because she re-connected with a friend from her fifth-grade class.

“It’s totally fun! I’m glad to be here,” Hart said about the reunion party. “I had my eighth birthday, that would have been 1963, here at the Castaway with two friends — I have a picture –and we went to Pickwick ice skating afterward.”

Gina Geraci and Diane Calascibetta, both grads of Burroughs Class of 1978.

It was Geraci’s third time at the reunion and she was there to see someone special, but she wouldn’t divulge his name.

Wayne Herron, a graduate of Burroughs Class of 1983, was his first time attending the alumni party.

“I think it’s marvelous,” he said. “I kinda got disconnected with a lot of my friends so this is a chance to reconnect after many years, but I’ve been going to my individual class reunions.”


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It was also the first time at the combined reunion for Lucian Bartoletti, a member of Burbank High Class of 1958.

He admitted that he was kind of a rascal during high school. Nothing bad, we always bent the rules, he said. His fond memories of high school included playing football, going to Bob’s Big Boy after the games, racing around town.

Bartoletti lamented his car wasn’t anything special — but he paid for it himself, he said.

Burbank Football Prepares For Midnight Madness

Nick Warren (rt) returns to lead a balanced offense for the Bulldogs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Nick Warren (rt) returns to lead a balanced offense for the Bulldogs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

With summer practice completed and fall training camp just around the corner, Burbank High School football coach Richard Broussard couldn’t contain his emotions when speaking about his Bulldogs.

“Midnight Madness. Can’t wait! We’re taking advantage of every minute we can,” Broussard proclaimed, whose ball club takes the field at 12:00 a.m. on August 3 for the beginning of the regular season. “The progress of this team has been great.”

Andy Reyes anchors the Burbank defense (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Andy Reyes anchors the Burbank defense (Photo by Dick Dornan)

The Bulldogs will first practice and then spend the night under the lights sleeping on their football field. It’s the first practice of two-a-days and Broussard is jumping at the hip to get started. Why waste any time when you can start at midnight under the stars and full moon?!

Coming off the 2014 season where Burbank went 8-4 and placed third in the Pacific League with a 5-2 mark, Broussard returns a core of young talented players who gained valuable experience a year ago due to a rash of injuries up and down the roster. Thirteen players from the lower levels moved up to varsity to compensate for the injuries.

“We are young with 14 to 16 underclassmen starting for us this year. We’ve dealt with some peaks and valleys but we are peaking at the right time,” said the second-year head coach. “They are working hard. They are sponges. They are taking the life-lessons that we are teaching them on a day-to-day basis.”

In preparation for the regular season kick-off on August 28 at Monrovia, the Bulldogs spent their summer competing in 7-on-7 passing leagues every Wednesday and tournaments on the weekends. The highlight of the summer for BHS was participating in Nike’s 7-on-7 “team opening” at the Rose Bowl where only a handful of teams were invited.

“We did well. And we had fun playing football. That is what it is about,” Broussard said. “Hopefully they have learned some things about diligence and hard work and going out there with effort.”

Guy Gibbs gained valuable experience a year ago at quarterback (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Guy Gibbs gained valuable experience a year ago at quarterback (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Keep an eye out for a host of returners that should make an impact throughout the season. Offensive skill players include Aki Arlington, Brandon Alba, Noah Powell, Guy Gibbs, Nick Warren and Forrest Fajardo with David Medrano, Andy Reyes and Danny Porras leading the defense.

One newcomer whose last name will ring a bell but brings his own style of flash and dash is Darnell Williams, James Williams’ younger brother. Williams will add another dimension to Burbank’s up-tempo offense.

After the opener at Monrovia, Burbank returns home to play Ayala at Memorial Field on September 4 followed by Canyon on September 17 with a bye week in between. Pacific League action starts on September 25 at defending league champion Crescenta Valley.

The 2015 campaign promises to be an exciting one for the Bulldogs as long as they abide by the program philosophy.

“They just need to ‘E.A.T.T’ every day all day the entire time,” said Broussard.

Only the men in blue and white truly understand the acronym. It defines their persona and reveals their character.

When asked if he would rather ‘E.A.T.T’ or ‘F.E.A.S.T,’ Broussard responded with conviction and no hesitation.

“You eat every day and only feast two times a year….Christmas and Thanksgiving,” Broussard said. “I’d rather eat to live.”


Burbank High Adds 621 to Alumni Ranks


Burbank High graduated 621 seniors last week. Here they are!

Photography by Ross A. Benson


Abdullatif, Valerie

Aboulian, Varaga

Abrilian, Tamar

Adajar, Paula Nicole

Adamian, Eric

Adwani, Samantha

Agana, Alec Matthew

Agbayani, Rachel Anne

Aghabeigi, Sharmagh

Aghajanian, Jesika

Aghajanyan, Vahe

Aghakhan, Brooke

Aghakhani, Lavinia

Aghakian, Gabriela

Aguado, Madison

Akopyan, Harry

Alajajian, Hovik

Alexan, Adrina

Alger, Brendan

Allahyarian, Melvin

Alnakoud, Braien

Aloyan, Toni

Alozyan, Shant

Alvarez, Kyle

Anderson, Dylan

Angel, John

Antonyan, Ruben

Apelian, Arsineh

Aquino, Jasmine

Arakelian, Fenya

Arakelian, Nareg

Araklian, Melanie

Argenziano, Anthony

Arredondo, Linda

Arutyunyan, Garik

Arutyunyan, Lilit

Asatoorian, Arpineh

Ashchyan, Elizabeth

Aslanyan, Marianna

Asryan, Vladimir

Atherton, Nathaniel

Avagian, Angelika

Avalos, Jesus

Avetisyan, Harutyun

Avetyan, Marianna

Aviles, Giovanna

Ayvazian, Roman

Ayvazian, Sara

Ayvazyan, Mariam

Azri Korkis, Miguel

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Badalyan, Karina

Badikyan, Gore

Badkerhanian, Zareh

Baghoomian, Ranika

Bahmanyar, Blake

Bakchellian, Jonathan

Baker, Julian

Balayan, Aram

Ballan, Jessica

Balyan, Gregory

Bandari, Melanie

Banjarjyan, Anthony

Barker, Lucasana

Barouni, Revineh

Bashian, Natalie

Batta, Layla

Bazik, Nicolette

Bednarek, Ashley

Beglaryan, Raffi

Behnam, Chauncey

Behnam, Karam

Behunin, Alexia

Beldikyan, Mihran

Bermudez, Berlynette

Bernal, Marco

Bhojani, Jinal

Bily, Alexandra

Bislamyan, Armine

Blancas, Kiara

Bolden, Noreen

Booth, Kristen

Boquin, Brandon

Boyadzhyan, Arman

Boyajyan, Anahit

Boyd, Ryan

Brenn, Lauren

Breuer, Natalie

Briggs, Cameron

Bright, Quentan

Broderick, Kelly

Brooks, Caitlyn

Broutian, Paylak

Brubaker, D’Angelo

Bui, Brandon

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BUSD BHS Graduation 2015

Cajiao Aguirre, Marco

Calvi Alvarez, Nicole

Cantong, Nicolas

Capalla, Kirk Cedric

Capili, Allyson

Cardenas, Richy

Carns, Carissa

Carpio, Rachel

Castellanos, Nicole

Castro, Caitlyn

Celis, Andrea

Cerezo, Anthony

Chaparyan, Hagop

Chartwong, Siraphat

Chavez, Randy

Chicha, Claire

Cho, Lee Ryung

Chowdhury, Alivar

Clark, Darian

Clawson, Katy

Coca, Alicia

Coleman, Adrianna

Cook, Xavier

Cormier, Stephen

Cortes, Abel

Cowart, Nahja

Coy, Cameron

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Dahoud, Judi

Daniel, Denise

Danielian, Faina

Daniels, Nathan

Danielyan, Harutyun

Daoud, Geseca

Davis, Victoria

Davoodian, Narek

De Barge, Cheyanne

De Guzman, Gillian

De La Fuente, Claudio

Deeb, Johnny

DeFelippis, Emily

Dehnert, Gaven

Del Castillo, Daniel

DeLeon, Madalyn

Denton, Savannah

Derhovsepian, Alex

Deypalan, Joseph Rene

Diep, Connie

Dimetrios, Marla

Dobbs, Crystal

Dolmadjian, Lucy

Dominguez Meneses, Lina

Dominguez-Macias, Osvaldo

Dos Santos, Remy

Doyle, Brennan

Dragomer, Hannah

Dumbadze, Meggi

Dunayer, Barrett

Duran, Joshua

Durghalli, Elena

Durghalli, Sara

Dzheyranyan, Grigor

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Ebrahimian, Cynthia

Edgar, Pablo

Edwards, Ashlyn

Ehmann, Marny

Eissoh, Danial

El Kassis, Nardeen

El-Hachem, Sandra

Elias, Reem

Elliott, Timothy

Enriquez Aleman, Oasis

Erby, Naija

Escobar, Kaesey

Escobedo Gomez, Emilia

Esguerra, Diana

Eskandari, Anthony

Eskander, Andrew

Estrada, Christian

Estrada, Lucia

Eugenio, Kelli

Evinyan, Seryozha

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Fairweather, Liam

Felipe, Gabriela

Fitch, Timothy

Fitzpatrick, Robert

Flinders, Rachel

Flores, Kevin

Flores, Nidia

Francisco, Patricia

Franco Cordova, Anitza

Frutos Rodriguez, Paola

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Gadimyan, Anthony

Galadzhyan, Angela

Galarza, Nancy

Galindo, Juan

Gallagher, Paige

Gallardo, Giselle

Galstyan, Frida

Galstyan, Silvana

Galstyan, Timothy

Galvan, Kenny

Gamez, Jager

Garcia, Yasmin

Gargoles, Christianne Elizabeth

Garibyan, Mher

Gavidia, Alejandra

George, Cassandra

Gerami, Yassaman

Geregian, Vana

Gevondyan, Armond

Gevorkyan, Gor

Ghanbary, Caroline

Ghoukassian, Anaees

Gill, Jerica

Godoy, Julian

Goldstein, Kyra

Gonzalez, Adrian

Gonzalez, Alex

Gonzalez, Eloy

Gonzalez, Mark

Grasse, Joseph

Griffin, Ryan

Grigorian, David

Guevara, Mitchell

Gumruyan, Anjelic

Gyuloglyan, Vahe

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Habibi Zad, Sina

Hacobian, Anais

Hakobyan, Dayana

Hakobyan, Nune

Hakobyan, Sevak

Hakop Chakerian, Vaneh

Hakopyan, Diana

Hakoupian, Marisa

Hallajian, Sonig

Han, Andrew

Hanna, Jean

Hardnett, Marvette

Harris, Haylee

Harris, Lawrence

Haydoyan, Talin

Heath, Madison

Hemedez, Matthew

Hernandez, Carlos

Hernandez, Jonathan

Hernandez-Perez, Erik

Herpetian Haftvani, Lalageh

Herrera Castillo, Maria

Herrera, Erik

Higgins, Randall

Hobosyan, Lili

Holder, Taylor

Honarchian, Monte

Hope, Spencer

Housholder, Dorian

Hovsepian, Aira

Huleis, Christian

Hunter, Cory

Hurry, Ceron

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Ibranyan, Narek

Ilasco, Manny

Isayan, Arsine

Isayan, Edmond

Isayan, Tanya

Israelian, Arsine

Iwuoma, Angel

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Janoyan, Vahan

Jayasinghe, Jenna

Jensen, Evan

Johnson, Malachi

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Kachaturian, Anni

Kaiser, Melissa

Karakinian, Christina

Karamian, Paulin

Karapet, Renateh

Karapetian, Peter

Karapetyan, Yervand

Kassab, Laurena

Kawmi, Ghazal

Kellogg, Justice

Kellogg, Justine

Kenehan, Kurt

Keough-Kekahuna, Mason

Keshishian, Monte

Keshishian, Teni

Keshishian, Todik

Khachadori, Tedrig

Khachatoorian, Edrek

Khachatourian, Brian

Khalaf, Andi

Khalil, Laureen

Khalulyan, Seda

Khodaverdian, Ahdenae

Khudaverdyan, Aleks

Kim, Angela

Kim, Candace

Kim, Dianne

Kim, Mindy

Kim, Samantha

Kitnukul, Christopher

Kivranyan, Grigor

Knox, Elizabeth

Kobaissi, Mohammad

Kokanian, Marlene

Koss, Samantha

Kraljevski, Loran

Krmyzyan, Tina

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

La Zar, Chase

Labeb, Marina

Laffoon, Michael

Lagonegro, Gabriel

Lamb, Sydney

Lambert, Eky

Landeros Frausto, Melissa

Lansing, Dylan

Lee, David

Lee, Dohee

Lee, Ju Ho

Lee, Yong Hee

Leonard, Ryan

Leonen, Jonathan

Lim, Kevin

Linden, Caelan

Lockheimer, Connor

Lomeli, Samuel

Loock, Reece

Lopez, Esmeralda

Lopez, Miles

Lowe, Destiny

Luevano, Carlos

Ly, Jennifer

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Maaz, Hussein

Mackey, Whitney

Madden, David

Maemura, Irene

Maggi, Sabino

Mahfoud, Michael Ghassan

Mailhot, Nicole

Malinao, Lorenzo Miguel

Mandarino, Christian

Manokian, Jeerire

Manokian, Sharis

Manoulian, Narek

Mansoorian, Gregory

Mansour, Silina

Manukyan, Gigi

Manukyan, Narek

Manukyan, Petros

Mardian, Anaeis

Mardian, Meghedi

Margareh, Allen

Margaryan, Verzhine

Marinelli, David

Markaryan, Ani

Markaryan, Anush

Marlang, Justin

Maroldi, Shane

Martin, Anthony

Martin, Zoe Nicole

Martinez Romero, Belen

Martinez, Benito

Martinez, Robert

Martirosian, Annie

Martirosyan, Hripsime

Matavosian, Selena

Matavousian, Arvin

Maynes, Elliott

Maynez, Saul

Mc Gee, Janae

McLain, Ryan

Megerdechyan, Mari

Megertichian, Arlen

Mekikyan, Tatiana

Melik-Karamov, Emily

Melkonyan, Koryun

Mena, Katie

Mendez, Angie

Menjivar, Linda

Mercado, Nicholas

Mercado, Tiffani

Meredith, Ryan

Merrigan, Gavin

Messelmani, Nur

Metsoyan, Arman

Meza, Jordan

Michaelian, Roni

Mihranian, Gohar

Miller, Jake

Miller, Susanna

Millo, Julie

Minassians, Poleen

Minaya, Sophia

Mingcharoenwong, Waewmanee

Minnick, Alexander

Mirimanov, Vladimir

Misiryan, Aven

Mkrtchyan, Mane

Molson, Vincent

Montoya, Max

Moon, Andrew

Moradian, Argasik

Morales, Elaine

Morlian, Manik

Moulton, Hanna

Mouradian, Aaron

Mouradyan, Arthur

Mousamasihi, Renateh

Muhammad, Akira

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Munoz, Milena

Murillo, Lorena

Murray, Cynthia

Nahhas, Andrew

Nakazawa, Hideki

Narinyan, William

Naylous, Anaeis

Nazari, Anika

Nazari, Evelyna

Nazari, Yvonne

Nazarian, Adena

Nazarian, Erika

Nazaryan, Jacklin

Newton, Julia

Ngamphol, Yavita

Nikodijevic, Alexandra

Nill, Daniel

Nono, Jason

Noud, Jacob

Nuno, Jose

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

O’Brien, Robert

Ocegueda, Alexander

O’Dea, Mc Kenzie

Oganisyan, Edwin

Oganyan, Armani

Olah, Jason

Oliveira, Felipe

Ong, Caylah

Orellana, Eduardo

Orozco, Jazmin

Orujyan, Davit

Osborn, Ashley

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Papuchyan, Arthur

Park, Daeil

Park, Hyojin

Park, Isabella

Park, Linda

Park, Michelle

Park, So Hee

Patatanyan, Edith

Patel, Dev

Patel, Jay

Patel, Parth

Paul, Devin

Payaslyan, Anyssa

Perdomo, Olivia

Peredo, Janica

Perryman, Willie

Petrosyan, Karpis

Petrosyan, Yeva

Pham, Nicholas

Pham, Phuong

Pimentel, Katherine

Pisa, Bridgette

Plascencia, Alexis

Polon, Jordan

Ponce de Leon, Sophia

Pontepsiripong, Rvee

Porras, Kristina

Porras, Ryan

Preciado, Areli

Preciado, Daniel

Price, Sapphyre

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Quintanilla, Joanna

Quintero, Mauro

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Ramos, Cara

Ramos, Leslye

Raytis, Matthew

Renteria, Alejandra

Reyhanian, Ervin

Rios, Sabrina

Rivas, Jacqueline

Rivas, Sarah

Robbins, Chandler

Robles, Anthony Ray Louis

Robles, Wendy

Rodas, Claudia

Rodricks, Megan

Rodriguez, Cesar

Rodriguez, Juan

Rodriguez, Kimberly

Rodriguez, Sabrina

Roe, Christopher

Rogers, Andrew

Rojo-Montesinos, Krystal

Roll, Madigan

Romano, Rocco

Romero, Dalia

Rosalino, Andrew

Roughtean, Rory

Rubyan, Edward

Rubyan, Simon

Ruiz, Desiree

Russo, Laura

Ryan, Danielle

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Saab, Joe

Sa’Dullah, Yassemeen

Sahoum, Natalie

Sakanyan, Kristina

Salciccioli, Anthony

Saleh, Daniel

Saleh, Gina

Salinas, Jazmin

San Diego, Rhakel Sara

San Gabriel, Vivian Therese

Sanchez, Yleia

Sandino, Oliver

Sarafyan, David

Sarkisyan, Mariam

Sarkisyan, Nona

Sazon, Kyla

Schnaid, Alexa

Schweitzer Dollente, Maxwell

Scott, Emerald

Seldon, Anthony

Semerdjian, Agavni

Semerdjian, Noah

Serpoohi, Arena

Shahban, Kimia

Shahbazyan, Lilit

Shahinian, Darren

Shahinyan, Iren

Shahverdian, Anthony

Shakhpazyan, Alen

Shankaji, Elias

Sherry, Dylan

Shin, Jee Soo

Shirinian, Marine

Siccion, Carrisa Joy

Simonyan, Davit

Singh, Vikramjeet

Sisliyan, Christina

Sldryan, Nazik

Smith, Christopher

Snow, Erica

Solis, Perla

Sta Juana, Jonah

Stalians, Kane

Stepanyan, Katherine

Stopfer, Ethan

Strutt-Kirst, Meghan

Sugars, Brandon

Suleiman, Faisal

Sumayan, Aileen

Sumayan, Jacqueline

Suruchlyan, Andrew

Swanson, William

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Tacub, Aaron

Tagvoryan, Abraham

Tamazyan, Mannana

Tantanyan, Haroutun

Tarula, Diane

Tashchyan, Lusine

Tashchyan, Michael

Tataryan, Lucy

Tawdros, Shirley

Taylor, Prynce

Temurian, Ani

Ter Grigoryan, Anna

Tergukasyan, William

Tevanian, Albert

Thangtamsatid, Ryan

Theoharides, Valentina

Thomas, Breanna

Tiegs, Allison

Toledo, Tony

Toma, Dina

Tomlinson, Bryleigh

Tooma, Lynette

Torosian, Alina

Torosian, Leona

Torres, Isaiah James

Torun, Goktug Toray

Tovmassian, Edward

Trad, Kathy

Treadway, Sara

Troy, Sarah

Trujillo, Rachel

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Ulrich, Ludmilla

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Valente, Carlos

Vardanyan, Lilit

Vardanyan, Vardan

Vardumyan, Arman

Varela, Candice

Varpetyan, Andranik

Vartani, Arwin

Vera-Miramontes, Noelle

Verzosa, Gianni

Vignali, Natalia

Vignolles-Jeong, Ian

Villanueva, Estrella

Villarreal, Ronald

Villegas, Destiny

Vines, Christopher

Vizcaino, Enrique

Vuncannon, McKynlee

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Warren, Megan

Weinstein, Noah

Williams, James

Winn, Lily

Won, Irine

Wong, Caralyn Bibi

Wong, Christopher

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Yani, Natalie

Yarkhoda, Bronte

Yazichyan, Emanuel

Yeghyayan, David

Yim, Jae Hyun

Yip, Hiu Nam

Yoon, Jeanette

Yousefi, Robin

Yu, Lauren

Zadoorian, Sevada

Zadourian, Michelle

Zakarian, Natalie

Zamaryan, Bianka

Zargarian, Arpi

Zargarian, Derek

Zargaryan, Mariam

Burbank Girls Collect Powder Puff Win Over Burroughs

Burbank High’s girls traveled over to Memorial Field on Monday to play their counterparts from Burroughs. In the end it was Burbank 8, Burroughs 0 as they collected their ‘Big Game’ victory.

Here are some great photos from Ross A. Benson as he collected highlights from the game.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)