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Burbank Vikings Registration Sign-ups Have Begun

The BURBANK VIKINGS want you!

Interested in playing tackle football for Burbank’s #1 youth program?

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Then read the following message and check out our website. Please email us for any questions or further information.

The Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football and Cheer Program registration is now open for the 2014 season. Please go to www.burbankvikings.com for registration instructions. 

We are also looking for coaches. If interested or would like more information, please email burbankvikings@earthlink.net.

Last season we had 10 teams play at various levels with our JUNIOR GREEN and MIDGET GREEN winning the PYFL Super Bowls. Two championships for our town here in Burbank! Come join the fun every Saturday in the fall!!

Burbank Vikings All-Stars Announced

It was a banner year for the Burbank Vikings (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

It was a banner year for the Burbank Vikings (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

2013 Pacific Youth Football League
East Division
All Stars
Burbank Vikings
Senior Division
Darnell Williams / RB / Senior Black
Erwin Hernandez / C / Senior Black
Kevin Hebri / T / Senior Black

Junior Division

Andrew Graves / C / Junior Black
Joshua Johnson / LB / Junior Black
Bryce Young / QB/CB / Junior Green
Dante Coxsom / RB / Junior Green
Loyal Terry / RB / Junior Green
Sebastian ‘Sunshine’ Leal / WR / Junior Green
Manny Pimentel / G/DT / Junior Green
Malachi Meeks / DT / Junior Green
Michael Sorokin / DE / Junior Green
Jacob Moore / LB / Junior Green
Franco Alonso / LB / Junior Green

Midget Division

Tobi Baklayan / QB / Midget Green
JimE DeYoung / RB/LB / Midget Green
Anthony Spearman / RB / Midget Green
Cooper Meek / WR / Midget Green
Larry Franco / C / Midget Green
Tadashi Butler / G / Midget Green
Gabriel Ayala / T / Midget Green
Zion Chavez / DT / Midget Green
Niko Candido / DE / Midget Green
Mason Cotton / CB / Midget Green

Bantam Division

Jordan White / RB / Bantam White
Maurice Johnson / TE / Bantam White
Atticus Coots / G / Bantam White
Shawn Wilson / DE / Bantam Black
Russell Diep / LB / Bantam Black
Luke Rogers / CB / Bantam White
Lorenzo Leal / S/WR / Bantam White
NOTE: These names and positions were provided by the Burbank Vikings. Any mistakes are not of the myBurbank.com staff

Burbank Vikings Park & Rec Have Strong Showing in Tournament

BURBANK PARK & REC NEWS:

The Burbank Vikings (Park and Rec) flag football team came in second place in the San Gabriel Valley Tournament last weekend.

Here are the results and stats-

Beat Arcadia 15-13  (Nicco Chuidian – 60 yard int TD return & 3 int’s total for game / QB Max Meltzer threw a TD pass to Revin Diego)

Beat Pasadena 40-24  (Steven Villagran threw 4 TD passes / QB Meltzer injured in first game) / Nicco Chuidian caught 2 TD’s & He had another int)

Lost Championship game to San Marino 40-0

The Burbank Vikings have qualified for the Southern California SCHMAF Tournament on Dec. 7th & 8th in Pasadena.

Roster:

J.T. Machuca, Nathan Turner, Davis Buick, Nicco Chuidian, Max Meltzer, Steven Villagran, Revin Diego, Nick MacDonald, Collin Johnson, Julian Jaramillo, Louie Torres, Jacob Calderon, Gabriel Toscano

Coaches: Bobby Machuca, Steve Turner, David Machuca

Burbank Vikings Junior Green & Midget Green Win PYFL Super Bowls

Junior Green won back-to-back Super Bowls and have won 26 games in a row (Photo courtesy of Jim Floyd)

Junior Green won back-to-back Super Bowls and have won 26 games in a row (Photo courtesy of Jim Floyd)

Midget Green- Super Bowl champions (Photo courtesy of Jim Floyd)

Midget Green- Super Bowl champions (Photo courtesy of Jim Floyd)

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 13 – November 23rd

(SUPER BOWL SATURDAY)

(12-0-0) Junior Green 14  Camarillo Roadrunners 8

(12-0-0) Midget Green 54  North Oxnard Red 6

Games played at Thousand Oaks High School

 

Midget Green 54 North Oxnard Red 6

All photos courtesy of James Floyd- www.leftcoastpix.com

Junior Green 14 Camarillo 8

An unprecedented two-year run of excellence continued for the Burbank Vikings Junior Green, which added the Camarillo Roadrunners to the mounting list of teams having fallen after a 14-8 victory in the Pacific Youth Football League East Conference Super Bowl on Saturday.

The Vikings (12-0) now own a 26-game winning streak and became the only Burbank squad to claim back-to-back titles, but it came with quarterback Bryce Young’s injury in the first quarter.

Burbank’s game-winning drive was dramatic and covered the length of the field as wide receiver Isaac Cordova, who stepped in for Young, capped the trek by finding wide receiver Sebastian Leal (22 yards on two receptions) with a 13-yard pass in the final quarter for a six-point lead.

After a scoreless opening quarter, the Vikings made productive use of an inside and outside running attack that led to the game’s first points.

Tailback Dante Coxsom (46 yards on 14 carries) is an outside speed demon, while fullback Loyal Terry (59 yards on five rushes and one catch for 11 yards) does his best work inside the tackles. To put it mildly the combination is tough to contain.

The scoring drive was finalized when Leal (nine rushes for 36 yards) took a handoff from Cordova (five of eight pass attempts for 85 yards) and scooted into the end zone from seven yards out that made it 6-0. Cordova (64 yards on 11 carries) kept the ball on the two-point conversion as the Vikings led 8-0.

Burbank had the opening possession of the second half, but fumbled the football at its 12-yard line. Camarillo, which faced the Vikings in Week two and were routed, took advantage of the short field and seven plays later found pay dirt.

The Roadrunners, who managed 60 yards on the ground and 24 yards through the air, were successful on the two-point try and it was deadlocked at 8-8.

The Vikings were paced on the defensive side of the ledger by Jake Moore, Malachi Meeks and Manny Pimentel as each contributed five tackles.

Michael Sorokin also recovered a fumble, Coxsom had an interception and another pick he returned 80 yards at the end of the second quarter that was called back. Leal added an interception, and Trystan Daggs one pass defended on a critical fourth and long that halted a Camarillo drive.

(On a side note, we would like to congratulate Coach Corey Enman on his team’s success. More importantly, we would like to thank Coach Enman for ALL of his game summaries that he sent to us for the ENTIRE season. Many of the head coaches chose not to share information to the public. This is all about the kids and unfortunately we had too many no-shows from the coaches. Corey Enman, however, cared enough to share the positive news with all of you each and every week!)

 

Burbank Vikings Win One Championship; Prepare for Two Others

Burbank Vikings

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 12 – November 16th 

(11-0-0) Junior Green 30 vs. Highland Eagles 8
(11-0-0) Midget Green 30 vs. Palmdale 0
(5-6-0)   Bantam Black 26 @ S.C. Apaches 6
Bold = Home Game

Bantam Black won the Jim Thornton Invitational Championship on Saturday. Junior Green and Midget Green clinched their PYFL Super Bowl berths. The PYFL Super Bowls will be played this Saturday at Thousand Oaks High School. 

PYFL Super Bowl XXI schedule-

Junior Green vs. Camarillo  (4:30 pm)

Midget Green vs. North Oxnard Red  (2:00 pm)

Junior Green 30 Highland 8

In the pregame warm-up prior to the Pacific Youth Football League East Conference semifinal game, the Highland Eagles tried to appear as fierce and menacing as possible.

This tactic failed miserably once the contest began as the defending Super Bowl champion Burbank Vikings Junior Green (11-0) took command early and romped to an easy 30-8 victory on Saturday at Valencia High.

The clash featured a potent Vikings’ running attack, a powerful aerial assault and a hard-hitting defense that surrendered a lone Highland touchdown and two-point conversion in the waning moments.

The onslaught began in the opening quarter when the Vikings pulled in front 14-0. The initial scoring drive came after two rugged runs by All-Star tailback Dante Coxsom, who had 123 yards on six carries.

Coxsom’s physical bursts were followed by a terrific catch from All-Star wide receiver Sebastian Leal (seven touches for 96 all-purpose yards) that led to quarterback Bryce Young’s 50-yard rocket to wide receiver Isaac Cordova (three receptions for 72 yards) that made it 6-0.

Young then found Leal with a 52-yard strike on the next series as the Vikings pulled ahead 12-0, and it became 14-0 on Young’s two-point toss to Cordova in the back of the end zone.

Burbank tacked on a touchdown and two-pointer in the second quarter as the Vikings took over at their 11-yard line.

On the first play fullback Loyal Terry gashed the Eagles for four yards up the middle before Coxsom’s 85-yard sprint down the Eagles’ sideline made it 20-0.

Making like one-time Detroit Lions’ All-Pro running back Barry Sanders, Coxsom started, stopped and then started again as the crowd simply watched in amazement.

Leal’s two-pointer was also dazzling as he evaded several Highland tacklers as the Vikings, who compiled 355 total net yards on 26 plays from scrimmage, pulled in front, 22-0.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, but Coxsom snared a well-timed screen pass from Young (six of 12 pass attempts for 174 yards) and raced 36 yards, which set up Leal’s five-yard waltz into the end zone that made it 28-0 in the fourth quarter. Young’s two-pointer gave the Vikings a 30-0 edge.

On the defensive side of the ledger, Burbank linebacker Cordova and defensive tackle Malachi Meeks each finished with 12 tackles.

Cordova had three solo hits and assisted on nine, while Meeks contributed two solo shots and assisted on 10.

Banged up linebacker Jake Moore had nine tackles, linebacker Manny Pimentel eight, linebacker Franco Alonso eight and defensive back Max Mota chipped in with seven.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you)

 

Burbank Vikings Send Three Teams to Semifinals

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 11 – November 9th  

(4-6-0)   Junior Black 8 @ Highland Bulldogs 24
(10-0-0) Junior Green 42 vs. Lancaster 18
(10-0-0) Midget Green 30 vs. S.C. Redskins 0
(4-6-0)   Bantam Black 22 @ S.C. Indians 0
(9-1-0)   Pee Wee Black 36 vs. Valley 38
Bold = Home Game

 

Junior Green 42 Lancaster 18

All photos courtesy of James Floyd- www.leftcoastpix.com

What changed for the Burbank Vikings Junior Green was the venue and temperature, but not the result as they once again knocked off the Lancaster Junior Jets, this time 42-18 in a Pacific Youth Football League East Conference second-round playoff game on Saturday under considerably warmer conditions.

Make that 24 straight wins for the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Vikings (10-0) took care of the Jets a season ago in the title match with the temperature hovering at 57 degrees, and continue their postseason drive after putting together an offensive showing that featured tailback Dante Coxsom and fullback Loyal Terry each breaking the century mark.

Not to be outdone was Sebastian Leal, who added 94 all-purpose yards and located the end zone via the ground and through the air.

Leal’s 15-yard scamper offset the Jets’ star running back Jamal Bell, who raced 32 yards down the left side line for a touchdown that made it 6-0 on the game’s first play from scrimmage.

In fact these were the first points the Vikings Junior Green allowed at home this season.

The Vikings tacked on 24 points in the second quarter and took a 30-6 lead into the half behind the strength of a balanced assault.

Quarterback Bryce Young, who connected on four of seven pass attempts for 87 yards with an interception, found Leal with a 23-yard toss that made it 12-6, and when Young drilled wide receiver Isaac Cordova with a two-point pass it became 14-6.

When Terry (six carries for 113 yards) took an inside handoff and raced 48 yards, Burbank’s lead swelled to 14 points and Young’s two-point run gave the Vikings a 22-6 lead.

Just before halftime Coxsom (137 yards on 14 rushes), an All-Star, plowed his way into pay dirt from five yards out as the Vikings surged ahead 28-6 before Leal’s two-pointer catapulted Burbank in front by 24 points.

There was no scoring in the third quarter, but the Jets closed the gap and came within 30-12 on the opening series of the fourth quarter when Bell took a screen pass and bolted 80 yards for a touchdown.

On Burbank’s next possession the Jets picked off Young and brought the football back to the Vikings 25-yard line.

But Leal returned the favor by intercepting Lancaster’s field general which made possible Coxsom’s second touchdown that made it 36-12. Manny Pimentel’s extra-point kick failed.

On the drive Young found Cordova (64 yards on three receptions) with a 53-yard pass and an eight-yard toss.

After the Jets were forced to punt, Terry had perhaps the most remarkable scoring run of the season when he pushed aside four would-be Lancaster tacklers as the Vikings cemented a 30-point lead.

Lancaster scored late in the fourth quarter and moved within 24 points when a Jets’ ball carrier fumbled into the end zone which a teammate recovered.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you)

Burbank Vikings Set Sail With Five Wins in Opening Playoff Round

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 10 – November 2nd 

(4-5-0) Senior Black 0 @ Lancaster 36
(0-9-0) Senior Green 0 @ Canyon 46
(4-5-0) Junior Black 42 vs. Canyon Green 14
(9-0-0) Junior Green 58 vs. Santa Clarita Warriors 0
(2-7-0) Midget Black 20 vs. N. Oxnard Gray 55
(9-0-0) Midget Green 29 vs. Simi Valley 6
(3-6-0) Bantam Black 8 @ Highland Eagles 6
(5-4-0) Bantam White 26 vs. Palmdale 28
(9-0-0) Pee Wee Black 36 vs. Palmdale 34
Bold = Home Game

 

Midget Green 29 Simi Valley 6

Palmdale 28 Bantam White 26

All photos courtesy of James Floyd- www.leftcoastpix.com

Pee Wee Black 36 Palmdale 34

No one said the Pacific Youth Football League East Conference playoffs would be an easy trek as the Burbank Vikings Pee Wee Black found out on Saturday at Burbank High.

The Vikings’ 36-34 victory over the Palmdale Falcons was nip-and-tuck with the deciding points being a two-pointer that the Vikings converted, while the Falcons failed on a pair of two-pointers.

Now the Vikings (9-0) will host the Valley Bengals in a quarterfinal match this Saturday at the same site with a 2:45 p.m. kickoff.

With the contest knotted at 22-22, the No. 2 seeded Vikings powered ahead with two touchdowns in the third quarter.

The first score was Jonas Baklayan’s run with Dahnte Russell’s two-point conversion making it 30-22.

The Vikings’ next tally was Russell’s burst after Palmdale’s fumble was recovered by defensive tackle Logan Rice.

Palmdale, the No. 7 seed, inched closer with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but was turned back twice on the two-point try.

The second two-pointer was foiled when middle linebacker A.J. Vargas blitzed while Diego Reynaldo tackled the ball-carrier behind the line of scrimmage.

Russell’s touchdown and two-point dash in the opening quarter saw the combatants enter the second quarter tied at 8-8, and the Vikings trailed at the intermission, 16-14, despite Russell tacking on his second touchdown.

Baklayan’s score on a long jaunt along with Russell’s two-pointer made it 22-16, however the Falcons tied it at 22-22.

Defensively the Vikings had open-field tackles from Cristian Elizalde, Ricky Garcia, Baklayan and Russell, while the middle of the field was patrolled by nose guard Reynaldo, defensive tackle Anthony Diaz and linebacker Vargas.

Junior Green 58 Santa Clarita 0

Meanwhile the Burbank Vikings Junior Green had a walk in the park after trouncing the Santa Clarita Warriors 58-0 in an opening-round playoff game.

The Vikings (9-0) were out of the starting block fast as they scored on the opening play and settled into a 30-0 lead after one quarter and led 38-0 at the intermission.

On the first play from scrimmage fullback Loyal Terry rambled 65 yards to make it 6-0, and quarterback Bryce Young’s two-point attempt handed the Vikings an 8-0 lead.

One play later the Vikings forged a 14-0 cushion on Young’s 36-yard streak pass to running back/wide receiver Dante Coxsom, while Terry’s two-point conversion made it 16-0.

On the fourth play Coxsom’s seven-yard bolt gave the Vikings a 22-0 edge, and the lead became 24-0 after tailback Sebastian Leal’s two-point attempt was successful.

Young added a 15-yard scramble that made it 30-0, while running back Maximus Mota contributed a 22-yard romp and a two-pointer for a 38-0 lead.

The second half kickoff was grabbed by wide receiver/defensive end Michael Sorokin who fielded the squib kick and raced into the end zone untouched for a 44-0 advantage.

It became 50-0 when Mota fumbled the football into the end zone which tight end Mike Lopez recovered. The Vikings’ margin became 52-0 after offensive/defensive lineman Malachi Meeks scored on the two-point try.

With the contest well in hand defensive lineman Diego Santillan was allowed to play quarterback and he found the end zone after a 13-yard run for the game’s final points.

Junior Black 42 Canyon 14

In other playoff action the Burbank Vikings Junior Black over-powered the Canyon Outlaws Green, 42-14, behind Josh Johnson’s 175 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The Vikings (4-5), who will next face the Highland Bulldogs, are still without the services of tailback Malik Jackson, who broke his wrist, but this didn’t slow down the Junior Black.

Quarterback Chase Tachau contributed 50 passing yards and 50 rushing yards along with a touchdown. Fullback Jake Barraza added 30 yards on the ground with a pair of scores, and wingback Diego Garcia churned out 60 yards.

Johnson also had a game-high 10 tackles with an interception, cornerback Julian Brady had a pick, and defensive end Kyler Michel finished with three tackles and a sack.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you)

 

Burbank Vikings Conclude Regular Season With Five Wins

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 9 – October 26th 

(4-4-0) Senior Black 30 @ Santa Clarita Seminoles 6
(0-8-0) Senior Green 6 @ Palmdale 28
(3-5-0) Junior Black 12 @ Canyon Gold 34
(8-0-0) Junior Green 42 vs. Highland Bulldogs 0
(2-6-0) Midget Black 20 vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 56
(8-0-0) Midget Green 44 vs. Lancaster 6
(2-6-0) Bantam Black 0 @ Santa Clarita Chiefs 32
(5-3-0) Bantam White 24 vs. Canyon 14
(8-0-0) Pee Wees 26 vs. Santa Clarita Warriors 24
(1-6-0) Gremlins 0 vs. Valley 36
Bold = Home Game

 

Pee Wees 26 Santa Clarita 24

Valley 36 Gremlins 0

All photos courtesy of James Floyd- www.leftcoastpix.com

Junior Green 42 Highland 0

This is becoming old hat for the Burbank Vikings Junior Green, who for the second consecutive regular season went undefeated after Saturday’s 42-0 blitz of the Highland Bulldogs, and now prepare for the playoffs. The Junior Green have won 22 in a row.

The Vikings (8-0) pulled ahead 12-0 after the first quarter, and then scored 22 points in the second quarter.

Burbank’s assault commenced when quarterback Isaac Cordova located running back Dante Coxsom with a 29-yard pass down the right sideline that made it 6-0.

The Vikings took charge 12-0 after Cordova, who completed all three passes attempts for 88 yards, hit Sebastian Leal with a 54-yard bomb after runs by Kade Lewis (38 yards on six carries) and Chandler Auguste.

Fullback Loyal Terry rambled 78 yards for a touchdown that made it 18-0, and Leal’s two-point attempt gave the Vikings a 20-0 cushion.

The lead became 26-0 when Lewis darted into the end zone from 17 yards out, while safety Bryce Young intercepted a pass and ran it back 19 yards for a touchdown that pushed the Vikings’ lead to 32-0. Cordova, who finished with 42 yards rushing on eight carries, added the two-pointer that made it 34-0.

Max Cotton’s 52-yard pick for a score and Cordova’s 16-yard run were called back because of penalties, but Auguste’s 16-yard stroll counted as the Vikings bolted ahead 40-0. Cordova’s two-pointer put the icing on the cake.

The Vikings’ defense allowed the Bulldogs minus-12 yards on the ground, and was paced by defensive tackle Malachi Meeks who contributed seven tackles (three solo) and one-and-a-half sacks, while defensive end Michael Sorokin had five tackles (three solo) and two-and-a-half sacks.

Midget Green 44 Lancaster 6

The Burbank Vikings Midget Green followed suit as they also closed the regular season without a loss after belting the Lancaster Jets, 44-6.

The Vikings, who will be the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and will have the home field as long as they win, opened the scoring with a 50-yard drive that was capped off when quarterback Tobi Baklayan located the end zone from seven yards out and 8:09 left in the opening quarter. Baklayan’s two-point pass to Niko Candido made it 8-0. The march also included a 43-yard toss from Baklayan to Anthony Spearman.

The Vikings (8-0) drove 54 yards and Spearman scored on a four-yard burst with 4:18 showing in the same quarter that made it 14-8. Baklayan had a 29-yard scamper and Baklayan’s pass to Jime De Young on the two-point try made it 16-8.

Candido recovered the kickoff, but Baklayan was later picked off. The Jets took over at their 15-yard line, and Max Birch tackled the running back for a nine-yard loss. On fourth down Tadashi Butler chased and tackled the punter.

De Young’s three-yard run off tackle with 11:47 left in the second quarter provided the Vikings with a 22-6 lead.

Lancaster’s next drive was halted when Zion Chavez, Calvin Laughlin and Spearman, who ripped the football from the Jets’ quarterback, all handed out jarring tackles.

Cooper Meek’s 26-yard field goal was wide left, but Chavez blocked a punt and returned the ball 22 yards for a score that made it 28-6 and 5:25 left before the half. Baklayan’s two-point run gave the Vikings a 30-6 lead.

After stopping the Jets, Burbank took over at the Lancaster 44-yard line. Soon Max Cotton’s 16-yard run and Baklayan’s 25-yard scoring dash propelled the Vikings ahead 36-6 with 1:40 left in the second quarter. Baklayan converted the two-pointer to make it 38-6.

The Vikings’ final touchdown was a thing of beauty as they marched 82 yards on 17 plays as Spearman dented the end zone from four yards out.

The Burbank Vikings Midget Green will next play the Simi Valley Patriots, who are 4-4 and have won four straight games.

Bantam White 24 Canyon 14

The Burbank Vikings Bantam White placed a capper on the regular season with a 24-14 triumph over the Canyon Outlaws, and also awaits the postseason.

It didn’t take long before the Vikings (5-3) were on the board three plays into their opening drive when fullback Maurice Johnson scored from 15 yards out.

Before the tally Vikings quarterback Jordan White accounted for 40 yards rushing, and his two-point attempt was successful as Burbank led, 8-0.

The Outlaws matched the Vikings as they drove downfield and scored and also added the two-point try that knotted it at 8-8.

With 1:30 left before the intermission, spectacular blocks from guard Atticus Coots, tackle Shant Hovsepian, center Isaiah Martinez and tackle Frankie Cervantes all helped lead Johnson into the end zone after an option pitch from White that made it 14-8. White’s run for the two-point conversion was successful and the lead became 16-8 at the half.

The Vikings’ defense was stingy as they picked off three passes in the third quarter and were turned in by cornerback Luke Rogers (who finished with three interceptions), cornerback Nick Schlander and linebacker Johnson.

Canyon was able to get into the end zone to make it 16-14, but was turned back on the two-point try as defensive tackle Richie Flores, linebacker Mario Rodriguez and linebacker Rudy Perez converged on the tackle.

The Vikings added a final touchdown as Johnson dragged defenders into the end zone. Johnson was assisted by runs from White, and also picked up a well-timed block from wide receiver Lorenzo Leal. White’s two-point try made it a 10-point spread.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you)

 

 

Burbank Vikings Go 4-4 in Week Eight Action

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 8 – October 19th 

(3-4-0) Senior Black 44 vs. Canyon Green 28
(0-7-0) Senior Green 0 vs. Highland Bulldogs 44
(3-4-0) Junior Black 38 vs. Santa Clarita Blackhawks 25
(7-0-0) Junior Green – BYE
(2-5-0) Midget Black 14 vs. Simi Valley 42
(7-0-0) Midget Green 47 vs. Santa Clarita Apaches 6
(2-5-0) Bantam Black 0 @ Highland Bulldogs 42
(4-3-0) Bantam White 8 @ North Oxnard White 48
(7-0-0) PeeWees 24 @ Valley West 6
(1-5-0) Gremlins – BYE
Bold = Home Game

Senior Black 44 Canyon 28

All photos courtesy of James Floyd- www.leftcoastpix.com

Junior Black 38 Santa Clarita 25

Falling behind proved no big deal for the Burbank Vikings Junior Black, who rallied for a 38-25 win over the Santa Clarita Blackhawks at Burbank High.

The Vikings (3-4) trailed 13-0 and even though they suited only 15 players, came alive as wingback Josh Johnson, who replaced the injured Malik Jackson, ran for 100 yards and scored three touchdowns. Johnson caught 50 yards worth of passes and tallied a score.

Receivers Julian Brady and Diego Garcia filled in admirably and both snared several passes, and fullback Jake Barraza scored on a five-yard run.

Quarterback Chase Tachau had 75 yards through the air with a touchdown and added 12 yards on the ground.

The Vikings’ defense allowed 19 points in the opening half, but surrendered only one score in the second half.

Linebacker Johnson led the way with 10 tackles and an interception, while cornerback Brady and linebackers Barraza and Kayode Agbalaya, along with linemen Renny Vasquez and Matty Porras all played stellar for the Vikings who conclude the regular season against the Canyon Country Outlaws Gold at Canyon High.

Midget Green 47 Santa Clarita 6

The effort was efficient and highly-productive from the opening kickoff as the Burbank Vikings Midget Green clinched the PYFL Central East Championship after Saturday’s 47-6 smashing of the Santa Clarita Apaches.

On the game’s first play quarterback Bryce Whitaker found wide receiver Niko Candido, who then tossed the ball to wide receiver Cooper Meek as the double-pass went for 48 yards and a touchdown. Whitaker drilled Candido on an out pattern for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead.

The Vikings (7-0) jumped ahead 14-0 when Tobi Baklayan brought back a punt 50 yards for a score, and it swelled to 16-0 when Whitaker and Meek combined on the two-point try.

Candido’s interception and 38-yard run for a touchdown made it 22-0, and Whitaker’s toss to Meek on the two-pointer gave the Vikings a 24-0 edge.

When Meek and linebacker Jime De Young sacked the Santa Clarita signal-caller who fumbled, defensive tackle Tadashi Butler pounced on the ball which led to running back Anthony Spearman’s 33-yard scoring gallop. Meek’s point after kick made it 31-0.

DeYoung recovered the kickoff which was fumbled, and after successful runs from Spearman and tailback Max Birch, Whitaker’s one-yard blast afforded the Vikings a 37-0 cushion. Spearman added the two-pointer as the lead ballooned to 39-0.

For good measure safety Jalen Clark picked off Santa Clarita’s quarterback and carried the ball 15 yards to the Apache 38-yard line.

From there Spearman and Birch had a few solid runs before running back Dennis Flowers carried the ball 25 yards into the end zone for a 45-0 lead. Spearman’s two-pointer put the final touches on a one-sided game.

The Vikings will host the Lancaster Jets at Burbank High in the regular-season finale on Saturday, and hope to clinch the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Pee Wee Black 24 West Valley 6

Quarterback Dahnte Russell scored two touchdowns in the second quarter that carried the undefeated Burbank Vikings Pee Wee Black to a 24-6 triumph over the West Valley Ravens at El Camino High.

The Ravens forged a 6-0 lead after the first quarter, but Russell struck in the second stanza on blocks from A.J. Vargas and Joe Kazarian. Jonas Baklayan and Diego Reynaldo each added a two-point conversion that made it 16-0 at the half.

One of Russell’s scores came after place kicker Diego Hurtado booted the ball deep into Ravens’ territory which Baklayan forced a fumble.

Vargas scored on a seven-yard scamper in the third quarter for the Vikings (7-0), while Jake Rosen chimed in with the two-point try that made it an 18-point spread.

Michael Martin took over at quarterback in the fourth quarter and gained 35 yards on seven carries with help from blockers Diego Maya, Brandon Campbell, Devin Campbell, Jake Niems, Chris Appel and Logan Rice.

The Vikings’ defensive sparkled brightly along the front line as linemen Anthony Torobyan, Vargas, Reynaldo, Lucas Ruiz, Nathan Chhina and Anthony Diaz, linebackers Kazarian, Cristian Elizalde and Rosen, and cornerbacks Russell and Baklayan all played with passion and zeal.

The Pee Wee Black will conclude the regular season with a contest against the Santa Clarita Warriors at Burbank High at 10:15 a.m.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you)

 

 

Burbank Vikings Split in Their Eight Matchups

Burbank Vikings

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

Week 7 – October 12th 

(2-4-0) Senior Black – BYE
(0-6-0) Senior Green 0 @ Santa Clarita Warriors 55
(2-4-0) Junior Black 0 vs. Santa Clarita Warriors 30
(7-0-0) Junior Green 50 @ Canyon Green 0
(2-4-0) Midget Black – BYE
(6-0-0) Midget Green 42 @ Valley Bengals 6
(2-4-0) Bantam Black 0 vs. Simi Valley Patriots 36
(4-2-0) Bantam White 34 vs. Oxnard 16
(6-0-0) PeeWees 30 @ Canyon Green 6
(1-5-0) Gremlins 6 vs. Camarillo 22
Bold = Home Game

 

Junior Green 50 Canyon 0

Reaching the half-century mark in points is mighty impressive, and that’s what the Burbank Vikings Junior Green did against Canyon Green on Saturday. Junior Green is now 7-0.

Using a potent ground attack that churned out 176 yards, the Junior Green laid down a 50-0 pasting and the scoring became an avalanche.

It started when running back Kade Lewis (40 yards on five carries) took a pitch from quarterback Isaac Cordova who found pay dirt after a 29-yard run. Cordova’s two-point conversion made it 8-0.

After two splendid runs by tailback Chandler Auguste, Cordova hit wide receiver Michael Sorokin with an 11-yard toss. Lewis added the two-point attempt for a 16-0 lead.

The Vikings’ lead swelled to 22-0 after Auguste picked off Canyon’s field general and brought the ball back nine yards. Auguste’s two-pointer made it 24-0.

Running back Maximus Mota took an inside handoff and rambled 24 yards that made it 30-0, and when tailback Max Cotton (38 yards on two rushes) ran 34 yards it became 36-0.

Running back Mike Lopez’s 34-yard blast up the middle pushed the Vikings’ advantage to 42-0, and a well-timed tip-drill between linebacker Cordova and safety Lopez saw the latter score the game’s final touchdown. Diego Santillan converted the two-pointer.

Canyon was held to minus 24 total net yards, and linebacker/defensive end Jake Moore had eight tackles including four solo.

Bantam White 34 Oxnard 16

Meanwhile defense played a huge role in the Burbank Vikings Bantam White’s 34-16 triumph over the Oxnard Panthers.

On the Vikings’ opening series the drive stalled at the Oxnard four-yard line, but the Panthers gave the ball back when defensive tackle Paden White forced a fumble which defensive back Jordan White carried into the end zone for a 6-0 lead.

The Panthers scored a touchdown and two-point conversion that gave them an 8-6 lead, however the Vikings (4-2) put together a drive in which quarterback Jordan White scored behind blocks from center Isaiah Martinez and tackle Frankie Cervantes for a 12-8 halftime edge.

Oxnard advanced to the Vikings’ two-yard line before the intermission, only to see linebacker Mario Rodriguez figure in key tackles that prevented the Panthers from scoring.

Fullback Maurice Johnson scored in the third quarter, while running back Nick Schlander added a 20-yard burst and running back Lorenzo Leal had a 15-yarder on the march.

Jordan White intercepted Oxnard’s signal-caller, and three plays later Jordan White found Johnson with a 30-yard hitch pass that made it 26-8.

Oxnard trimmed the lead to 26-16 with a touchdown and a two-pointer, but the Vikings countered with a touchdown of their own after offensive linemen Atticus Coots, Shant Hovsepian and Josh Lopez opened a hole for Johnson who tallied his third touchdown.

The Panthers again marched into Vikings’ territory, but linebackers Rudy Perez and Rodriguez along with Paden White stopped the drive.

Bantam Black 26 Newbury Park 6

In a contest played October 5, the Burbank Vikings Bantam Black scored on their opening series and never looked back as they downed the Newbury Park Steelers, 26-6.

The scoring parade began when quarterback Russell Diep (55 yards on six rushes) scrambled into the end zone from 17 yards out that made it 6-0.

On the kickoff Hunter Rice (five tackles) and Tyler Cantrell (two tackles) forced a fumble which Cantrell recovered. This led to Jarren Flowers scoring on a 35-yard sprint as the Vikings (2-3) settled into a 12-0 lead.

Newbury Park cut the Vikings’ lead in half with a touchdown in the second quarter, but that was the extent of its scoring.

Jack Sapyta, Nicolas Navarro and Kuba Raymond all chipped in with four tackles for a defense that entered the contest having allowed 32 points. Shawn Wilson (40 yards on 10 carries) led the team with six tackles and two sacks.

The Steelers came close to scoring a second touchdown just before the half, but the Vikings held off Newbury Park with a goal-line stand that preserved a 12-6 lead.

Flowers (89 yards on 15 rushes) scored to make it 18-6 in the third quarter, and Diep (two of four pass attempts for 48 yards) scored on a 15-yard keeper out of the shotgun formation that made it 24-6. Diep’s two-point pass to Marcus Martin gave the Vikings a 20-point lead.

(NOTE: the game summaries were turned in by the head coaches of their respective teams. ALL coaches were asked to send in recaps after each game. If you are a parent and would like to see your son’s information published, make sure your coach responds to our repeated requests. Thank you to Junior Green, Bantam White and Bantam Black for following through.)