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“BIG GAME” 2012 – Facts and Figures

  “BIG GAME” Facts and Figures

DATE:                        November 2, 2012

SITE:                          Memorial Field

KICKOFF:                   7 p.m.

SERIES FACTS:         This is the 64th meeting between the two teams.

First game- 1949; Burroughs leads series, 41-22.

Burroughs has won 6 of the last 7 meetings, 9 of 12 and 16 of 19.



2011- Burroughs 34  Burbank 7

2010- Burroughs 38  Burbank 35

2009- Burbank 28  Burroughs 21

2008- Burroughs 58  Burbank 22

2007- Burroughs 30  Burbank 20

2006- Burroughs 24  Burbank 6

2005- Burroughs 35  Burbank 28

2004- Burbank 26  Burroughs 12

2003- Burbank 24  Burroughs 18

2002- Burroughs 43  Burbank 31

2001- Burroughs 38  Burbank 21

2000- Burroughs 54  Burbank 36



Burroughs (4-5, 4-2)

Last League title- 2011 (Pacific co-champs with Arcadia)

League titles (12):  1967, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

Burbank (6-3, 5-1)

Last League title- 2009 (Pacific co-champs with Burroughs)

League titles (5): 1927, 1951, 1956, 1972, 2009



Burroughs has won three consecutive league titles since they won five straight from 1977 – 1981. They cannot win a 4th this year.

Burbank has a chance to share a league title this year by beating Burroughs and having Muir lose to Pasadena.           



Muir                              6-0,   6-3

Burbank                      5-1,   6-3

Arcadia*                        4-2,   4-5

Burroughs*                 4-2,   4-5

Crescenta Valley          2-4,   4-5

Hoover                         1-5,   3-6

Glendale                      1-5,   2-7

Pasadena                    1-5,   1-8

*defending league champion

Teen Punched, Knocked Unconscious At Memorial Field

An apparent attempt to break up a fight between two other teens landed a 16 year-old boy in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, with a head injury.

The incident began Saturday, August 4, as the John Burroughs Football team was ending their practice on Memorial Field at the school.    George Tyler Heffley, a sophomore who is on the football team,  attempted to break up a fight near the basketball courts next to the field.  The fight started as an argument  between another member of the football team and a former student.  According to police, the victim was punched in the face by the former student when he stepped between the two boys,  then fell backwards and struck his head on the concrete  He was knocked unconscious.

The Burbank Police Department was called at 7:25 p.m. for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at John Burroughs High School.   Officers responding “Code 3” were directed to the visitor entrance to Memorial Field in the 200 block of N. Parish Place, where they found the victim lying on the sidewalk, conscious but disoriented.   The 15 year-old suspect was being detained by the football coaches.  He was wearing black tape used in boxing n his right hand, and had just come from a gym where he works out.

Burbank Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated the victim at the scene.  He was observed talking to the paramedics before they transported him by rescue ambulance to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.   According to police, who cannot release the victim’s name because he is a juvenile, he was admitted to the ICU.  Rumors spread quickly through the community, that the victim was on life-support and in a coma. However, a police spokesman confirmed that the teen’s condition was improving and he was not on life-support.  His condition is listed as serious but stable.

The suspect was arrested under section 243 (d) of the California Penal Code, battery causing great bodily injury.  The crime is a felony.  Because he is a juvenile, his name is not being released.   He was booked into the Burbank Jail, then released to his parents. He is scheduled to appear in Pasadena Juvenile Court on October 3.

Burroughs’ Zander Anding Named Pacific League Most Valuble Player

Burroughs Football

Zander Anding

Less suspenseful than the race for the Pacific League Championship was down the stretch, in a season in which he broke numerous Burroughs High School and league records Zander Anding was the unanimous choice for the league’s Most Valuable Player award when the head coaches tallied their votes last month.

Anding finished the season with 2, 670 yards and 30 total TDs, playing in only nine-and-a-half games. He led the Indians to a third consecutive league championship before an opening round loss in the CIF Southern Section playoffs to Los Altos ended their season on November 18.

Two anchors on the Burroughs’ offensive line, Gus Ferrat and Lester Quintana were well deserving first team selections after paving the way for Anding’s historic season.

Ike Nwachie, Kody Jensen and Jose Pereya were first-team selections on defense while punter Daniel Marbach also made the first-team.

Forrest Stevens, Raul Martinez, Ermar Cruz, Luke Coblentz and Eli Peppmuller were also second-team selections for Burroughs while Danny Ayala and Chris Escobar were honorable mention selections.

Across town, senior running back Herman Castro was Burbank High’s lone first-team selection. Burbank linebacker Daniel Martinez was a second-team selection, much to the dismay of his head coach.

“Daniel was the guy that got cheated a little, maybe because of our record or maybe because of his size, I don’t know,” Burbank High Coach Hector Valencia said. “But the kid broke the school record for solo tackles (57) and was first or second in the league in tackles, so it is disappointing that he got overlooked.”

Defensive lineman Steven Kim and offensive lineman, Demetrius Korkis were also second-team selections for the Bulldogs, while Mitch Camacho and Tedy Arlington were honorable mention selections.

Burbank Vikings Season Ends – 20 Players Are Named to All-Stars

Both the Junior Black and Midget Black teams of the Burbank Vikings made it to their quarter-final games before being knowcked out of the playoff hunt.

The PYFL – Pacific Youth Football League – has an ALL PYFL All Star selection.  The Senior All Stars will play a game on December 11 at 2 pm at Calabasas High School with three of the Vikigs seniors slated for action.

Here is the entire list of the 2011 Burbank Vikings All Stars for all divisions:

POS Player Division/Team PYFL All Star Team
WR Erick Hernandez Senior Gold 1st Team Offense
TE Ryall Rivera Senior Black 1st Team Offense
CB Brandon Alba Senior Gold 1st Team Defense
Guard Damien Flores Junior Green 1st Team Offense
Guard Ray Garcia Junior Black 1st Team Offense
DT Tommy Sanchez Junior White 2nd Team Defense
S Nick Warren Junior Green 2nd Team Defense
Tackle Connor Boulais Midget Black 2nd Team Offense
CB Danny Chiarodit Midget Black 2nd Team Defense
S TrueHeart Corona Midget Green 2nd Team Defense
Tackle Jacob Moore Bantam Green 1st Team Offense
DE Duncan Smith Bantam Black 1st Team Defense
Guard Diego Santillan Bantam Green 2nd Team Offense
QB Tobi Baklayan Bantam Green 2nd Team Offense
DE Maurice Rozo Jr. Bantam Black 2nd Team Defense
CB Kade Lewis Bantam Green 2nd Team Defense
LB Michael Wallace PeeWee White 1st Team Defense
Guard Duncan Sprengel PeeWee White 2nd Team Offense
Tackle Nicholas Navarro PeeWee White 2nd Team Offense
DE Jonas Baklayan PeeWee White 2nd Team Defense

No Horsing Around at ‘Rivalry Day’ at McKinley Elementary School

USC mascot Traveler shows his gentle side at McKinley Elementary School. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

This past week McKinley Elementary School held their ‘Rivalry Day’ with the idea that even while attending elementary school you can start thinking about colleges.

Kids played relay games and even got to pet Traveler, the real USC Mascot.  Traveler who is owned by Burbank resident Joanne Asman and is ridden by Hector Aguilar, who is also a Burbank resident and former Burroughs High student.

USC made sure they were well represented (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The idea of rivalry day came about a couple of years ago during a parent teacher meeting when a teacher and a parent were brainstorming how to get elementary students to think about their future. The days not only involve the fun & games, but the kids also collect funds for a scholarship program for McKinley grads who after high school decide to go on to a college of their choice and can submit an application for use of the student funds collected.

USC -UCLA Rivalry lives right here at McKinley Elementary School. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Still Looking for Just the Right Mix

By Tom Crowther
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor

As Los Altos rallied from a two touchdown halftime deficit to upset Burroughs High on Friday, November 18,  I couldn’t help but think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When it comes to the CIF Southern Section playoffs things have rarely been “just right” in Indian Country.

From the early 1990s to the middle of the last decade, Burroughs and Burbank High Schools’ football teams had it rough going-up against former Foothill foes Hart, Saugus, Canyon and eventually Valencia highs. It was a low point for Burbank football which we won’t revisit for this column, but Burroughs did find some limited success in a league of perennial powers.

In 1997, a team led by quarterback JK Scott finished second to Hart with an 8-2 record but even they were one and done in the playoffs. In other years, the Indians were a fifth place team in the league but their record and strength of schedule was usually good enough for an at-large playoff berth. Problem was, the Indians would draw impossible tasks in the post season.

There was the 2004 draw against Mission Viejo when current NFL star Mark Sanchez came to town in the first round and a decade before future Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez and his Huntington Beach High School welcomed the Indians and head coach Gary Bernardi. The ten years in-between also featured some incredibly difficult draws as well.

Since moving to the Pacific League the bracket has been kinder to the Indians, who are now usually a top seed instead of an at-large seed, but the results haven’t been much better with only one playoff win since 2006.

Sometimes it has been tough match-ups or tough draws, sometimes it has been tough luck. Last week it was a case of the latter as penalties did in the Indians. Up two touchdowns with the best running back in the area in their backfield, the Indians seemed poised to advance in the playoffs for only the second time since 1987.

Zander Anding did his thing, gaining 216 yards on only 15 carries and breaking off another long TD run, but he had almost as many yards called back by penalties. A usually stingy defense surrendered four scores in the second half and once again the Indians could only shake their heads and wonder what went wrong.

One could argue that the Pacific League does not prepare the team adequately for the post season. That proved to be a fallacy though when Arcadia and Pasadena won convincingly in their opening round games last week. Even Muir, the recipients of an at-large berth, won in dominate fashion over Santa Fe. Although Crescenta Valley lost, it was by a respectable score of 35-30 to La Mirada.

Besides, Burroughs coach Keith Knoop had made sure his team would be prepared for a playoff run by playing nonleague games against his former Foothill rivals Saugus, Canyon and Hart high earlier this year.

The Indians were battle tested road warriors this season, having played every game on the road due to construction on Memorial Field. They had an epic ground game in Anding who ran behind an all-senior offensive line. They had an unheralded but underrated defense that had been coached-up by Knoop to be in the right place and to make a fundamentally sound tackle. They appeared to be a team capable of a run.

Another argument could have been made that they lacked much of an air arsenal, but that didn’t figure to be issue until later rounds. It certainly didn’t slow their ground game down last week as not only did Anding average 14 yards per carry. Quarterback Brad Hunt even added a pair of TD runs.

So what is it that has caused Burroughs so must frustration post-Veteran’s Day each year? Honestly, it is just one of those inexplicable things. The type of things that local media write about the next week and that the next Burroughs team will vow to conquer the next season. It is a fluke and not much more.

Although it was a bitter way for the Indians to end this season, it shouldn’t take away from the accomplishments of a third-straight league championship, something that had only been done once before in the program’s history.

There will be some rebuilding ahead for the Indians, who lose 31 of 48 players to graduation this year, but bet on Knoop to find a way for another crack at it in the postseason again next season. At some point things will turn and things will be just right.

Playoffs Take Toll on Burbank Vikings Teams

Eleven teams entered the playoffs for the Burbank Vikings and when the weekend was over, only three were still left in the hunt.  Two teams survived in the Championship division and only one in the Invitational division.  Here are the results of this past weekend along with records and the division in which they participated.  Winning teams in bold

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – Week 10
(6-4-0) Senior Black 21 @ Canyon Gold 38 (Championship Playoff Game)
(5-5-0) Senior Gold 38 vs. SCV Chiefs 8 (Invitational Playoff Game)
(8-1-0) Junior Black 40 vs. Canyon Gold 6 (Championship Playoff Game)
(3-6-0) Junior Green 14 @ SCV Warriors 27 (Championship Playoff Game)
(2-7-0) Junior White 22 @ Calabasas Black 30 (Invitational Playoff Game)
(8-2-0) Midget Black 30 vs. Castaic Gold 6 (Championship Playoff Game)
(6-4-0) Midget Green 8 @ SCV Chiefs 46 (Championship Playoff Game)
(3-6-0) Bantam Black 6 @ Agoura White 43 (Invitational Playoff Game)
(7-2-0) Bantam Green 0 vs. Valley Orange 9 (Championship Playoff Game)
(4-5-0) PeeWee Black 8 @ SCV Chiefs 36 (Championship Playoff Game)
(1-8-0) PeeWee White 6 @ Agoura 22 (Championship Playoff Game)

The Big Game Really Did Cap Something Special for the Tribe

Editors Note:  With his first Upon Further Review column, Sports Editor Tom Crowther brings his unique look to the sports scene in Burbank.  Crowther, a former high school player as well as Head Varsity Coach during his career, has seen all sides and can provide an informed and sometimes passionate position.


Upon Further Review


By Tom Crowther
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor

My wife and I recently started watching the television drama Friday Night Lights on our Netflix account. Truth be told, we are hooked. As a former coach, my favorite scenes are from the game action and the speeches on game nights.

In reality, there is but one night each season where high school football in the city of Burbank mirrors the kind of crowds, attention and pandemonium displayed on the show — when the Burbank-Burroughs game takes place it often draws crowds estimated at 10,000 fans.

There was talk on both the Burroughs and Burbank High School campuses this week that the rivalry game on November 11 may have lost some luster this year because of its location. With Memorial Field under construction the game was played at Arcadia High School some 20 miles east of the city of Burbank.

When Burroughs broke open a close game in the second half the game itself became somewhat of a snoozer. The only real drama left was whether or not Indians’ tailback Zander Anding would top the 300-yard mark again. He did.

When the final gun sounded, Burroughs celebrated a 34-7 win behind 349 yards and four touchdowns from Anding. It had the initial feeling of just another game — the Tribe had ridden his back to bully opponents all season. The reality though is that memories from this game and this season may teach a team made-up mostly of seniors far more about life than the hoopla that typically surrounds the Big Game. This season was about much more than a single night.

Burroughs claimed its third straight Pacific League Championship by beating Burbank. Although officially it must share the league title with Arcadia High, Burroughs beat the Apaches on their field in convincing fashion earlier this year, just as they beat opponents on their own turf all year.

Construction on Memorial Field not only forced the Indians to play all of their games on the road, but the team was forced to practice at Luther Burbank Middle School as well. That alone was reason for Burroughs to not show up at least once on a game day. However, that never happened to this group because head coach Keith Knoop made sure of it.

“We really just tried to convince these guys to work hard and to make no excuses,” he said. “We told them that all we needed was a field with grass and some lights… heck we played a lot of games in the past on dirt (a reference to the worn out sod of November games in other years).

“They did it, they have worked really hard and I am proud because these guys never took shortcuts,” Knoop said.

The team never made excuses either. When Anding suffered a partially collapsed lung in an October contest at Crescenta Valley and the Indians suffered their lone league loss at Muir the next week, a league race they had pulled away in tightened.The Indians responded as champions do. They blasted Hoover and Burbank in the weeks that followed and they secured a third straight league championship.

This unit was also a team, despite the fact that one guy gained much of the attention. Anding not only faced countless eight and nine man fronts on the field in efforts to stop him, he also faced constant members of the media eager to speak to him about his on the field success.

To his credit, Anding always shared the spotlight giving credit to his coaches and to his line and to just about anyone but himself. On my way into the stadium for the Big Game I actually heard a group of students talking about Anding’s modesty in recent articles instead of his on the field success. Remarkable, considering he set single season records for the school and the league with 2,453 yards this season with 25 touchdowns.

Members of the Burbank and Burroughs teams from last season had the honor of playing the last game on the grass (and dirt) of the old Memorial Field. The next group of players will have the privilege of opening a new multi-million dollar stadium. Many teams from both schools enjoyed the hoopla of the Big Game over the years. Few, however, should be as celebrated as these Burroughs Indians.

Regardless of what they do for an encore in the CIF Southern Section playoffs next week, these Indians were a model of what high school sports are all about. This game, while not possessing the fanfare of some of the rivalry games of the past certainly ranked right up there in importance.

Burroughs Wins Piece of Pacific League Title for A Third Straight Year With Win Over Burbank

Zander Anding turns on the jets during the Indians 34-7 victory over Burbank (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Zander Anding carried the bulk of the load on Burroughs’ opening drive, setting the tone for the evening.  Lining-up at quarterback and running out of the “Wiildcat” formation he took the Tribe down the field for an easy touchdown.

When Burbank countered with a 90-yard kickoff return and a short 4-yard TD drive of its own it appeared the rivalry game was going to be another close contest. When the game was still tied at 7-7 midway through the second quarter, some on the Indians’ sideline looked antsy.

Anding said he never worried.

“We knew we were the best conditioned team on the field – we have been all year,” he said. “Our coaches have prepared us physically and mentally and we knew they would tire out.”

Indeed, Burbank looked a step slower than Burroughs in the second half as the Indians pulled away for a 34-7 victory in the Pacific League finale for both teams played at Arcadia High School.

With the win, the Indians claimed a share of the league title for the third straight year.

Anding’s 73-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter put Burroughs up 14-7 at the half. His nine-yard run with 8:30 remaining in the third quarter made it a two touchdown lead, 21-7.

On the ensuing Burroughs drive, quarterback Brad Hunt faked a handoff to Anding and scampered 17 yards for a touchdown to put the Indians up 28-7 with 5:56 to go in the third quarter and the route was on.

Anding finished with 349 yards on 29 carries – topping the 300-yard mark for the fifth time in nine games. He crossed the 300-yard plateau on a hard earned four-yard with 3:55 remaining in the contest. Then he went untouched 46 yards for a TD on a run to the edge on the very next play to come within a yard of 350 yards on the night.

In total, Anding finished the regular season with 2,453 yards 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 scored 25 touchdowns.

Burroughs (6-4, 6-1) now leads the all-time series with Burbank, 41-22. It has also won six of the last seven meetings between the two rivals. The Tribe’s win also knocked the Bulldogs (4-6, 3-4) from playoff contention.

Burroughs Head Coach Keith Knoop gets the ice water bath as the game wound down to the final gun during the Indians 34-7 win against the Bulldogs in the Big Game   (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Head Coach Keith Knoop gets the ice water bath as the game wound down to the final gun during the Indians 34-7 win against the Bulldogs in the Big Game (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

“We don’t think about that stuff, we really try to treat it like another game,” Burroughs coach Keith Knoop said after the game. “We built this team with the focus of winning league and on winning in the playoffs and this was huge for both.”

Still, having been a part of the rivalry in some capacity for nearly three decades, Knoop understands the importance of the game to his team.

“We’ve told them they’ll tell their kids about the game and that they probably end up marrying someone who went to Burbank High” he joked.

Knoop added he is most proud of his team for overcoming a lot of obstacles this season, from an injury to Anding that largely contributed to the team’s lone league loss to having to play all of its games on the road because of construction to Memorial Field.

“It takes a special group of kids,” he said. “We are tired of buses to Luther (Middle School) for practice and tired of playing all of our games on the road, but we hope to do it awhile longer in these playoffs.”

Burbank and Burroughs Results for the Past 63 Years

Big Game

 63 Meetings; Burroughs leads 41 – 22

Compiled and edited by Dick Dornan


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. 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 26-21 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. 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). The Indians claimed their third league title in the last five years (2006, 2009), their eleventh in their storied history and won back to back league titles for the first time since 1977-1981 when they won five straight championships. 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.

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