Burbank And Burroughs Play Hosts

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
By Rick Assad
Sports Editor


Burbank High and Burroughs will have home dates beginning tonight at Memorial Field as the Bulldogs face Glendale, while the Indians play Friday against Pasadena and seek their fifth straight win and third consecutive in Pacific League action.

After a win against Monrovia that was stricken via forfeit, Burbank split the next four games, but its 21-20 league defeat at home against previously winless Muir last week really stung, which could make it a long night for the Nitros.

The Nitros are 1-4 after four consecutive defeats including league losses versus Arcadia, 42-0 at home and on the road against Crescenta Valley, 59-7.

Glendale opened its season with a 27-17 triumph at San Gabriel, but then suffered home setbacks to La Canada, 22-9 and South Pasadena, 51-21.

Burbank junior quarterback Guy Gibbs has thrown eight touchdowns with three interceptions and has 555 yards. Gibbs sets the tone for the offense which has scored a combined 27 points in its last two games.

The running attack is solid with sophomore tailback Darnell Williams accounting for 300 yards, with a long of 43 yards and one score. Williams has also snared seven passes for 57 yards.

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Junior WR/DB Forest Fajardo is versatile. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Junior running back Nick Warren has 176 yards with two scores and junior Andy Reyes has rushed for 100 yards.

Junior wide receiver Forest Fajardo has caught 13 passes for 212 yards with three scores, and senior wide receiver Noah Powell has 134 yards on six catches with two touchdowns.

Reyes, a defensive back, leads the charge with 50 solo tackles, 17 assists and two sacks, while senior defensive back David Medrano has 22 solo tackles with 19 assists and one sack.

Junior defensive back Miguel Vasquez has 24 solo tackles and 13 assists, and junior linebacker Jake Kelley has contributed 24 solo tackles with 12 assists and a pair of sacks.

The Indians have scored 42 points or more in four consecutive games, including a high of 49 on the road against Rosemead and at home versus Muir.

Senior quarterback Steven Hubbell has 718 yards through the air with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hubbell has also run for a pair of scores.

Junior running back Chance Bell has compiled 659 yards and tallied 13 touchdowns, while senior wide receiver Erick Hernandez has scored six touchdowns and has 200 receiving yards on 14 receptions.

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Chance Bell leads the Indians’ ground attack. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Senior wide receiver Cade Borland has 204 yards on 15 catches and two scores, while senior wide receiver Nick Mercado had eight catches for 114 yards and three touchdowns.

The defense is stacked as is led by senior linebacker Branden Garcia, who has five solo tackles and 24 assists. Senior defensive back Robert Awunganyi has 12 solo tackles and 13 assists.

Senior defensive back Jarret Wrobel has 12 solo tackles and 11 assists with three interceptions, and senior linebacker Connor Garden has five solo tackles with 18 assists and one sack.