Burbank and Burroughs Football Garner All-League Honors

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By Dick Dornan
myBurbank Sports Editor

First, congratulations to Crescenta Valley who ran the table with 14 straight wins that culminated in a CIF Championship. The Falcons brought credibility to the Pacific League with their unbeaten season and incredible run to the title that every coach and player covets.

With that being said, the Pacific League released its All-League football selections and a host of Burbank and Burroughs players were recognized. A list of every recipient is below. Congrats to all the players!

First-Team Offense

A local pair of talented running backs made first team. Burbank senior Tony Toledo rushed for 764 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season to lead the Bulldogs to an 8-4 overall record and a quarterfinal appearance in the CIF Playoffs.

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Chance Bell of Burroughs

Chance Bell of Burroughs, a sophomore transfer from Las Vegas, made his presence known gaining 1,124 yards on 150 carries (7.5 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns as the Indians went 6-4 overall.

Toledo and Bell found success this year due in large part because of their offensive linemen. Senior Max Montoya of Burbank and the Burroughs senior duo of Andrew Mills and Anthony Olea made first-team.

Burroughs senior kicker Andres Aguilar converted six of nine field goals and 44 extra points to earn first-team accolades. He routinely put the ball in the end zone on kickoffs limiting the opposition from any special team scores.

First-team Defense

Burbank’s Kyle Alvarez and Burroughs’ Evan Gurley were two of the most dominant defensive linemen in the league.

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Burbank’s Kyle Alvarez

Alvarez, a senior, was the heart and soul of the Bulldogs’ defense. He recorded 83 tackles (21 of which were tackles for loss) and a league-high seven sacks to go along with four pass deflections and four fumble recoveries. Gurley, a junior, led the Indians with 89 tackles and four sacks.

Senior Chris Wong of Burbank had a team-high 96 tackles including 14 tackles for loss and Burroughs senior Justin Boyle (75 tackles) made first-team as linebackers.

Burbank senior Nick Cantong (37 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass break-ups) and Burroughs junior Hunter Guerin (62 tackles, 45 solo and four pass break-ups) were prominent players in the secondary. Both were big contributors on the offensive side as well.

First team, second team and honorable mention selections for Burbank and Burroughs are in bold below-

All-Pacific League            
               
Coach of the Year Paul Schilling CV
Co-Player of the year Taeon Mason MHS and Jordan Lobianco CV
Offensive Player Brian Gadsby CV      
Co Defensive Player Matt Erickson CV and Sean Bloks CV
Lineman of the Year Davo Hakobyan CV
Offensive Skill
1st 2nd      
Joseph Thomas PHS   Chazz Collins PHS  
Chase Keough MHS   Ryan Meredith BHS  
Tony Toledo BHS   Chase Walker CV  
Connor Van Ginkel CV   Aidan Anding JBHS  
Jonathan Jun CV   Daniel Jung GHS  
Chance Bell JBHS   Steven Luong AHS  
               
Offensive Line            
1st 2nd
Charles Townsend MHS Christian London PHS  
Max Montoya BHS   Jordan Meza BHS  
Brian Wong CV Nizar Abou-Chakra CV  
Andrew Mills JBHS   Shawn Edie JBHS  
Anthony Olea JBHS   Julius Santos GHS  
               
Kicker              
1st Andres Aguilar JBHS        
2nd Ryan Boyd BHS        
               
Defensive Line
1st 2nd      
Michael Fulton MHS Jeremiah Jones PHS
Anthony Hernandez MHS   Ceron Hurry BHS  
Kyle Alvarez BHS   Bryce Martinez JBHS  
Evan Gurley JBHS   Grey Cabrera GHS
Ryan Pugh AHS  
               
Linebackers
1st 2nd
Stephan Reyes MHS Derrell Davis MHS  
Chris Wong BHS Colin Caver CV
Justin Boyle JBHS Branden Garcia JBHS
Defensive Backs
1st 2nd
Nick Cantong BHS Elijah Trejo PHS
Tyler Hill CV Aki Arlington BHS
David Smith MHS Nick Warren BHS
Hunter Guerin JBHS Boston Lakin CV
Nick Tipton JBHS
Punter
1st  Alexander Hernandez PHS
2nd Danny Porras   BHS
Honorable Mention
Offense   Dorian Housholder   BHS      
Defense   Alex Gonzalez   BHS      
Offense   Michael Ospina JBHS      
Defense   Anthony Archuleta JBHS
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