By Tom Crowther
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor
Burbank High will be without three starters — Quortney Bowers, Robert Fowlks and Craig Nesbitt — who were all ejected in last week’s shutout versus Hoover High. With the preseason favorites the Arcadia Apaches still fuming from the beat-down Burroughs put on them at Arcadia last week, it could be a tough night for the Bulldogs when the two teams meet Friday.
Burroughs has a much lighter task when it travels to Glendale High, Thursday night, for a game versus the Nitros. Glendale is 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league and although improved by comparisons to the last few seasons, it hasn’t been within three touchdowns against the Indians after halftime in any game since Burroughs moved into the league in 2006.
If running back Zander Anding tops 300 yards again, a strong possibility, he might flirt with the 1,000-yard mark in a 15 day span. The senior running back has over 1,100 yards in just five games this season and is on pace to break the Indians’ all-time mark of 2001 yards set in 2008 by Dominic Barnes.
Burbank will have to rely on quarterback Austin Mowett and the tandem of Teddy Arlington and Herman Castro to keep-up with the high powered Apaches led by quarterback Myles Carr. A loss will knock either the Bulldogs or the Apaches out of the league race with the Indians and Crescenta Valley both likely heading to 3-0 in Pacific League play this week. Neither team wants to go 1-2 in league.
Burroughs 49, Glendale 13
Arcadia 38, Burbank 21