Burbank Duo Selected All-CIF in Football

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James Williams, #21, runs upfield against Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

By Dick Dornan
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor

Steven Kim, #90, takes down a CV player (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The California Interscholastic Federation announced its All-CIF selections in football yesterday.  Two members from Burbank High were honored from the Southeast Division: running back James Williams and defensive lineman Steven Kim.

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Williams, a sophomore, rushed for 1,443 yards on 133 carries for an amazing 10.85 yards per carry. He scored 17 touchdowns on the season.

Kim, a senior, had 65 tackles on the season including a school-record 12 sacks. He will play in the Daily News All-Star game this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons.
 
“It’s quite special. For them to make it with an elite group of players is a big honor,” Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. “James’ work ethic all year was amazing and it showed on the field. Steven paid his dues in the program and earned the respect of his peers and coaches.”
 
Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Pacific League while Kim was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
 
The Bulldogs finished 7-4 overall and 6-1 in league.
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