Herman Castro’s last 22 yards of his 139 yards were by far his most important of the evening. The 22-yard run, his third score of the night, secured a 35-34 win for the Bulldogs. The win snapped a three-game skid for Burbank and a three-game winning streak for Muir and made things mighty interesting for the final two playoff spot in the Pacific League.
Arcadia and Burroughs know they’re in with a 5-1 league mark. Arcadia will play at Crescenta Valley on Friday, November 11 while Burroughs and Burbank square off at Arcadia High School due to construction at Memorial Field.
CV is 4-2 in league, tied with Pasadena for third. Pasadena plays Muir next week. If the season ended today Arcadia and Burroughs would share the league title with the Indians taking the number one seed having beaten Arcadia head-to-head. Pasadena would hold the third seed and CV the final spot. However, Muir and Burbank — both 3-3 in league — could really make things interesting with wins next week. Potentially, four teams could be 4-3 in a third place tie with coin flips determining who goes on and whose season ends. Arcadia or Burroughs could still win the league out right, they could share a league title, or they could fall to second depending on outcomes next week.
Castro’s 139 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns were the difference in Burbank’s stunning win at Muir. Burbank and Burroughs have much more than mere bragging rights at stake in the annual big game.