Burroughs Football Meets Santa Fe

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Javier Pineda grinds away yardage (Photo by Craig Sherwood)
By Rick Assad
Sports Editor

 

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After splitting a pair of games on the road, the Burroughs High football team plays its first home match tonight at Memorial Field against Santa Fe. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Indians opened their season with a 45-25 setback to Calabasas, but don’t be fooled by the final score because they actually led midway through the third quarter before surrendering the final 26 points.

Burroughs then outmuscled and outclassed Rosemead, 49-15, so tonight’s game could be high-scoring.

The Indians are a balanced offense, and their stout defense has a “take-no-prisoner attitude.”

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Burroughs Indians host Santa Fe Chiefs tonight.

The Chiefs fell to St. Joseph, 47-21, and Bonita, 32-6, but defeated South El Monte, 38-14.

Senior quarterback Steven Hubbell has done a marvelous job for the Indians, having thrown for 260 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Hubbell averages 20 pass attempts per game and finds the target on 12.5, which gives junior running back Chance Bell enough carries to have accounted for nearly 140 yards per game.

Bell has tallied four touchdowns, was the leading ground-gainer last season, and has 319 all-purpose yards.

Senior wide receiver Erick Hernandez has caught seven passes for 63 yards, but three have been touchdowns.

Senior defensive back Jarret Wrobel has seven solo tackles and three assists, and senior free safety Robert Awunganyi has six solo tackles and four assists.

Senior strong safety Devlin Jimenez has contributed six solo tackles, five assists and one sack, and junior outside linebacker Nico Frugone has two solo tackles with nine assists.