By Dick Dornan
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor
Burroughs traveled to Muir Friday night with the daunting task of winning on the road against the first-place Mustangs. The Indians pushed Muir to the limit only to fall just short in the closing minute of the contest, 21-14.
Muir converted a 71-yard drive that consumed close to eight minutes with a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Joshua Muema-Washington. The tie-breaking score came with only 45 seconds remaining in the contest.
With the win, Muir kept pace with Burbank for the Pacific League title. Both teams are 4-0 and meet on Friday at Muir. Burroughs fell to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in league.
The Indians trailed 7-0 early in the second quarter when Israel Montes scored on a one-yard run to tie the game. Muir scored late in the second quarter to take a 14-7 advantage into halftime.
Mid-way through the third quarter, JBHS struck again when junior quarterback Andrew Williams found a wide-open Conor Joyce for a 70-yard touchdown pass that knotted the game up at 14 apiece.
The two teams played hard-nosed defense the rest of the game not giving into each other. With league implications at stake, Muir stepped up to the plate and responded with the late game-winning drive to deny a valiant effort by the Indians.
Burroughs travels to Moyse Field in Glendale on Thursday to take on Hoover at 7 p.m.