By Tom Crowther
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor
Burroughs boys’ basketball coach, Adam Hochberg, and his wife, Oakley, welcomed their first child, Brevin Trey, two weeks ago. The couple, who both teach at the school, and their new addition are doing well. Hope is the newborn will make his debut at the Burroughs gym when Hochberg’s h improved squad teams with the girls’ team in their annual alumni games the evening before Thanksgiving.
Burroughs Cross Country Results
Anthony Monroy placed second at the Tribe’s second Pacific League meet last Thursday at Crescenta Valley’s home course with a 15:43 time. As a team, the boys’ varsity cross country team placed fourth. The girls’ team was led by Gracia Innocentia, who finished eighth with a time of 19:48. The Indians placed third overall.
Heading into this week, the Burroughs Indians were 11-0 in Pacific League play. Perhaps more impressive they have only lost one GAME in league play, having won 10 of their 11 matches in straight games. The lone game that got away was earlier this month against Burbank High.
The Bulldogs sit alone in third place in league after beating Crescenta Valley in four games on Tuesday. Burbank, 7-3 in Pacific League play, was led by Stephanie Eskander and Jamie Gonzalez who each had 11 kills. In what has become a very classy tradition, the two teams raised money for the battle against breast cancer through the “Side-Out” Foundation.
In a battle of Bulldogs, Burbank will have its hands full this week against Pasadena High School. Both teams fell behind big time last week, but Pasadena was able to rally for a win versus Crescenta Valley.
Burbank should get a boost from the return of three starters who were out last week after being ejected the week before in accordance with CIF Southern Section rules. That said, Burbank has to wonder if it can keep up with Pasadena who has shown it can score on just about anyone. I’m going with the team coming off a big win in this one.
Pasadena 38, Burbank 34
Just looking at the records and one would think the Crescenta Valley Falcons should be a good test for the Burroughs Indians. Burroughs is 3-3 overall but 3-0 in Pacific League play, while the Falcons are 4-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. But, since CV couldn’t stop the Pasadena offense last week one has to wonder how they will stop Burroughs, riding high off a 70-point surge against Glendale a week ago. CV surrendered 33-straight points and 53 overall in falling to Pasadena.
The Indians are led by running back Zander Anding, who accounted for 42 of those 70 points last week by himself. The senior scored seven touchdowns and ran for 379 yards on just 19 carries. His 1511 yards through six games puts him on pace to shatter the school’s single season rushing mark of 2001 yards by Dominic Barnes in 2008. Putting this into better perspective, at the pace he is going Anding could flirt with 3,000 yards should the Indians win two or more playoff games. Those type of numbers would put him in conversations about the career record holders at the school.
Burroughs also showcased an air attack last week with quarterback Brad Hunt adding two touchdown passes and a 30-yard TD run in his debut. He had 129 yards passing on five of 14 passing including a 51-yard touchdown strike to Eli Peppmuller.
Burroughs 52, CV 31