BURBANK HIGH — Just around the midway mark of Pacific League competition, the Hoover and Burbank high boys’ water polo teams are heading in opposite directions.
It’s not the way it’s been in recent years.
After years of struggling, the Tornadoes have begun to see their patience pay off by building with a core of players who have spent the past few years competing together. The Bulldogs, who have participated in the postseason the past couple of seasons, are in a partial rebuilding mode.
Hoover took another gigantic step toward qualifying for the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs Tuesday afternoon with a convincing 17-6 league victory at Burbank.