MEMORIAL FIELD — The Hoover and Burbank high footballs teams were even for one quarter during their Pacific League contest at Burroughs High on Thursday night.
After that, Burbank broke the stalemate while scoring at will the rest of the game on offense and defense.
In need of a victory to get back into the playoff picture, Burbank rolled to a 55-0 win.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bulldogs (4-4, 2-3 in league). Hoover saw its losing skid swell to 18 by dropping to 0-8, 0-5.
Burbank, which entered the game in fifth place in league and one game behind Arcadia, Burroughs and Glendale, got a pair of rushing touchdowns from sophomore running back Ulises Ochoa to get back into the postseason hunt with two games remaining in the regular season. Linebackers William Ortega and Sam Bethany picked off passes by Hoover quarterback AJ Pule and returned them for touchdowns.