Behind a solid attack, Burroughs stepped up Thursday and defeated Claremont at home, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19.
Burroughs (22-6, 9-1 in league) — in only its fourth year of existence as a program — shares the league championship with the Wolfpack (25-6, 9-1).
It is the school’s first boys’ volleyball league title.
The win avenged a 25-11, 25-21, 25-16 loss April 23.
“Our players just came in confident,” said Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton, who has headed the program since it was established in 2007. “We knew we had second, and that would have been a great accomplishment for us. But these guys kept pushing and they really believed they could achieve their goal of a league championship.”
The Indians’ program has continued to improve under Brinton. From a 3-13 start in 2007, to a 10-12 mark in 2008 and an 11-8 record last season, Burroughs has qualified for the playoffs in three of the four seasons.
“Our team has just two seniors this season, and only one has played since he was a freshman,” Brinton. “But we are getting young players into the program and they have been coming up through the ranks to help us.”
Against Claremont, Lucas Yanez had 14 kills and 15 digs, Ike Nwachie had eight kills, Kevin Trejo had 10 digs and Tyler Yanez had 35 assists.
“We are excited about the playoffs, and we’re looking forward to a home game for once,” said Brinton, whose teams have never won a playoff match.