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October 05, 2010

BURBANK VS. GLENDALE

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 3-1; the Nitros are 0-4.

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Muir, 22-19; Glendale lost to Crescenta Valley, 35-14.

OUTLOOK: Burbank overcame a major hurdle in its quest to repeat as Pacific League champion with the win against Muir last week. The Mustangs, along with cross-town rival Burroughs, were thought to be the Bulldogs' toughest competition this season. Burbank will take on a Pasadena team that defeated La Salle, 36-16, for its lone win of the season. The Bulldogs' defense stepped up last week and was able to keep the potent Muir offense in check late in the game. The defense has been led by senior Ryan Seidler, who has 60 tackles in four games.

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SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Bulldogs are ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division.

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BURROUGHS VS. PASADENA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Pasadena High

RECORDS: The Indians and Bulldogs are both 1-3.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Hoover, 57-13; Pasadena lost to Arcadia, 44-7.

OUTLOOK: The Indians had their offense rolling — especially the ground game — in the Pacific League opening win last week against the Tornadoes. It was the Burroughs offense that shined last week, as the team had 529 yards of total offense. Like its cross-town counterpart, Burroughs is on its way to trying to win its second consecutive Pacific League championship. The Bulldogs have had trouble scoring points this season, as they are averaging just 11.7 points a contest. In contrast, Burroughs, which lost all three of its nonleague games on the road, averages nearly 30.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burroughs will play its first home game of the season Oct. 15 when it hosts Arcadia in a league game at Memorial Field.

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