MEMORIAL FIELD — Despite being without an integral part of its offense on Thursday night, the Burbank High football team still showed why it's a strong contender to repeat as Pacific League champion.
And, when Hoover lost an even bigger catalyst of its own offense before halftime of a league game at Burroughs High's Memorial Field, so also went any chance of the Tornadoes getting back in the game.
Bulldogs quarterback Adam Colman passed for 203 yards and accounted for four total touchdowns in the absence of standout running back Ulisies Ochoa, who was injured in practice earlier in the week, as Burbank posted a 56-0 victory over a reeling Hoover squad that could never find an offensive rhythm.
"Without [Ochoa] that takes a lot away from our run game, that's our go-to guy, he's our workhorse," said Colman, whose efforts were bolstered by a 200-yard, two-touchdown rushing performance by Quortney Brazier. "We knew we could throw the ball, we've always been able to throw the ball and we just wanted to show that tonight and work on the game a little bit."