It's finally happened. After years of talk, securing funds, and sometimes downright political bickering, shovels have finally been turned on the Memorial Field rebuilding project at Burroughs High School.
It was a who's who of Burbank schools, government and business in attendance at the ceremonies that featured the Burroughs Band, fresh off their performance in the recent Sugar Bowl.
When City Manager Mike Flad got up to give his comments, he recounted his senior year in 1983, remembering every detail of the game in which Burroughs quarterback Sean Spring hit Bret Mersola on a 61-yard touchdown pass to tie the score late in the fourth quarter. But Bulldog quarterback and legend Gary Lotka had enough time on the clock to march Burbank down for a field goal attempt.