BURBANK — Ryan Seidler and Ulisies Ochoa have been important players in helping the Burbank High football team enjoy success the past two years.
Seidler, a linebacker, and Ochoa, a running back, were rewarded for their fine efforts during their 2009 junior seasons by being named to the All-CIF Southern Section Southeast Division first team.
As seniors this past season, Seidler and Ochoa stepped up their games, putting up big numbers and breaking school records for the Bulldogs. And for the second year in a row, the two players were honored with All-CIF first-team accolades.
"I looked back and I didn't see anybody at Burbank making the All-CIF first team two years in a row," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "I'm pretty sure this is the first time that two guys won All-CIF back to back."
The two Bulldogs weren't the only area players who were named All-CIF. Burroughs had two recipients in senior linebacker Casey Barbello and senior defensive lineman Nick Brown, who were honored on the Southeast Division first team, and Bellarmine-Jefferson senior Micah Shirley, who made the Northeast Division first team as a defensive back.