BURROUGHS HIGH — The excitement and pressure to perform at the highest level is only compounded when the contest is a cross-town rivalry game between Burbank and Burroughs ???highs.
That enthusiasm and anticipation was cranked up a notch when the teams met Wednesday afternoon in the Pacific League finale for both teams.
Along with city bragging rights, the winner of the contest would earn a berth into the CIF Southern Section playoffs and get a chance to play for the league tournament championship next week. The loser would miss the playoffs by one spot, and be relegated to playing in consolation matches in the league tourney.
Burbank definitely looked like a team that desperately wanted the final playoff spot, as the Bulldogs came out with a stellar defense that shut out the Indians for the first two quarters. Couple that with a fine effort from Burbank's Jordan Card, and the Bulldogs had themselves a 13-2 victory at Burroughs High.