In just its fourth year of existence as a program, many thought the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team pulled off a major feat when it tied Claremont for the Pacific League championship in 2010.
The title was the first in program history.
However, this past season, the Indians broke through the ceiling of past success when they put together a monumental campaign. Along with capturing the league crown outright, Burroughs (34-5) also advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division III championship after not getting past the second round previously, and qualified for the state playoffs — another first. In the state tournament, the Indians earned an upset win in the first round.
"With the success we had this season, I think the days of us sneaking up on anybody, or us playing the underdog role, are over," said Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton, who has guided the program since it inception in 2007. "People kind of know us now."