This is the second in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools over the past school year. This installment is Burbank High:
League championships were hard to come by during the 2010-11 campaign for the Bulldogs teams. In fact, no Burbank squad was able to claim a Pacific League title.
The football team came closest, staying in contention for a crown late in the season. However, the Bulldogs lost their final game of the regular season to place third. Burbank (7-4) did have a winning season, as it lost in the first round of the Southeast Division playoffs to Santa Fe, 28-14.
Despite the lack of team success, Bulldog athletes did enjoy a wealth of accomplishments as individuals.
Leading the way was senior track and field and cross-country standout McKenzie Paul.
In cross-country, Paul placed 11th in 18 minutes, 44 seconds at the CIF Southern Section finals and was the lone Bulldogs qualifier in the CIF prelims, finishing sixth in her heat with a time of 18:12. In addition, Paul ran to a fourth-place finish (19:19.94) in the Pacific League finals.