Like its two cross-town counterparts, the Burroughs High football team has been dislodged from its home field this season.
However, unlike Burbank High, the Indians also lost their practice facility, as Memorial Field continues to be under renovation. That means along with having to play all of their games on the road during the 2011 campaign, the Indians also have been forced to hold their practices off campus, spending the summer at Luther Burbank Middle School.
Burroughs is also dealing with another loss, as more than 25 seniors from last season's co-Pacific League championship team graduated.
The biggest losses were quarterback Lucas Yanez (1,965 yards passing, 19 touchdowns throwing and nine rushing touchdowns), running back Tadeo Zuniga (1,241 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns), linebacker Casey Barbello (144 tackles) and lineman Nick Brown (60 tackles).
Yanez was a three-year starter and was instrumental in helping lead Burroughs to league championships during his junior and senior seasons. He ended his career as the No. 2 all-time passer in school history and made the top 10 list among rushers.