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September 14, 2011


WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Canyon Country Canyon High.

RECORDS: Burroughs is 0-2; Hart is 1-1.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to Canyon Country Canyon, 42-14; Hart defeated Palmdale, 49-24.

OUTLOOK: Burroughs is still looking for its first win of the season after losses to Saugus and Canyon. Things don't look any easier against Hart, as Burroughs ends its nonleague campaign. Hart has gone with a two-quarterback system for its first two gams, with Connor Wingenroth and Cory Mayes sharing time. Running back Dylan Edwards had 135 yards and a touchdown in just for carries before being knocked out of the game in the first half last week. Burroughs has a talented running back in Zander Anding, who has four touchdowns. A loss would mark the second straight season the Indians have began the year 0-3.


SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burroughs has a bye next week and will open Pacific League play Sept. 30 at Pasadena.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: South Torrance High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 1-1; the Spartans are 1-0.

LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to West Ranch, 41-7; South Torrance defeated Irvine, 23-10.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs have had trouble fine-tunning their offense in their two losses. In fact, Burbank has scored a combined 17 points in the loss to West Ranch and a 10-3 opening-season win against Warren. The Burbank defense, which didn't allow a touchdown in its opener, couldn't stop West Ranch. The Spartans, who are ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Northwest Division, are coming off a 2010 campaign in which they played for a division championship. South Torrance has a solid pair of running backs in Colton Glandorff and Brandon Loera. The Bulldogs have played two quarterbacks in their first two games.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burbank has a bye next week and will open Pacific League play Sept. 29 at Glendale.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Rosamond High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 1-1; the Roadrunners are 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Fairmont Prep, 37-8; Rosamond lost to Antelope Valley, 28-6.

OUTLOOK: The Guards were able to turn around their fortunes last week after suffering a mistake-filled 12-8 loss to Flintridge Prep to start the season Sept. 2. Mistakes proved costly last week for the Roadrunners, who committed seven turnovers against Antelope Valley. Bell-Jeff received a huge performance last week by Joshua Martinez, who carried the ball 11 times for 218 yards and four touchdowns. He also had an interception. The game against Rosamond, located in Kern County approximately 80 miles away, is the Guards' longest road trip of the season.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Three of Bell-Jeff's first four nonleague games take place at its home field of North Hollywood High.

Jeff Tully

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