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October 06, 2011

BURBANK VS. HOOVER

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 2-2, 1-0 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 0-4, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Glendale, 56-21; Hoover lost to Crescenta Valley, 35-0.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs will be trying to add to their fine league start last week. The Burbank running game was devastating against Hoover as it amassed 232 yards. Running back Quortney Brazier led the way with 159 yards and two touchdowns. Burbank has also benefited from the play of quarterback Austin Mowatt, who took over the starting duties two weeks into the season. The Tornadoes have trouble stopping other team's offenses, as the Falcons had 371 yards of total offense last week. Hoover has a solid running back in Luke Tabayoyong.

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SOMETHING INTERESTING: It was the second straight year the Bulldogs have scored 56 points against Glendale in league

BURROUGHS VS. ARCADIA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Arcadia High.

RECORDS: The Indians are 1-3, 1-0 in the Pacific League; the Apaches are 3-1, 1-0.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Pasadena, 49-34; Arcadia defeated Muir, 42-7.

OUTLOOK: This might be the biggest game of the Pacific League schedule for the Indians. Arcadia came into the season as the favorite to win a league title, and with the Apaches' win last week against Muir it looks like they mean business. Burroughs received a big game last week from running back Zander Anding, who ran for 302 yards and four total touchdowns. The Indians will have to contend with Arcadia quarterback Myles Carr, who is a threat through the air as well as on the ground. In last week's win, Carr completed 14 of 20 passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns. With some key players missing last week, the Burroughs defense gave up 304 passing yards against Pasadena.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: With the eligibility of a transfer quarterback being worked out, Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop said the team could have a new signal-caller vying for the starting job.

BELL-JEFF VS. MOUNTAIN VIEW

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Mountain View High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 2-3; the Vikings are 3-1.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Viewpoint, 62-20; Mountain View had a bye.

OUTLOOK: The Guards struggled and were never in last week's game against Viewpoint. It seems like it's been feast or famine this season for the Guards. When they play well they can compete against and beat teams, but when they don't things fall apart relatively quickly. The Vikings come into the nonleague game after having last week off. The team's last game was a 34-21 win against Hoover on Sept 22. Joshua Martinez, who scored three touchdowns and had 142 yards on the ground last week, continues to be Bell-Jeff's best offensive weapon.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Bell-Jeff defense surrenders an average of almost 30 points a game.

Jeff Tully

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