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October 12, 2011

BURROUGHS VS. GLENDALE

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).

RECORDS: The Indians are 2-3, 2-0 in the Pacific League; the Nitros are 1-4, 0-2.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Arcadia, 41-29; Glendale lost to Pasadena, 47-46.

OUTLOOK: The Indians are coming off one of the biggest wins in years after knocking off Pacific League favorite Arcadia. Running back Zander Anding continues to provide the offensive spark for Burroughs. Last week, he had his second straight 300-plus rushing game and has tallied more than 1,100 yards on the season. He is on pace to break Dominique Barnes' school record of 2,001 set in 2008. Glendale has a solid running back in Alex Yoon, who rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns last week.

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SOMETHING INTRESTING: For the second straight season, the Indians are trying to go 3-0 in league after finishing 0-3 in nonleague play.

BURBANK VS. ARCADIA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Arcadia High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 3-2, 2-0 in the Pacific League; the Apaches are 3-2, 1-1.

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Hoover, 48-0; Arcadia lost to Burroughs, 41-29.

OUTLOOK: It's not a good week for the Bulldogs to be short-handed. However, Burbank will be without three players — Quortney Brazier, Robert Fowlks and Craig Nesbitt — after the three were thrown out of last week's game for fighting. The Bulldogs will have to contend with an Arcadia team that will likely be motivated after falling to Burroughs. The Apaches have talented players in quarterback Myles Carr and receiver Taylor Lagace, last season's league player of the year. The Burbank offense has been led by running backs Teddy Arlington and Herman Castro and quarterback Austin Mowett.

SOMETHING INTRESTING: Arcadia averages 33.2 points a game and Burbank averages 28.4.

BELL-JEFF VS. SALESIAN

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Salesian High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 3-3; the Mustangs are 4-2.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Mountain View, 20-14; Salesian defeated Whittier, 41-6.

OUTLOOK: The Guards just survived with an overtime win last week, ending their nonleague schedule on a high note. However, Bell-Jeff jumps right into the fire of Santa Fe League competition with a game against the defending champions. The Mustangs — ranked No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division — have a solid quarterback in Jihad Vercher, who has completed 88 of 158 passes for 1,641 yards and nine touchdowns. He averages 273.5 yards passing a game. Salesian also likes to mix in the run, with Christian Vega (489 yards) leading the way. The Guards have an accomplished running back of their own in Joshua Martinez, who has 11 rushing touchdowns.

SOMETHING INTRESTING: The last time Bell-Jeff beat Salesian was in 2008, notching an 18-6 win.

Jeff Tully

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