One nonleague opponent will resemble possibly its fastest foe in the Pacific League.
Another nonleague team will feature athletes who will remind it of another league rival.
And a third team will have been playing with shoulder pads and helmets long before Burbank suits up for the first time at practice.
The Burbank High football team has loaded its nonleague schedule with tough teams that feature resemblances to league tests.
"Some [nonleague] teams are fast, some teams are big. It will definitely get us ready for league," said Burbank Coach Hector Valencia, whose team missed out on the playoffs after finishing 4-6, 3-4 in league last year.
Burbank will open its season with a zero week game against Chatsworth on Aug. 23 at Burroughs' new Memorial Field. The game will be the first football game on the renovated field.
"It's tough playing a zero game, but it's exciting," Valencia said. "It's a new stadium. We're excited to be there. If Burroughs was the first one there, it wouldn't matter. We love the place. The grass is good quality turf.