MEMORIAL FIELD — Being the oldest high school in the city, it was perhaps fitting that Burbank High got the opportunity to compete in the first varsity football game at the newly renovated Memorial Field.
The Bulldogs also got the chance to kick off the 2012 football season with a nonleague game Thursday night against visiting Chatsworth.
Fortunately for Burbank, it will always have the distinction of being the first to notch a victory at the venerable stadium.
The Bulldogs completely dominated the contest on both sides of the ball, hitting the Chancellors with a torrid running attack and stepping up on defense to limit Chatsworth to a lone field goal in the waning minutes. All of that led to an emphatic 39-3 win by Burbank.
Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said it was nice to return to Memorial Field after having to play all of his team's games on the road last season while the venue was undergoing renovations.