BURBANK — Ahead late, the Burbank High football team could afford to trade touchdowns with Crescenta Valley in the second half of Friday night’s Pacific League game and the Bulldogs certainly gave as good as they got, and then some, in their 38-21 win at Memorial Field.
“We didn’t dwell on what they did,” Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. “We just said, ‘OK we’ve got to take care of our business now and it showed.’ They definitely pounded the ball on us, but we were bending and didn’t break too much.”
James Williams’ 59-yard touchdown run, which capped off a 168-yard rushing night for the sophomore back, gave Burbank (5-2, 4-0 in league) its final 17-point lead and officially ended CV’s comeback hopes with 5:20 to play in the fourth quarter, but it was another big-yardage play earlier in the fourth that finished off the Falcons.
Less than three minutes after Kyle Tavizon had rushed for a 20-yard touchdown out of the Wildcat formation to pull Crescenta Valley (3-4,1-3) within 26-21 with 11:12 left in the game, Burbank faced a third and seven from its own 46-yard line.