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Burbank football blasts through Glendale

Burbank Bulldogs score quickly and often in 56-10 Pacific League victory at Moyse Field.

October 25, 2012|By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com
  • Burbank's Teddy Arlington rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in the Bulldogs' 56-10 win over Glendale.
Burbank's Teddy Arlington rushed for 147 yards… (Photo by Libby Cline )

SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - More often than not, the Glendale High football team's woes have come down to its defense spending too much time on the field.

Oddly enough, the Nitros suffered from the reverse dilemma when facing Burbank in a Pacific League game Thursday night at Moyse Field, as they were flattened by the Bulldogs' explosive rushing attack and one big-yardage scoring play after another.

Burbank ran just 15 offensive plays in the first half, but made the most of them, scoring 35 points and opening the floodgates for a 56-10 victory in which three of its tailbacks topped the 100-yard rushing mark.

James Williams nearly doubled that milestone all on his own, as he finished with 194 yards and three touchdowns in just four carries, all in the first half, to help the Bulldogs, ranked 10th in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division, erase the bad taste of last week's league loss to Muir. Teddy Arlington added 147 yards in eight carries with a touchdown and Joseph Pendelton had 104 yards in eight carries with three scores.

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"I just followed my blockers and went from there," said Williams, whose third score of the game, a 62-yarder that started just outside the right hash before reversing field all the way up the left sideline with zeros on the clock, gave Burbank (6-3, 5-1 in league) a 35-3 lead at halftime. "We had to have a good game this week because of what happened last week."

On the other hand, Glendale (2-7, 1-5) was coming off a big win last week over Crescenta Valley, but never found an opening on Thursday despite dominating time of possession and totaling 174 yards in the first half on six drives, three of which reached into Burbank territory.

"They run their offense really well and they have some good football players over there and we couldn't make tackles," said Glendale Coach John Tuttle, who got 83 yards in 18 carries from Daniel Jung. "Our guys were just bouncing off their running backs.

"I was pleased that we moved the ball in between the 20s, we've just got to get better when we start getting in the red zone."

After Glendale's opening drive stalled at midfield, Arlington returned the ensuing punt 77 yards to the Glendale 11-yard line, where Pendleton punched it in from four yards out two plays later for a 7-0 lead with 6:36 left in the first quarter.

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