The Burbank High football team accomplished something in 2012 it hadn’t done the previous season — advancing to the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs.
The Bulldogs also played well in the Pacific League, finishing second behind champion Muir.
The fine accomplishments for the Bulldogs continued Monday, as two of their players were named to the All-CIF team.
Making the team on offense was sophomore running back James Williams. Senior lineman Steven Kim earned a spot on the defensive squad.
Joining the two Bulldogs on the All-CIF list was senior Josh Martinez of Bellarmine-Jefferson. Martinez was a Northeast Division offensive selection.
“It’s a big honor to be named All-CIF in football at Burbank High,” Bulldogs Coach Hector Valencia. “If you look at all the years we’ve played football at the school, there’s really not an overwhelming amount of players who’ve been named All-CIF. It’s something James and Steven can be proud of.”
As a dangerous weapon for Burbank, Williams made an instant impact with the varsity team after playing on the freshman squad the year before. Along with earning the Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year award, he was also an All-Area first-team selection.
On the season, Williams had 133 carries for 1,443 yards (10.8 yards a carry) and 17 touchdowns.