BURBANK — It is a cross-town rivalry any time Burroughs High goes up against Burbank in any sport. But in boys' volleyball the rivalry is a purely geographical based one as the Indians are a divisional powerhouse and the Bulldog program is in just its second year after being revived as a varsity program.
As the two squads squared off Wednesday in Pacific league play on the Indians' home floor, the metaphorical gulf between the two programs was on display as the hosts quickly and easily handled the visiting Bulldogs, sweeping them, 25-15, 25-13, 25-11.
"We try not to treat it as a cross-town rivalry or anything," Burroughs Daniel Jacobs said. "We try not to let emotions get in the way of our playing [because], of course, a lot of emotion comes with it."
Burroughs (14-4, 7-1 in league) controlled every aspect of the contest on the way to its second sweep of the Bulldogs this season. This means Burbank (5-9, 5-4) is yet to take a game from the Indians, currently ranked No. 9 in CIF Southern Section Division II, since reviving the program.