Spring football is all about filling spots, assessing talent and beginning to build the makings of a team.
At least that's what spring football provided this year for the Burroughs High and Burbank football teams, as spring practices concluded last week. With returning coaches and established systems, the Indians and Bulldogs picked up just where they left off when the season concluded in the fall.
However, there was no spring football at Bellarmine-Jefferson. With new coach Lance Fauria at the helm for less than a month before spring ball got underway, there was just no time to assemble a workout regimen or get the Guards players organized.
Coming off seasons in which two of the three teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2012, Burroughs, Burbank and Bell-Jeff did lose their share of talented players. However, all three coaches are optimistic about the 2013 campaign and expect to have their share of standout players.