While they have their sights set on the future, the Burroughs High football coaches and players can't forget about the past.
What the Indians want to remember is the feeling they experienced last year after a disappointing 2012 season. The disappointments started with a 4-6 showing on the year and culminated with a 4-3 record in the Pacific League, tying Burroughs for third place and missing out on a spot in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs.
That was not what the program has been accustomed to in recent years, having captured Pacific League championships in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
"Obviously, we weren't happy with what we did last year," senior wide receiver/linebacker George Al Ajijian said. "We want to use that as a reference point of where we don't want to be and what we don't want to do. We just have to go into this season and think of it as a new year and not let what happened last year happen again."