BURBANK — It appears that the remedy to one of the worst first halves of play for the Burroughs High football team was perhaps the team’s best two-quarter action of the season Friday night in Pacific League play versus visiting Crescenta Valley High.
The Indians recovered from a 17-point deficit fueled by two turnovers in scoring the game’s final 24 points en route to an improbable and unforgettable 24-17 win over the Falcons at Memorial Field.
“Hey, we were the underdog. Everyone was telling us that we didn’t have Crescenta Valley’s offense and we had no defense,” Indians Coach Keith Knoop said. “What we had was a plan that we finally stuck to in the second half and were able to get the win.”
Junior wide receiver Aidan Anding capped the wild comeback when he took an inside pass from quarterback Andrew Williams (10 for 19 for 102 yards) and juked two defenders before finding his way into the end zone from 37 yards which, after a point-after from Andres Aguilar, gave the Indians their first lead, 24-17, with 53 seconds left.