BURBANK — One needed to look no further than the first series from scrimmage for the Burbank High and Glendale football teams to predict how Thursday’s Pacific League game was going to go.
On the Nitros’ first set of downs, they were forced to punt and their offense netted minus three yards.
In contrast, the Bulldogs scored on the first play from scrimmage when quarterback Ryan Meredith completed a shovel pass to James Williams that went for a 50-yard touchdown.
The quick strike by Burbank was only a foreshadowing of what was to come, as it piled up 49 points in the first half and cruised to a 56-14 victory at Memorial Field.
After consecutive losses to Crescenta Valley and defending league champion Muir and their chances at a league championship all but evaporated, the Bulldogs (6-2, 3-2 in league) were in attack mode against Glendale (2-6, 0-5).