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Football previews: Burbank vs. Hoover; Burroughs vs. Arcadia

October 28, 2013|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com
(Roger Wilson Staff…)

BURBANK VS. HOOVER

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High)

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 6-2, 3-2 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 2-6, 0-5

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Glendale, 56-14; Hoover lost to Crescenta Valley, 56-16.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs played well last week against the Nitros after suffering two straight Pacific League losses the previous two weeks to Crescenta Valley and Muir. Heading into Thursday's contest, Burbank finds itself in a two-way tie for fourth place in league with Arcadia. A loss in the Bulldogs' final two games of the regular season would put an automatic playoff berth from the league out of their reach. However, the Bulldogs could get a playoff sniff if they defeat Hoover and take care of Burroughs in the annual Big Game rivalry contest. Hoover has long since seen its postseason aspirations fall by the wayside. The only victories the Tornadoes have to show for the season are nonleague wins against Blair, 65-0, and a forfeit against Sotomayor. Hoover opened the season with two wins and has proceeded to lose six-straight games. Burbank continues to run a torrid offensive attack behind junior running back James Williams and junior quarterback Ryan Meredith.

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SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burbank has the most prolific offense in the Pacific League, averaging 45.1 points a game, while Hoover is second to last with an average of 18.9 points a game.

BURROUGHS VS. ARCADIA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Arcadia High

RECORDS: The Indians are 5-3, 4-1 in the Pacific League; the Apaches are 5-3, 3-2.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Pasadena, 38-0; Arcadia lost to Muir, 48-7

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