DOWNEY — It took all of one half of action for the Burbank High football team to achieve what was once considered unattainable.
For a second straight week, the Bulldogs were flat out dominant in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs.
Yet, this time that excellence advanced Burbank to the school's first-ever semifinal appearance in the modern era after the Bulldogs dispatched of divisional darling Santa Fe, 42-0, in the quarterfinals at Allan Layne Stadium at Downey High on Friday evening.
With the victory, Pacific League runner-up Burbank (10-2) will face third-seeded Del Rio League champion La Serna (10-2) on the road.
The Lancers punched their ticket to the final four with a 51-7 win over Diamond Bar.
"We spent a lot of time dissecting film this week to see what Santa Fe would and could do," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "We had a three-hour practice yesterday, which is unheard of. Everything this week was to get to the semifinals for the first time ever and we did it."