Burbank High football Coach Hector Valencia didn't have to go too far to pick the brain of someone who had first-hand knowledge of the Bulldogs' next opponent.
That opponent is La Serna, and Burbank will face the Lancers in a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at California High in Whittier.
In the opening game of the playoffs, cross-town rival Burroughs absorbed the brunt of La Serna's potent offensive attack, with the Indians coming out on the losing end of a 55-7 result.
"The thing about La Serna is they're not very big, and when you watch them on film they kind of put you to sleep because they are so methodical and they are so good at what they do," Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop said. "They are incredibly well-coached, their kids don't make many mistakes and what's killer about them is that they play snap to whistle every single play. Nobody takes a play off.