BURBANK — With just one win in 13 league games for the Burbank High boys' soccer team, some thought Burroughs had a gimme when it faced the Bulldogs on Thursday needing a win to clinch its second straight Pacific League championship.
But the match was anything but a walk-over for the Indians.
Although Burroughs clung to a one-goal lead more than half way through the second half, it was able to come on late in the contest, and sparked by a hat trick from Milosh Petko, the Indians secured a 4-2 victory that allowed them to walk off Memorial Field as league champions.
It was a hard-fought road to the title for Burroughs (15-3-5, 11-1-2), which finished the league campaign with 35 points, just two points ahead of Pasadena (15-1-4, 10-1-3 for 33 points). The pressure was put on the Indians when earlier in the day Pasadena earned a 3-2 victory over rival Muir.