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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 2, 2012
A star on the Burbank High freshman football team last season, things came easily for running back James Williams, as he was able to pile up the yards. “Running the ball started to come easier for me last year,” said Williams, who gained more than 1,900 yards for the Bulldogs last season. But making the jump to the varsity level this season has been an eye-opener for the sophomore. “It's a lot harder,” he said. “Things just don't come as easily because you play against teams and players that are better and tougher.” With a lot of hard work, Williams has seemed to have made the transition nicely.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
James Williams has seen limited playing time this season for the Burbank High football team. And the junior running back has contributed to his prolonged stints on the bench. Williams is determined to make the most of every touch he gets on offense. As a result, the swift-footed ballcarrier has racked up some big performances in the first halves of games this season for the Bulldogs, which has usually led to huge leads by Burbank after the first two quarters. In an effort not to run up the score, Burbank Coach Hector Valencia has pulled his star for almost the entire second half during the majority of the teams' games.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 14, 2013
The Burbank High football team accomplished something in 2012 it hadn't done the previous season - advancing to the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs. The Bulldogs also played well in the Pacific League, finishing second behind champion Muir. The fine accomplishments for the Bulldogs continued Monday, as two of their players were named to the All-CIF team. Making the team on offense was sophomore running back James Williams. Senior lineman Steven Kim earned a spot on the defensive squad.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 14, 2013
BURROUGHS VS. HOOVER WHEN : 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High) RECORDS : The Indians are 3-3, 2-1 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 2-4; 0-3 LAST WEEK : Burroughs lost to Muir, 42-7; Hoover lost to Pasadena, 33-13 OUTLOOK : The Indians ran into a quality Muir team last week in absorbing their only Pacific League loss of the season. The lone touchdown Burroughs was able to account for was a scoring pass from quarterback Andrew Williams to wide receiver Conor Joyce . Things should get a little easier for the Indians against a Hoover squad that has struggled in league.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | September 20, 2013
BURBANK - In 12 minutes, James Williams showed off his awesome talents, from his catching skills to his vision in the backfield to his burst of speed. With his team holding a six-point lead in the second quarter, Williams simply took over. The Burbank High junior had three touchdowns in the quarter, starting with a four-yard touchdown run and ending with a school-record 99-yard kickoff return for a score. In between, he had a spectacular 26-yard touchdown reception in between three defenders.
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By Robert Fulton | September 7, 2013
BURBANK - Burbank High's football team kicked off a 2013 season filled with great expectations on Friday night at Memorial Field. If the performance against Bell Gardens is any indication, the Bulldogs' lofty goals this season are warranted. Burbank dominated Bell Gardens, 33-14, moving the ball on the ground and through the air. PHOTOS: Burbank High vs. Bell Gardens High football Bulldog quarterback Ryan Meredith was 10 for 13 for 163 yards and three touchdowns.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the Burbank Leader | October 31, 2013
GLENDALE - The Burbank High football team scored 21 points in the first quarter of its Pacific League game against Hoover on Thursday. It didn't need much time to do so, as the Bulldogs had possession for just three minutes. The Bulldogs added 28 second-quarter points on four drives, each of which lasted less than a minute, in an impressive offensive display. Burbank's speed and strength were too overwhelming for the Tornadoes, as the Bulldogs ran away with a 49-0 win at Moyse Field.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 13, 2014
For the second straight year, James Williams proved to be a valuable offensive asset for the Burbank High football team. And for the second straight season, the running back has been rewarded for his contributions. Williams, a junior, earned his second consecutive All-CIF Southern Section Southeast Division offensive accolade when the list was released Monday. "When I won it last year, I felt I had something to prove to try and live up to being All-CIF," Williams said. "It has been a goal of mine to try and win All-CIF in all of my years with the team.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 27, 2013
ARCADIA - Pacific League opening games have brought out the best in the Burbank High football team in recent years. A big effort from James Williams made things more pleasurable for the Bulldogs on Friday night. On the ground or in the air, Williams took matters into his own hands after being benched for Burbank's first offensive possession. Williams, a junior, scored four first-half touchdown, including three rushing scores, to power visiting Burbank to a convincing 51-14 win against host Arcadia in the league opener for both teams.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
BURBANK - Those loud shouts bouncing off the walls and that extra crackling of their helmets represents a certain confidence the Burbank High football team has developed all summer long. There's a feeling in Bulldogs camp that 2013 is destined to be a special season, much like 2009. That year, Burbank captured its first-ever Pacific League championship, while advancing to quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs. Since then, Burbank has yet to reclaim a title over the last three years and has gone 0-2 in the first round of the playoffs.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
A long standing league championship drought was going to be snapped Wednesday. The Burroughs High and Burbank boys' track and field teams entered the final dual meet of the season tied and undefeated in the Pacific League. With both teams vying for their first crown in the Pacific League, the Indians were looking for their first title in 17 years, while the Bulldogs hadn't notched a championship in 29 years. Both of those titles came in the Foothill League. Behind outstanding performances by Matt Schwartz and Corwin Scherer, Burroughs was the team which was able to finally end the drought, besting Burbank, 79-57, at Memorial Field.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
ARCADIA - Burbank High track and field Coach Darin Wolf surmised that his boys' team would have to have a lot go its way if it hoped to upset perennial Pacific League champion Arcadia in a league dual meet Wednesday with Pasadena. Instead, the Bulldogs suffered their share of woes. In the first event of the meet, the 4x100-meter relay, Josh Cantong pulled up injured in the race and the Bulldogs didn't finish. Cantong, who was also slated to compete in the 200, 400 and the 4x400 relay, was done for the day. "That was a loss of potentially 20 points right there," Wolf said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 13, 2014
For the second straight year, James Williams proved to be a valuable offensive asset for the Burbank High football team. And for the second straight season, the running back has been rewarded for his contributions. Williams, a junior, earned his second consecutive All-CIF Southern Section Southeast Division offensive accolade when the list was released Monday. "When I won it last year, I felt I had something to prove to try and live up to being All-CIF," Williams said. "It has been a goal of mine to try and win All-CIF in all of my years with the team.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 3, 2013
Burbank High football had a football player garner one of the Pacific League's top awards despite playing limited minutes. Burroughs had a player earn one of the league's top awards after playing the entire campaign with a major injury. With Bulldog James Williams and Indian Hawkins Mann leading the way, the two local teams had their share of athletes earn All-Pacific League honors, as 28 Burbank and Burroughs players were selected on this year's list. Burbank, which tied for second in league and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division semifinals, had 13 players earn accolades, while Burroughs, which also tied for second, landed 15 players on the list.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 29, 2013
With its starting running backs unable to practice all week because of injuries prior to Burbank High's CIF Southern Section Southeast Division semifinal, the Bulldogs were at a distinct disadvantage. With star running back James Williams hobbled, Joseph Pendleton knocked out of the game in the first half and Tony Toledo not even suited up for Friday's contest against No. 2 La Serna, Burbank turned to its defense to take some of the pressure off. PHOTOS: Burbank High falls to La Serna in CIF playoff game The Bulldogs' defense did something no other opponent has been able to do against the Lancers in the playoffs - keep them in check for long periods.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
James Williams has seen limited playing time this season for the Burbank High football team. And the junior running back has contributed to his prolonged stints on the bench. Williams is determined to make the most of every touch he gets on offense. As a result, the swift-footed ballcarrier has racked up some big performances in the first halves of games this season for the Bulldogs, which has usually led to huge leads by Burbank after the first two quarters. In an effort not to run up the score, Burbank Coach Hector Valencia has pulled his star for almost the entire second half during the majority of the teams' games.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the Burbank Leader | October 31, 2013
GLENDALE - The Burbank High football team scored 21 points in the first quarter of its Pacific League game against Hoover on Thursday. It didn't need much time to do so, as the Bulldogs had possession for just three minutes. The Bulldogs added 28 second-quarter points on four drives, each of which lasted less than a minute, in an impressive offensive display. Burbank's speed and strength were too overwhelming for the Tornadoes, as the Bulldogs ran away with a 49-0 win at Moyse Field.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 14, 2013
BURROUGHS VS. HOOVER WHEN : 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High) RECORDS : The Indians are 3-3, 2-1 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 2-4; 0-3 LAST WEEK : Burroughs lost to Muir, 42-7; Hoover lost to Pasadena, 33-13 OUTLOOK : The Indians ran into a quality Muir team last week in absorbing their only Pacific League loss of the season. The lone touchdown Burroughs was able to account for was a scoring pass from quarterback Andrew Williams to wide receiver Conor Joyce . Things should get a little easier for the Indians against a Hoover squad that has struggled in league.
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By Jeff Tully | October 3, 2013
BURBANK - Opposing football teams have had trouble keeping up with the Burbank High offense this season. PHOTOS: Burbank vs. Pasadena football The Bulldogs run a hurry-up offense and the players run up to the line of scrimmage to try to get plays off within five seconds. That formula has served Burbank well so far. In a Pacific League game Thursday against Pasadena, the visiting Bulldogs got a taste of just how difficult it is to get set up to try and contain the high octane offensive attack.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 27, 2013
ARCADIA - Pacific League opening games have brought out the best in the Burbank High football team in recent years. A big effort from James Williams made things more pleasurable for the Bulldogs on Friday night. On the ground or in the air, Williams took matters into his own hands after being benched for Burbank's first offensive possession. Williams, a junior, scored four first-half touchdown, including three rushing scores, to power visiting Burbank to a convincing 51-14 win against host Arcadia in the league opener for both teams.
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