Temple City High School’s David Spratt and Bosco Tech’s Alex Burrola were involved in a single-car accident Saturday night in Temple City. Spratt, a senior wide receiver on the Rams football team, and Burrola, a senior defensive back for the Tigers, were transported to San Gabriel Methodist Hospital after the car they were in flipped over at the corner of Encinita Avenue and Pentland Street.
Burrola was treated for a cut on his left arm and Spratt had a bruised right knee and a sore back. They were released later that night. Burrola was driving Spratt home after Bosco Tech’s 35-30 loss to Verbum Dei at St. Matthias High School in Downey. Spratt has been a friend of Burrola for three years. “We lost control (and hit the sidewalk) when we were turning (onto Encinita Avenue), and next thing I remember is that I was upside down,” said Spratt, who sat out Monday’s practice. Spratt saw smoke and pulled Burrola out of the driver’s seat. “Then a friend on the street we were on heard and came and helped us,” Spratt said.