Thursday Final: Burbank adds to Pasadena’s woes, 42-7



By Keith Lair

BURBANK — Burbank High School has already established that it can run the ball.
But what makes the undefeated Bulldogs dangerous is that they have become very adept at passing the ball, too.
On Thursday night, Burbank’s James Williams and Joseph Pendleton each ran for more than 100 yards and Burbank rushed for 307 yards as a team. But it was the passing by quarterback Ryan Meredith that seemed to make a difference in a 42-7 Pacific League victory over winless Pasadena in a game played at Burroughs High.
Just when Pasadena seemed to get a handle on stopping the running game, Meredith went to Oharjee Brown. The summer transfer from Burroughs caught six passes, two for touchdowns. Meredith completed 8 of 11 passes for 89 yards and three touchdowns.
Burbank improved to 5-0 and 2-0.
Pasadena, which scored its only TD in the fourth quarter on a Ryan Vaughn’ 53-yard run, slipped 0-5 and 0-2.
Pasadena coach Doug Bledsoe: “It’s a learning process. We have a lot of young kids. No matter that, we have to get the young guys to play harder. They have to step up and grow up quickly.”

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  • 626

    Ok, so when do we start having the conversation about why PHS and other WSGV programs have falling on historical hard times?

  • Anonymous

    At least Hoover is coming up next week. Probably their last chance for a W this year.

    It’s a shame to see this. I wonder what, if anything, can be done to turn things around.

  • 626

    Anonymous- I’ve been wondering the same thing. I just don’t get it. And Coach Bledsoe says the team is young, well Coach Horton said the exact same thing the two seasons before this one. Not only can PHS not attract kids to come and play, they can’t hang on to the ones they have as underclassmen. Crayvon Gillespie is tearing it up at Monrovia, Caleb Devine is playing at Maranatha, and Muir’s starting QB Dejon Williams also transferred from PHS. Somehow, someway they have got to figure this thing out. I’m not sure this team can beat both Glendale and Hoover…come to think of it they got blown out by Hoover last year 37-8. Sad, sad, sad.