BURBANK 42, PASADENA 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.”