Bears Squander Lead in Loss, 21-14

The John Burroughs High School varsity football team squandered a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter and fell to visiting Arcadia, 21-14, in a Pacific League game last Friday.
The Apaches (1-2 overall record) scored two touchdowns in the final quarter to come away with the win.
Sophomore quarterback Blake Dycus led the Burroughs offense by completing 13 of 26 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target was senior receiver John Alajijian, who finished with six receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Gerald Garcia hauled in six passes for 56 yards and Marcus Manahan caught a 14-yard pass. Luke Rogers led the ground game with 91 yards on 20 carries.
Drake Vickers and Alajijian led Burroughs with seven tackles apiece, and Brandon Sowers, Jose Oliveros, Angelo Toscano and Garcia contributed six tackles each. Sowers recorded two tackles for a loss, including a sack. Nate Howland-Chhina intercepted a pass and Oliveros blocked a field goal attempt.
Burroughs (1-3 overall) hosted Burbank (0-3), which fell to Crescenta Valley 13-6 last week, in a local rivalry game on Friday. The result was past the Leader’s press deadline; coverage will be included in next week’s issue of the Leader.