First published in the Sept. 24 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank High School varsity football team suffered its second straight loss after falling to host St. Genevieve High in Panorama City, 27-21, in a nonleague game last Friday.
The Bulldogs faced a 27-7 deficit at halftime but managed to hold St. Genevieve scoreless in the second half while posting a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Senior Dylan Robinson completed nine passes for a game-high 208 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 18 yards on six carries. He also had six tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.
Senior Zakk Estrada had eight receptions for a game-high 137 yards while also rushing for 43 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Senior Ben Forster had one reception for a 71-yard touchdown, junior Jacob Mendieta rushed for a team-high 65 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and junior Brian Butchko went 3-for-3 in PAT attempts.
Senior Jarrett Bose registered six tackles, senior Evan Miller posted five tackles, and senior Francois Taillefer and junior Brandon Elizalde each made four tackles. Juniors Sean-Carter Garrett and Brennan Miller each tallied three tackles while junior Daniel Luga produced a pair of tackles, a sack for a loss of 10 yards and a fumble recovery. Senior Rene Harris recorded two tackles, while senior Mher Sahakyan and juniors Diego Ruacho, Abraham Zyada and Bryce Angeles each had one tackle.
The Bulldogs (2-3 overall) concluded nonleague action by visiting Fillmore on Friday; the game ended after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. Burbank will open Pacific-Upper League play by visiting Pasadena on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.