First published in the Oct. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank High School varsity football team snapped its four-game losing streak and picked up its first Pacific-Upper League victory by defeating visiting Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 16-8, last Friday.
Senior Dylan Robinson completed nine passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 23 yards on eight attempts. He also made 10 tackles on defense. Junior Jacob Mendieta rushed for a game-high 89 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries while adding four tackles and a sack for a loss of 10 yards on defense.
Senior Ben Forster had a pair of receptions for a team-high 65 yards and a touchdown. Senior Zakk Estrada made five catches for 55 yards and rushed for 5 yards on four attempts, while junior Jake Reyes had an 8-yard reception.
Senior Evan Miller registered a team-high 12 tackles, while junior Sean-Carter Garrett recorded seven tackles. Junior Marcus Ojeil finished with five tackles, junior Brennan Miller had four tackles, and junior Levon Bakmazian made three tackles. Senior Rene Harris, junior Brandon Elizalde and junior Bryce Angeles each had two tackles, while senior Francois Taillefer, junior Daniel Luga and sophomore Jack Rogerson each made one tackle.
The Bulldogs visited Muir High in Pasadena for a league contest this week; the game ended after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. Burbank (3-5 overall, 1-2 in league) will conclude the regular season at rival Burroughs High (2-1 in league) on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.