The Burroughs High School varsity football team dominated visiting Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City 28-0 in its season opener last Friday.
The Bears took a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter and added another touchdown in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Burroughs’ defense recorded its first shutout since a 63-0 victory over Hoover High of Glendale in 2014.
Senior Jake Scozzola’s 68-yard punt ranks as the second longest in JBHS football history behind Eric Passi’s 80-yard punt in 2005. Additionally, senior Reese Shuton earned the title of Burroughs’ defensive player of the week for his instrumental role in leading the team to an impressive opening night shutout.
The Bears (1-0 overall) traveled to Fillmore yesterday; the nonleague matchup finished after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. JBHS will visit St. Genevieve in Panorama City on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. before hosting North Hollywood with a special pregame ceremony honoring the life of Kyle Cremarosa on Sept. 8.
The Bulldogs were edged at Dos Pueblos High in Goleta in double overtime, 36-35, in their season opener last Friday.
Junior quarterback Daniel Zacariaz completed 17 of 30 passes for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also rushing for 21 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Senior Sean Garrett caught six passes for a game-high 143 yards receiving and a touchdown while junior Joseph Caballero rushed for a team-best 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Junior Jacob Mendieta had 11 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown, while junior Ezekiel Alvarez had seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Noah May-Vaughn made a 19-yard catch, recorded a two-point conversion and added six tackles on defense. Junior Jack Rogerson had one catch for 13 yards, senior Chris Aguirre went 2-for-2 in PAT attempts and senior Brian Butchko added one PAT.
Senior Marcus Ojeil racked up a game-high 14 total tackles, while senior Brandon Elizalde registered 10 tackles. Senior Abraham Zyada tallied eight tackles and .5 sacks, while senior Levon Bakmazian finished with seven tackles. Junior Sebastian Mirzakanian produced four tackles, senior Brennan Miller collected one tackle, .5 sacks and a blocked field goal, and senior Diego Ruacho and junior Landon Williams each had one tackle.
The Bulldogs (0-1 overall) traveled to Santa Fe High in Santa Fe Springs yesterday; the nonleague matchup finished after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. Burbank will host Castaic for a nonleague game on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. before visiting Fillmore on Sept. 8.
First published in the August 26 print issue of the Burbank Leader.