The Burroughs High School varsity football team routed visiting Pasadena 62-0 in its Pacific League opener on Sept. 29. This marked the second shutout of the season for the Bears, and the 62-point margin of victory was the largest in a league game since JBHS defeated Glendale 81-14 in 2017.
Senior quarterback Chris Kulikov had an impressive outing, completing 12 of 13 passes for 202 yards and throwing for two touchdowns. He also rushed for 11 yards and two touchdowns on three carries. Senior Noah Frenkel rushed for a team-high 65 yards on four carries with a touchdown, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and made a 21-yard catch.
Senior co-captain Jake Scozzola made five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown, while senior co-captain Alex Valenzuela had a 35-yard touchdown catch. Sophomore Matteo Tarca had seven carries for 33 yards with a touchdown and scored seven extra points, while sophomore Elijah Ware rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown on three carries. Junior Rocco Mellilo completed a 7-yard touchdown pass, while sophomore Jayden Valle had a 7-yard touchdown catch.
Senior Aeneas Pichardo had a 35-yard catch, senior co-captain Ethan Hubbell had three receptions for 34 yards and senior co-captain Ryan Hernandez had a 12-yard catch.
Burroughs (5-1 overall, 1-0 in league) visited Muir High in Pasadena on Oct. 6; the league game ended after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. The Bears will visit Arcadia for a league game on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. before hosting Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta on Oct. 20.
First published in the October 7 print issue of the Burbank Leader.