Burroughs Win is Extra Special

Lucas Yanez (right) scored the game winner on a one yard run. Anthony Carter is on the left

(Burbank) – Quarterback Lucas Yanez scored on a one yard run in overtime to give Burroughs a 21-14 win over Arcadia Friday night in Pacific League action. Yanez hit Zander Anding on an 18-yard pass play on the first play in OT to set up the touchdown. 

The Burroughs defense then held as Arcadia failed to get a first down. Myles Carr’s pass on fourth down fell incomplete to touch off the Indians celebration. 

Burroughs picked up the win despite numerous penalties through out the contest. Holding calls contiuned to bog down the Burroughs offensive attack especially in the second half. With the score tied at 14, Matt Volland returned a kick off 90 yards for a touchdown only to have it called back due to a holding penalty. 

“The officials were inconsistent,” said Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop. “But good teams battle through that and we were able to do that tonight. We had to keep fighting and fighting.”

Neither team scored in the first half but Arcadia did let a golden opportunity slip away in the second quarter. The Apaches marched down to the Burroughs three yard line where they had a first and goal. Carr rolled out and fired a pass into the end zone but Indian defensive back Eli Peppmuller picked it off to thwart the drive.

“It was  a play action pass but they did a good job of defending it,” said Arcadia Coach Jon Dimalante. “We didn’t execute on offense as well as we should have. We shot ourselves in the foot with mistakes and penalties.”

Arcadia finally did break through early in the third quarter. Arcadia marched 57 yards in seven plays. Carr hit Taylor Lagace on a five yard score to cap it. 

Burroughs responded immediately on the ensuing possession. Yanez fired a pass that was deflected by a teammate  but bounced right into the hands of tight end Nick Brown who outran the Arcadia secondary 67 ayrds for a touchdown.

After Arcadia was stopped, the Indians grabbed the lead. Volland caught a short pass over the middle and turned it into a 20 yard touchdown as time ran out in the third quarter. Burroughs started the drive on its own 33. 

Arcadia got even late in the fourth when Carr went in from a yard out. Lagace had a 15 yard reception on the drive and John Wong grabbed a 14 yard pass from Carr down to the one yard line to set up the tying score. 

After Burroughs was forced to punt, the Apaches had one more shot in regulation. Carr hit Lagace again for 20 yards and they moved the balll down to the Indian 27 with 5 seconds left. A.J. Rail then attempted a 44 yard field goal as time ran out but the kick fell short and it was on to OT. 

Burroughs then won the toss, scored and held on for the victory. Yanez threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns while running for one more. His brother, Tyler caught 8 passes for 68 yards.

Lagace had 5 catches for 55 yards for Arcadia. Rodney Arnett rushed for 64 yards on 11 carries.

Burroughs improved to 3-0 in the Pacific while Arcadia dropped to 2-1. Burroughs will face Glendale next week while Arcadia is back on the same field to take on Burbank.

A  0  0   7   7  0      14

B   0  0  14  0  7      21


3rd Qtr:

A 7:17 Lagace 5 yd pass from Carr (Rail Kick)

B 5:52 Brwon 67 yd pass from Yanez (Escobar Kick)

B :00 Volland 20 yd pass from Yanez (Escobar Kick)

4th Qtr:

A 4:41 Carr 1 yd run (Rail Kick)


B Yanez 1 yd run (Escobar Kick)

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