Crescenta Valley Gains Pacific Control, 35-21

CV scored early, scrambled late, and took the prize. (Photo by Phil Sutphin)

CV scored early, scrambled late, and took the prize. (Photo by Phil Sutphin)

By Alex Gonzalez

(Burbank) – Cole Doyle passed for 200 yards and threw a touchdown pass and Brandon Beardt scored two rushing touchdowns including the go-ahead score as Crescenta Valley beat Burbank 35-21 Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

With 5:18 left in the fourth quarter, and the score tied at 21, Beardt broke through the trenches and scored the games go-ahead touchdown sealing the Falcons’ win. 
In the closing seconds of the third quarter, the Bulldogs defense pinned the Falcons deep in their own territory forcing them to punt. Burbank’s special team then blocked Clyde Hovsepian’s punt and scored, cutting CV’s lead to 21-19. 
Then the Bulldogs converted the 2-point conversion when Guy Gibbs found Jake Kelly in the flat tying the game at 21. 
The Falcons tried to respond early in the fourth quarter but Doyle’s pass was picked off by Nick Warren at the Bulldog 20 yard line. However, Burbank gave the ball right back when Gibbs pass was stolen by Tyler Lobianco who leaped over a Bulldog receiver to make the interception at the Burbank 40 yard line.
From there, the Falcons constructed an eight-play drive that consumed two and a half minutes ending when Beardt scored on the 6-yard carry giving CV a 28-21 lead midway through the final stanza. Beardt added insurance for the Falcons when he scored again with 1:25 left in regulation.
In the first half, Crescnta Valley scored 14 straight points after letting the Bulldogs score on its opening drive. 
Burbank was the first to put points on the board when Warren capped off the Bulldogs opening drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown.
Doyle tied the game at seven when he sneaked his way into the end zone. He then gave the Falcons the lead when he connected with Beardt for a 30-yard touchdown pass. 
With a missed field goal from CV, the Falcons went into intermission up 14-7. 
With the win, Crescenta Valley remains undefeated in the Pacific league and looks to stay perfect when they travel to Arcadia next Friday night. Burbank will attempt to bounce back against Burroughs. 
Crescenta Valley Starting O-line 
LT 79 Michael Alvarez 
LG 70 Tommy Chun
C 52 Riley Center 
RG 56 Joe Ara 
RT 53 Destin Jordan 
Cole Doyle 21-36 200 yards, 1 TD 
Brandon Beardt 117 total yards 3 TD 
Andrew Traber 5 catches 108 1 TD 
Burbank Starting O-line 
LT 77 Scott Breslin 
LG 54 Anthony Lira 
C 79 Ray Chavez 
RG 52 Matthew Villagran 
RT 51 Timothy Han 
Guy Gibbs 9-24 114 yards 
Nick Warren 18 carries 65 yards 2 TD 

6 Comments to "Crescenta Valley Gains Pacific Control, 35-21"

  1. anon's Gravatar anon
    October 30, 2016 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    i don’t think Burbank’s offense is built to last. I mean the only good offensive game they had was Hoover and Glendale nobodies!!! go back to the downey game their offense was in the red zone so many times they couldn’t produce inside the 20 I mean their defense can only do so much. Burbank get it together!

  2. Baxterfaster's Gravatar Baxterfaster
    October 29, 2016 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Falcons are tuff!!! They deserved and earned the win. CV’s defense slowed BHS’s usually productive offense, gotta give them credit. When 2 relativly equal teams play it boils down to turnovers and mistakes, and CV won both those catagories so they won the game. The Bulldogs were in it until about one minute left in the game when Beardt (easily game mvp) willed a TD. It was a much closer game than the score indicates, and if 2 key plays change, BHS wins the game. Tuff games for both teams next week, but both shld win. If CV stumbles (not likely with their good coaching staff) against Arcadia its a 3 way tie for league champs (assuming Burbank beats burros, and ya never know with that game!). If Burbank gets their passing game back on track and limits interceptions, and stops running the same ineffective run play over and over, they will be tuff to beat in the playoffs.

  3. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    October 29, 2016 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    The bank is a tough formidable opponent with quality players. The difference is that CV has more depth and doesn’t have to rely on the same guys on both sides of the ball. You can count on The bank to battle to the end but you see them wear down in the fourth quarter.

  4. HS Fan's Gravatar HS Fan
    October 29, 2016 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    @Dr. Oz. Burbank CAN PLAY. Fun game to watch. Burbank is a turnover creating machine and one difference last night was CV won the turnover battle. Give some credit to the tough CV defense for stopping the Bank. It is not that the Burbank offense could not produce, it was the fact that CV’s defense held Burbank to two offensive scores and CV’s offense scored more points than any other team this year against Burbank’s very tough defense. Burbank should advance deep in the Division 8 Playoffs. Their only 3 loses this year came against Div 4 Downey (7 – 6), Div 6 Canyon (34 – 28) and now Div 6 Crescenta Valley (35 – 21). Good luck to both teams in the playoffs.

  5. 2nd AGAIN?'s Gravatar 2nd AGAIN?
    October 29, 2016 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    Burbank can’t win the big games, lol!! So much talk about this team and how these seniors will bring a league title to the school. Burbank got out coached last night and out played!!
    2016 Pacific League Runner Up!!!! Again!!! LOL!!!!!!

  6. Dr. Oz's Gravatar Dr. Oz
    October 28, 2016 - 11:45 pm | Permalink

    seemed like Burbank was going to have a great game early on but there offense can’t produce.

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