Bulldogs End Vikings Season, 30-27

Guy Gibbs had a big touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Burbank rallied (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Guy Gibbs had a big touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Burbank rallied (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

By Rich Whittington

(Covina District Field) – When the football pundits, and those who are supposed to be “in the know” voiced their opinions about Friday’s CIF playoff game, no one gave Burbank much of a change against Northview. Unfortunately for our prognosticators, Burbank did not get the message. The Bulldogs survived penalties, mistakes, and the Northview defense, to post a 30-27 victory over the Vikings Friday evening.

The game began in a predictable fashion, with Northview scoring on the game’s opening drive, thanks to Steven Comstock 1 yard touchdown  blast, with 8:22 remaining in the first quarter. Points were at a premium in the first half. In fact, the only scoring was a safety, which occurred when Northview snapped the ball through the end zone on a punt attempt. This made the score 7-2 at halftime.

In the second half the action picked up. Burbank provided the first score of the second half when Nicolas Warren scored on a 1-yard run. Northview answered, with authority, as Comstock added a pair of long touchdown passes…the first, a 30 yard toss to Jimmy Amezquita. The second, a 52 yard bomb to Antwaun Ayers. This made the score 20-9 at the end of the third quarter.

The final quarter belonged to the Bulldogs, who scored three touchdowns in three different ways, to ensure the victory. Their first score came on a four-yard run by Darnell Williams, with 11:40 remaining in the game. Burbank’s second score of the quarter was courtesy of quarterback Guy Gibbs and Drew Pendelton, who connected on a 37-yard TD toss.

The third score was provided by defensive end Anthony Lira, who got to experience a “Lineman’s dream” as he intercepted a pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown. Northview scored the final touchdown – a 49 yard pass from Comstock to Ayers with 34 seconds remaining. However, this was as close as the Vikings would get.

The Vikings finished the season with an overall record of 10-2 while the Bulldogs advanced to the semi-finals, where they will host

Don Lugo. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30PM.

5 Comments to "Bulldogs End Vikings Season, 30-27"

  1. Air Assault's Gravatar Air Assault
    November 21, 2016 - 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh please with the hate and recruiting nonsense. This was a very good, well played, physical game. Northview is very good, but Burbank was no joke. They had to be the most physical team the Vikings have seen all year. They will win it all after this win over the Vikes.

  2. just another dad!'s Gravatar just another dad!
    November 21, 2016 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    @SGV Love oh trust me them coaches recruit. No jealous lil punk here either.

  3. Sgv love's Gravatar Sgv love
    November 20, 2016 - 1:35 am | Permalink

    @ low level football….you sound like a jealous little punk. Kids transfer all the time…it does not mean NV coaches are recruiting. You must be from a school that kids have left because of poor talent.

  4. Baxter's Gravatar Baxter
    November 19, 2016 - 10:49 pm | Permalink

    A great game by the Bulldog players, fans, cheer leaders and coaches! All three phases – O, D, ST – contributed to the win. Many players did well and made great plays. BHS overcame injuries, penalties and falling behind. But they never gave up. The refs were good. Covina District Field was beautiful, very clean and had plenty of parking. The Northview team and fans were classy before, during and after the game. Sorry no controversy.

  5. Low Level Football's Gravatar Low Level Football
    November 19, 2016 - 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Once again you can recruit all you want, but you still need good coaching to win when it counts. I wonder whose pocket they are going to try and pick next year to go out in the second round again. Kids won’t want to go there any more when their catch phrase is “If you come to Northview we can get you to the quarterfinals of CIF.”

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