Yorba Linda Breaks the Bank, 31-21

Burbank quarterback Guy Gibbs reflects on a season and a game after the Bulldogs fell, 31-21 Friday night to Yorba Linda. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Burbank quarterback Guy Gibbs reflects on a season and a game after the Bulldogs fell, 31-21 Friday night to Yorba Linda. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

By Joe Torosian

(Yorba Linda) – Jayden Webb scored four touchdowns to lead Yorba Linda to a 31-21 win over Burbank in the Division 8 CIF Final.

For Burbank, it was a run no one saw coming…and it was a journey no one wanted to end…but midnight came for Cinderella in the form of a team that looked very similar. There wasn’t a significant size differential, but it was the Mustangs offensive line that cleared the way for Webb, his 193 rushing yards, and four scores.

Yorba Linda's Jayden Webb scored four times. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Yorba Linda’s Jayden Webb scored four times. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

“Their offensive line did the job tonight,” said Burbank HC Richard Broussard. “He (Webb) wasn’t getting hit until the next level.”

Webb gashed the Bulldogs defense for runs of 11 and 17-yards on the game’s opening drive. He capped it with a 4-yard scoring run aided by a “Bush-Push” across the goal line. After the score, some contention was raised that a whistle blew as a pile closed around Webb, but the touchdown stood.

Forest Fajardo's blindside of Luke Wilson, according to the Yorba Linda boosters, was the hardest hit Wilson took all year. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Forest Fajardo’s blindside of Luke Wilson, according to the Yorba Linda boosters, was the hardest hit Wilson took all year. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

With a crosswind blowing from the home sideline to the visitors the passing game suffered for both teams and punts became a roll of the dice.

“We’d planned to come out and sling it,” Broussard said. “If we’d known about this happening we could have prepared.”

Gusts were estimated from 25 to 45-mph on the night.

It was the combination of the wind and a bad punt that put Burbank in business late in the first. Reaching the Yorba Linda 14, they evened the contest when Guy Gibbs rolled left and sent the ball, through the wind, to Forest Farajado in the end zone.

In the second quarter, it was the Yorba Linda offensive line keying drives that Webb finished with a pair of 2-yard runs to put the home team up 21-7.

Nicolas Warren's 42-yard blast up the gut brought the Bulldogs close. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Nicolas Warren’s 42-yard blast up the gut brought the Bulldogs close. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

The Bulldogs drew closer on Nicolas Warren’s 42-yard run up the gut just before halftime.

Then, in the third quarter, Burbank tied it when Gibbs went 23-yards to a wide open Drew Pendleton.

Six minutes later Webb went into the end-zone on a 6-yard run and the Mustangs were back on top.

Cole Magliano added an 18-yard field goal to finish the scoring for Yorba Linda as penalties and turnovers plagued the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter.

During one stretch the Mustangs began three consecutive possessions at the Burbank 35, 35, and 34. They were held to only a field goal but the time lost doomed the Bulldogs.

Asked about his team’s run, a disappointed Broussard said, “It’s too soon…just too soon to talk about.”

Jonathan Escobar (#63) consoles teammate Scott Breslin (#77) at the end. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Jonathan Escobar (#63) consoles teammate Scott Breslin (#77) at the end. (Photo by Downtown Doug Brown)

Scoring Summary

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Joe T.’s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com
“If you love high school football then Tangent Dreams is a must read…”–Longtime SGV HC & Assistant Coach Greg Vaniman
“Joe captures the essence of high school football and does it with a local flavor that makes this book especially interesting.”–Mike Maggiore, HC West Covina Bulldogs
“A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football
“Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football
“I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

1st. Qtr.
Yorba Linda—8:18: Jayden Webb 4-yard run (Cole Magliano kick)
Burbank—2:29: Forest Fajardo 14-yard pass from Guy Gibbs (Andrew Rovira kick)
Burbank 7 Yorba Linda 7—End of 1st.

2nd. Qtr.
Yorba Linda—10:23: Webb 2-yard run (Magliano kick)
Yorba Linda—5:00: Webb 2-yard run (Magliano kick)
Burbank—3:27: Nicolas Warren 42-yard run (Rovira kick)
Yorba Linda 21 Burbank 14—Halftime

3rd. Qtr.
Burbank—7:19: Drew Pendleton 23-yard pass from Guy Gibbs (Rovira kick)
Yorba Linda—1:20: Webb 6-yard run (Magliano kick)
Yorba Linda 28 Burbank 21—End of 3rd.

4th Qtr.
Yorba Linda—3:28: Magliano 18-yard field goal

Yorba Linda 31 Burbank 21—FINAL

Stats:
Passing
Burbank—Gibbs: 8-18-87yds-TD
Yorba Linda—Luke Wilson: 11-20-67yds-INT

Rushing
Burbank—Nicolas Warren 12-87yds TD, #5 4-13yds, Darnell Williams 3-11, Gibbs 3-21
Yorba Linda—Webb 36-193 4Tds, Mason Winter 7-27, Jonah Slack 2-9, Wilson 2-16

Receiving
Burbank—Warren 3-29, Fajardo 2-43 TD, Williams 2-20, Pendleton 1-23 TD
Yorba Linda—Luke Adams 4-25, Rick Lane 3-12, Luke Lassalle 2-13, Webb 1-8, #23 1- -1

Burbank Offensive Line: LT: Scott Breslin, LG: Anthony Lira, C: Ray Chavez, RG: Matthew Villagran, RT: Timothy Han
Yorba Linda Offensive Line: LT: Joe Thompson, LG: Drew Dahlson, C: Bryce Johnson, RG: Alec Arce, RT: Troy Stiefel.

10 Comments to "Yorba Linda Breaks the Bank, 31-21"

  1. Anti-private's Gravatar Anti-private
    December 5, 2016 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Air Attack… the only thing I said on previous posts from last week is that people were giving too much love to Burbank’s run in the playoffs… they did beat a good team in Northview, but that was it.

    You and many others arrogantly predicted a blowout… you are the TROLL.

    Burbank talked about this senior group since they were freshman about how special they were…. MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR RUNNER UP LEAGUE AND CIF PLAQUES IN A NICE SPOT!

  2. Air Attack's Gravatar Air Attack
    December 5, 2016 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    FB Fan…have to disagree with you a little on this. Coach most definitely has something to do with this. His job to be completely involved in his entire program…student, parent and coaches job to make sure student-athletes are on track.

  3. Air Attack's Gravatar Air Attack
    December 5, 2016 - 9:21 am | Permalink

    @anti-privates, no excuses here man. Burbank just got beat, but while you were at home, using an anonymous name, they were playing for a CIF championship. So good luck trolling these boards.

  4. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    December 4, 2016 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    The coaches let the kids go ineligible? What did you want them to do, do their homework for them? Ask teacher s to change grades? That’s on the kids and the parents, not the coaches.

  5. ?'s Gravatar ?
    December 4, 2016 - 11:58 am | Permalink

    Where’s all these band wagon Burbank fans? You talked all year about this team, couldn’t win league and played in a bad division! Bottom line is you team had a solid defense with an average offense!! Shame on the kids that were ineligible and shame on the coaches for letting that happen! To make it clear, not everyone in the city wanted you to win!! Too bad!!! LOL

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 3, 2016 - 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Reyes begun and ended the year ineligible because of grades. Great football player, but that deserves a Herm Edwards, “Come on Man!” I hope he pulls it together as he exits his high school piece of his life.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 3, 2016 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Too bad

  8. Anti-private's Gravatar Anti-private
    December 3, 2016 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    Calling dr. Oz…Baxterfaxter… air attack? Burbank wins in blowout remember?

    I’ll check back later to hear the excuses!

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 3, 2016 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    The wind and not having last years defensive player of the year on the field because of grades was too much to overcome for Burbank. Yorba Linda executed and played to perfection, Congrats!

  10. Losing My Religion's Gravatar Losing My Religion
    December 3, 2016 - 12:44 am | Permalink

    I previously stood in awe of those who picked Burbank to win it all, but now I see that there are no more idols at whose feet I can worship.

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