Bears No Match For Bulldogs

Big night for Indiana Wijay!

By Duane Barker

(Pasadena) The Pasadena Bulldogs hosted the Burroughs Bears Friday night in their second Pacific Upper League game and behind Indiana Wijay’s six touchdown passes cruised to a 48-14 win.

Wijay finished the night hitting on 14 of 18 passed for 182-yards and the six scores.

The Bears came into the game having only lost one previous game so it appeared that the Bulldogs were in for a good league test. They passed the test with flying colors!

Burroughs won the toss and elected to receive the ball but on their first drive were unable to move the ball and were forced to punt.

Micah McGaving busts loose for a 79-yard score,

After the punt the Bulldogs ended up with good field position at the Bear 46. Five plays later Wijay hit Baylin Brooks on a slant, good for 27-yard and the score. Eric Cabrales booted the extra point for the 7-0 lead.

The Bears only produced two first downs on their next three possessions but defensively held the Bulldogs at bay for the rest of the quarter. 

The second quarter on the other hand was totally dominated by Pasadena. The Bulldogs found paydirt five times and raced to a 42-0 lead.

Touchdown passes of 19 and four yards from Wijay to Cameron Mitchell, one to Camden Jones and Brooks’ second of the evening.

Cameron Mitchell hauls in one of his two scores.

Sprinkle in a 79-yard run by Micah McGavig and you turn a close game into a blow out.

The second half started out much like the second quarter as Pasadena got the ball coming out of the break. Four plays later Wijay found Jones again this time from three yards away. Matt Zuniga came on this time for the extra point attempt but his kick sailed wide left.

Down 48-0 Burroughs put together their best drive of the night as time was winding down in the third period. An 11–play 70-yard drive was capped by Marcus Manahan with a one yard run.

The second half saw a running clock and Pasadena called off the dogs (so to speak) and didn’t put together another scoring drive although two potential touchdowns were called back on penalties.

The Bears got into the endzone one last time with just over four minutes to play when Chris Kulikov called his own number and scored from nine-yards out.

Pasadena will be on the road next Thursday as they travel east to take on the Arcadia Apaches while Burroughs will return home to face Muir on Thursday as well.

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