CV explodes in the third

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For one half it was close between Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs at Glendale’s Moyse Field.

The second half wasn’t and it was the difference as the Falcons took care of the Indians 28-7 in a Pacific League game last Thursday night.

With the Falcons (335 total net yards) leading 7-0 at the half, 14 points were tallied over a span of 21 seconds in the third quarter.

“Their D-line was super strong,’’ said Burroughs Head Coach Rand Holdren, whose team is 1-5 and 1-2 in league. “They’re a well coached team. They’re very good at what they do.’’

When senior quarterback Cole Doyle scored from 37 yards and 9:41 left in the third the Falcons (6-0 and 3-0 in league) seized control 14-0 and after junior quarterback Nick Garcia was intercepted by junior defensive back Vincent Parrott, who returned the football 53 yards with 9:20 left, the edge expanded to 21-0.

Doyle passed for 146 yards on 14 of 21 with two interceptions and ran for a game-high 126 yards on 21 carries.

Doyle scored three rushing touchdowns that included a nine-yarder with 12 seconds left in the opening quarter for a 7-0 cushion and a one-yarder with 3:19 left in the third that made it 28-0.

Burroughs cut the advantage to 21 points when Garcia (28 yards on five carries) scored on a 30-yard burst as 32 seconds remained in the game.

The Indians moved the ball in the initial frame, but failed to score any points.

“In the first quarter we got into the red zone two times,’’ said Holdren. “We’ve gotta finish in the red zone.’’

Garcia, who didn’t complete a pass in five attempts, missed a 35-yard field goal with 4:16 left in the first and on the next series the Indians (171 total yards) marched from their 42 to the Crescenta Valley 17, but Garcia’s pass on fourth down and six failed to find the mark.

Sophomore running back Luke Rogers had 47 yards on 21 carries for the Indians.


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