Burbanks 2011 Basketball season is now underway and as expected, they
are on fire.
Coached by Hubert Brown Jackson, the team has played at least seven
games of which they have won 6 and lost 1. On Tuesday, November 23 they
met with the Holy Cross Knights coached by Ray Salas and for the first
quarter both were neck to neck closing with a score of 11 to 11. During the second quarter,
Holy Cross was able to add 8 points while Burbank added 12. It was at that point that
Burbank went into a rally and added 15 point while holding Holy Cross
to only 5. The last quarter sealed the
victory for Burbank making the current record according to Maxpreps at
6 wins and 1 loss. In the last quarter, Burbank scored 13 points to
Holly Cross 7 points.
ANTONIO - Both Burbank and Memorial came to Friday's game with no wins
for the season, a fact that packed the stands at the Sports Complex.
Everyone knew that before the night was over that only one would remain
Minutes into the second quarter, the Burbank Bulldogs were first to
score as the Minutemen were plagued with fumbles right at the point of
scoring. Each time, the Bulldogs capitalized on those opportunities by
holding Memorial to only 6 points for the night. The final score was
Burbank 39 and Memorial 6.
"They had some turnovers in the red zone and our defense were able to
capitalized on that and offensively we did a good job of running and
throwing the football and taking care of it." said Burbank's coach Joe
Castillo. "We are looking forward to Southside, they are a good
football team with a good offense and a very physical defense. So we
are excited and looking forward to winning the next one."
The Memorial Minutemen will meet Brackenridge High School Eagles next
Friday at Mata Stadium. Brackenridge is the number one team in the
district and John Guidry knows its going to be a tough game.
"Tonight we made plenty of mistakes. We had three or four turnovers
inside the red zone and you can't win a game that way." said coach
Guidry. "We could have made at least four touchdowns had we not had
The Burbank Bulldogs will play the Southside Cardinals next Friday at
the Sports Complex starting at 7pm.
SAN ANTONIO - It was another tough loss for the Burbank Bulldogs
football team, which was first to score but fell to Jefferson
Mustangs, 23-18, at Alamo Stadium on Saturday night. Most of the 2,223 in
attendance remained in the stands until the very end. The game's
momentum changed for the Bulldogs when late in the fourth quarter they
came within striking distance with a score of 23 to 18. But effort was not enough
despite Jefferson last minute penalties giving Burbank their seventh
straight loss. An avid supporter and father
of one of Burbank's quarterback commented that he felt that Burbank's
defense should do a little more and not allow so many points as they
have this season. Jefferson came to this game
fired up after a decisive 56-20 victory over Memorial whose record is
also seven straight losses. Memorial lost last night to Southside with
a score of 56-12. Jeffersons next game will be
against Kennedy on October 28th. Kennedy has 5 wins and 2 losses.
Burbank will meet Memorial on
October 21st. Both teams have no wins.
SAN ANTONIO - Burbank Bulldogs
seemed to have the spirit but that was not enough to stop the Lanier
Voks from marching downfield and scoring a 7 to 35 game. The Bulldogs
rallied in the last half by showing the determination to score, however
fell short as most of the action took place between the forty yard
lines. The Vok's standing now shows 5 wins and 1 loss.
Up to now Burbank has lost all games but continues to bring fans and
supporters back to the field hoping to see them break the losing spell
of 5 losses and no wins that takes them to their next game with Brian
Clancy's Jefferson Mustangs at Alamo Stadium.
The Jefferson Mustangs will be coming off a strong showing following
Fridays game against San Antonio Memorial with their high scoring game
of 55-20. The Maxprep stats show the Jefferson Mustangs with an overall
3 losses and 2 wins. Memorial drops to 6 straight losses and no wins.
Burbank and Jefferson will start play at 7pm on October 15.
SAN ANTONIO - Burbank Bulldogs
lost all three of their preseason games and now gets ready to meet
Kennedy in their first district game on September 23rd at 7:00pm. The
game will be played at the SAISD Sports Complex on Burbank's home
The Boerne Greyhounds came to last night's game confident yet guarded
about playing the Burbank Bulldogs. Their concern came after last
week's unexpected loss to the Vandegrift Hounds with a score of 35-9.
Burbank had problems in stopping the long runs on kickoffs giving
Boerne a perfect field advantage. Despite Burbank's ability to move the
ball down field, they failed to score on each drive.
Neither team suffered serious injuries and the game ended at 42-0 in
favor of the Boerne Greyhounds. The Greyhounds will be playing Comfort
next Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm in Comfort.
SAN ANTONIO - Harlandale High Indians got back on their winning track
by defeating Burbank High Bulldogs at Friday's football game in Indian
territory with a score of 42-14. Their victory comes after the Indians
suffered a loss to Central Catholic last week. Friday's victory against
Burbank brings Harlandale's status to 2 wins and 1 loss.
Burbank managed to get on the board minutes after halftime and made a
valient effort to get out of the hole after trailing the Indians by a
score of 29-0 at halftime. They were able to rally in the remaining
quarters to score 14 points which were not enough to give then a much
needed victory. Burbank stopped Harlandale from scoring in the fourth
The Bulldogs have yet to win a game this season and face Boerne High
next Friday in Bulldog turf. Boerne has a record of two losses and one
Harlandale will go up against Highlands next Friday.
The Burbank Lady
Bulldogs went up against Houston High Hurricanes, coached by
Courtney-Davis Thompson in Schertz. At mid point both teams were tied
at 24 to 24.
Burbank showed great improvement and were able to move on the court
much faster winning crucial points.
Lady Bulldogs will be playing Providence on August 17 at Burbank High,
Castillo, Varsity Coach for the Burbank High School Lady Bulldogs, has
her team well underway in getting prepared for this season.
they competed against the Highland Owls on Burbank territory. Final
score was not available at press time. According to Maxpreps
schedule, Burbank will play Highland again tomorrow and Clemens on
August 15 at Clemens starting at 7pm.
Today was the
second day of light practice for this year's Varsity and Jr Varsity
team at Burbank High.
Joe Castillo, feels that his team is in good shape but made
everyone was well hydrated with intermittent water breaks during todays
drill. At this point, no definite decisions have
on positions but Senior Daniel Garza seems like a good candidate for
quarterback. The no-contact drills ended late in
afternoon as the team works to be ready for their first contest against
Antonian High on September 2.
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