Burbank Football not a game for St. Genevieve

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Planning for opponents outside of the league is not easy as schools generally look for opponents with similar traits without having to travel too far.
Friday night took place at Panorama City’s Burbank High St. Genevieve, which has long been considered the friendliest opponent of Catholic schools in the San Fernando Valley.
Times are changing, however, and that was reflected on Friday night when the Valiants rushed to business in a 54-21 win over the host Bulldogs who played on their own campus.
“You can turn it on. Pac-12 scouts were out here tonight. They have a stable there, ”said Burbank coach Adam Colman of the St. Genevieve running backs.
The Valiants (4-0) were led by Camdan McWright, who ran back with 14 carries for 205 yards and four touchdowns. He has 12 touchdowns this season.


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“This was a great team win at the start of Goodbye Week,” said McWright, who was scouted by the University of Utah.
Burbank (1-4) got creative in the first game of Scrimmage when Nick Franco lifted a hand from Dylan Robinson and threw a pass downfield to a wide-open Jagg Richer, who scored a 71-yard touchdown.
“We had a nice start. It was nice to have some energy. It was nice to get back on track. Hopefully this is the kind of material we can build on, ”said Colman.
While Burbank’s start was impressive indeed, the way in which St. Genevieve recovered was eye-opening when quarterback Benjamin Macias faced Billy Parra on a 36-yard touchdown with 10:59 in the first quarter .
The Valiants intercepted Robinson three times and their running game began to blossom.
St. Genevieve’s Caleb Gardner had five carries for 94 yards and one touchdown. Xavier White had five carries, 82 yards and two touchdowns.
The Valiants rose 41-7 before Burbank lost the deficit 6-17 in the third quarter when Robinson found Jonathan Powell on a 4-yard touchdown pass while facing a fourth down situation.
The Bulldogs added a touchdown in the fourth quarter when Rony met Preza on a 4-yard run.
Robinson finished 9 of 23 for 100 yards for the Bulldogs. Preza ended up rushing 26 yards.

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