CV fell to 1-4 in nonleague play, but amazingly there is hope for the Falcons. They start their Pacific League schedule tonight (Friday) with a game at 7 against Pasadena at Glendale's Moyse Field.
At this point, there are two things about the Pacific League that one immediately notices. One is that Hoover, a team that has been a doormat for the other teams in the league for the past several years, is in first place with a 2-3 record. The other thing is that the rest of the teams are either 1-4 (Arcadia and Muir) like CV or are 0-5 (Pasadena and Glendale) for the season.
Despite a poor performance so far, the Falcons could still make the CIF playoffs with less than a .500 record.
In the case of the Burroughs game, CV played an excellent game for the first quarter.
The Falcons scored two of their three TDs in the initial 12 minutes. CV quarterback Phil Salazar, who again led the team in rushing in the game, scored the first TD on a two-yard run with 8:28 left in the period.
About five minutes later, Salazar tossed a 13-yard TD pass to wide receiver Nick Reid.
With just 45 seconds gone in the second quarter, Salazar scored his second TD of the evening on a four-yard run. Kicker Brian Marrero booted all three extra points to put CV up 21-0.
But, that would be all the scoring for CV for the rest of the contest. It was all Burroughs the rest of the way.
Less than a minute later, Indians' quarterback Nick Payne connected with wide receiver Matt Nay on a 23-yard TD pass. Kicker James Cullen booted the extra point and Burroughs was on the scoreboard, 21-7.
Cullen then kicked a 25-yard field goal with 8:06 remaining in the second quarter. CV's lead was cut to 21-10.