By Aaron Valdez
The Arcadia football team made up for a lackluster start with a 42-point explosion in three quarters to steamroll Burbank 45-28 for its second Pacific League wins on Friday.
Things looked bleak for the Apaches in the beginning stages of their contest with the Bulldogs. The offense looked listless, which was uncharacteristic for an Apaches squad that had been averaging 36.5 points a game up until that point.
Despite putting up a measly three points in the first, Arcadia found its rhythm in the second and managed to gain a 17-14 edge on Burbank going into the half. Coming out of the break, the Apaches never looked back as they continued to pour it on thanks to big plays from quarterback Dylan Guerra.
Arcadia effectively locked up the victory after a Burbank fumble turned into an 80-yard touchdown from Rolandiss Whitener to give the Apaches a 31-14 lead. Whitener wasn’t done there yet as the senior drove in a 48-yard touchdown early in the fourth to put the game on ice.
The win improved Arcadia to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in Pacific League play as it prepares for its home match-up with Hoover (1-4) on Thursday at 7 p.m.