Bell-Jeff Guards Get Home Game!

November 27, 2008 by  

BURBANK — Usually at this time of year, the local high school football teams are licking their wounds, looking back at the season and planning for the future.

However, things are definitely different this season.

For the first time, two area teams have made it out of the CIF Southern Section playoff first round in the same season.

Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs are still standing, and the two will be in action in second-round postseason games this week.

“Our players are very excited, and it was a fun day to be on campus,” Bulldogs Coach Ted Amorosi said Monday. “There are a lot of congratulations and there is a lot of excitement within the school associated with the football program.”

At Bell-Jeff, Coach Rolando Aguirre said his players are ready to go for the second round.

“We are very happy to be in the position that we’re in,” he said. “The players are really looking forward to the next game.”

“We wanted to play on our home field,” Aguirre said. “But because Burbank’s playing there on Friday, we had to change our game to Saturday.”

Bell-Jeff will play in a Northeast Division quarterfinal game also at Memorial Field, as the Guards compete at 7 p.m. Saturday against Linfield Christian.

Bell-Jeff (7-4) — the runner-up in the Santa Fe League — will take on a Linfield Christian (9-2) team that won the Big Sky League championship.

“Linfield Christian is a very good team,” Aguirre said. “They are a fundamentally sound team and they have a very good defense and a good quarterback.”

The Guards have prided themselves on defense this season, paced by junior linebacker Alex Davidians (127 tackles).

The Lions are paced on offense by senior running back Daniel Musquiz, who has carried the ball 232 times, and has gained 1,452 yards for 25 touchdowns.

The team’s quarterback is senior Jason Moralez (97 of 193 for 1,646 yards, 17 touchdowns).

The Guards — who beat Fairmont Prep, 28-21, in their CIF opener — counter with a solid running back of their own in senior Bronson Ketchum. Ketchum has 186 carries for 1,228 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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2 Responses to “Bell-Jeff Guards Get Home Game!”

  1. admin on November 27th, 2008 10:16 am

    Guard fans… Let’s show our support by donning our Bell-Jeff gear and filling the stands for this historic game!

    Sat 11/29/08 7pm @ Burroughs High School

    Go Guards!


  2. Linfield Fan on November 30th, 2008 11:13 pm

    Hey Guard Fans,

    Just wanted to say congratulations on a great season. You guys were one of the most physical teams we faced all year. Ketchum is a great back and Davidians is one of the best LB’s we have seen all year. You did as good a job as anyone bottling up Musquiz. Once again, great job and hope to see you guys next year.

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