Dividians Earns All-CIF Award!

January 21, 2009 by  

BURBANK — It was definitely a productive 2008 season for the area football teams.

The three schools — Burroughs, Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson — had a lot in common.  

Along with all the three teams qualifying for the playoffs, they also finished among the top squads in their respective leagues and had their share of outstanding players.

There is also something else all three teams can claim: All-CIF Southern Section selections.

The Indians, Bulldogs and Guards had athletes honored with the annual award. Leading the way was Burroughs, which had three players make the list. Burbank and Bell-Jeff had one player each earn the accolade.

The Guards’ representative was junior linebacker Alex Davidians, who made the Northeast Division first-team defense. It is his second straight All-CIF award, after making the second team a year ago.

“Alex was the one who led our defense,” Bell-Jeff Coach Rolando Aguirre said. “He is just a very talented player, and we needed him a great deal this season. And the great thing is he’s only a junior.”

Davidians was named the Santa Fe League Defensive player of the Year.

With Davidians leading the way, the Guards gave up just 152 points (12.6 points a game) in 12 games. He paced the team with 127 tackles and averaged 11 1/2 tackles a game.

Bell-Jeff (8-4) placed second in the Santa Fe League and advanced to the playoff quarterfinals.

The Guards defeated Fairmont Prep, 28-21, to earn their first postseason win in more than 50 years. Bell-Jeff fell in the quarterfinals to Linfield Christian, 26-0. click here to read full story

– By Jeff Tully – 

In addition to making the All-CIF Team, Alex was named to the Burbank Leader’s  All-Area 1st Defensive Team.  Also making the All Area 1st Team on Offense was Sophomore wide receiver Micah Shirley who had 1,002 yards receiving and five touchdowns on just 40 catches.

 

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