By Will James
Home Town Sports
Friday evening the Burbank Titans will travel a path they have never before taken… up Highway-50 to a final destination at Folsom High School where the Bulldogs welcome all challengers.
That’s also where Access Sacramento will originate its live telecast of top-ranked Folsom playing host to #20 Burbank on the Home Town Sports Game-of-the-Week, with the opening kickoff set for 7:15.
To say this match-up presents a daunting challenge for the visitors would be an gross understatement.
It may also be said that John Heffernan’s perennial Metro League powerhouse is sure to bring its considerable talent and best effort to Bulldog Stadium.
With its massive size, Burbank must establish an edge in offensive line play to enable their speed backs to break loose, and its defensive line must impose a heavy pass rush on Browning.
It will require a monumental performance to prevent the Titans from falling in a lopsided contest.
Therein lies the actual attraction of the game — the sheer magnificence of an elite high school football team that has played on the state championship level the past few seasons; a juggernaut that has not lost to a SJS team since 2011, whose offense continues to be the most explosive and prolific in the state.
Simply stated, a Bulldogs scoring extravaganza is an awesome sight to behold.
The trigger man for Co-Head Coaches Kris Richardson and Troy Taylor is QB Jake Browning. The senior gunner holds the ongoing California state record of 157 TD passes — including 75 last season — and has shattered every passing mark previously recorded by a string of dynamic Folsom quarterbacks spanning the last decade.
The Bulldogs feature a corps of big-play wide receivers, a stellar offensive line that paves the way for an excellent run game, and again are rock solid on defense and special teams.
In its three previous games Folsom has defeated its opponents by an average score of 51-9, despite placing its starting line-up on the bench for the entire second half of each game.
If you enjoy wide open, big-play offenses and lots of scoring, this is your ticket. It’s the best show in town.