Thursday, February 09, 2012

Pope Brothers Lead Burbank To Big Season

Sportswriting is just my hobby, my "other job." I am a journalism/digital media teacher at Luther Burbank High School. This year the Titans' basketball team is 18-6, but three losses have come at the hands of league opponents -Sac High (twice) and Valley (once). Though Burbank won't likely win the Metro Conference, they are a force to reckon with when the Section Division I playoffs start in a couple weeks.

Malik, Remle and Emmanuel Pope (Hector Amezcua)
Bill Patterson of the Sacramento Bee just wrote a great feature about the Pope trio, three brothers who are key parts of the Titans' success this season. Malik, the youngest (and the tallest) may be the "man" the next couple seasons for Burbank.

But, the two guys that I think will decide how deep the Titans will go this season will be Mitchell Love and Jay Stone. Watch these two young men in the next few weeks.

Tonight they play Rosemont, but next week are tough road games against McClatchy and Kennedy. Burbank needs solid performances then to build up momentum to get into the playoffs.
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