Burns Breaking Out

Corona (Calif.) Centennial running back Arthur Burns had to wait patiently behind one of California's all-time leading rushers, Ryan Bass, but Burns has made the job his to keep during a strong senior season...

The stars were shinning once again last weekend at the Santa Ana Bowl where Corona Centennial played Mater Dei. You would expect guys like Mater Dei's Matt Barkley and Victor Blackwell to have a big game.

I know a lot of fans were excited to see Corona Centennial's Ricky Marvray, Taylor Martinez and Vontaze Burfict.

Those players did not disappoint but the man that stole the show was Corona Centennial senior tailback Arthur Burns. He rushed 30 times for 260 yards and four touchdowns and led his team to a 47-35 victory.

It seems that Centennial has always had stars on the offensive side of the ball. Last year's team was led by Matt Scott and Ryan Bass. This year's team is led by Taylor Martinez, Ricky Marvray and Gershaun Harris.

After his performance on Friday night, you have to add Arthur Burns on the list. I asked him how he described his performance on Friday.

"It was fun out there," he replied. "It was just good blocking and I felt that we had something to prove."

Burns watched Ryan Bass rush the Huskies to a chance at a state title and wants to do the same.

"Our team goal is to win CIF and to go undefeated," he replied. "I'm just excited to get my chance. I'm just so happy."

This 5'10, 215 pound back has some offers from Colorado State, UNLV, Wyoming, and San Diego State but he would like to play in the Pac Ten.

"I really like Cal and Oregon," he said. "I like UCLA too."


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