They weren't blue-suede shoes, but Burbank High running back Gabe Jimenez wore out his black and blue high-top cleats dashing through Alhambra's defense.
Jimenez rushed 27 times for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns in Burbank's 20-3 victory over Alhambra in a Foothill League opener Thursday night at East Los Angeles College.
Jimenez, who has 629 yards this season, scored first-half touchdowns on runs of five and eight yards as Burbank established a 14-3 halftime lead.
He rushed for 94 yards before intermission.
Yet Jimenez, who hurt his ankle in the second half, was disappointed with his final statistics.
"If I carried the ball 27 times, I expect more of myself," Jimenez said. "My ankle started to hurt in the second half."