The 2012 East Los Angeles Classic

Photo-Story Essay By Tadzio Garcia   The Annual East Los Angeles Classic, which pits rivals Garfield and Roosevelt high schools, is one of the top high school football rivalries in the nation. It draws an average of 20,000 annually. The 2012 Photo-Story Essay gallery displays Classic tradition such as the camaraderie both teams display while raising helmets together after they pray after the game, which signifies they are both from…

October 29, 2012
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Garfield Bulldogs earn ‘Classic’ win

By Megan Perry The James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Division I high school football playoffs on Friday as they defeated the Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders in the 77th Annual East Los Angeles Classic, at Weingart Stadium. Garfield beat Roosevelt in Friday’s Eastern League match for a second straight year since 2006 with a final score of 29-15,  placing the Bulldogs second in…

November 10, 2011
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Garfield, Rosevelt Classic unites East Los Angeles

By Cristina Galvan In an event that transcends football, Roosevelt and Garfield renewed their 77-year rivalry at Weingart Stadium, in front of 25,000 rabid fans. Known as the most attended high school football game west of the Mississippi, the East L.A. Classic attracts fans from East L.A., Boyle Heights and all around Southern California and the country. The tradition began in 1925 and has taken place ever since, except from 1939…

November 8, 2011
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