Photo by Art Torres
For the 79th time, Roosevelt and Garfield high schools will face each other tonight at the East Los Angeles Classic at East Los Angeles College. The Rough Riders and the Bulldogs will duke it out on the football field for a chance to claim “bragging rights.”
Roosevelt holds a 40-34-6 edge over their eastside rivals in a game that allegedly draws the greatest number of spectators for a high school football game, west of the Mississippi.
The game has been played every year since 1925, with the exception of a span from 1939 to 1948.
Roosevelt and Garfield high schools will meet at the East L.A. Classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Weingart Stadium in East Los Angeles College.