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Football: Anything goes in Garfield-Roosevelt rivalry game

November 4, 2010 | 10:20 am

If you haven't attended the East L.A. Classic matching Garfield and Roosevelt, you've missed one of the great events in Los Angeles sports history.

It happens again on Friday night at East Los Angeles College, with a crowd of more than 20,000 expected.

Asked if he would be attending the "Roosevelt-Garfield game," former Garfield Coach John Aguirre said, "I'll be attending the Garfield-Roosevelt game."

Garfield deserves the favorite's role. It has played a tougher schedule. But Aguirre, who was 4-0 as head coach when facing Roosevelt, said he once lost to an 0-7 Roosevelt team when Garfield was 7-0.

The game is being taped for future airing by LA36.

-- Eric Sondheimer