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A 'Classic' for many reasons

Garfield-Roosevelt draws 20,000 fans every year and the rivalry remains deep-rooted

Updated: November 4, 2010, 6:41 PM ET
By Mario Villegas | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There are many high school football games being played this week that will determine league titles and draw large crowds.

And then there's the Garfield-Roosevelt game.

The two rival schools that are only a few miles apart on the east side of Los Angeles will square off for the 76th time Friday night before a capacity crowd of 20,000 at East Los Angeles College.

Known as the East Los Angeles Classic since 1972, the annual game between the longtime rivals ...

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