East LA Classic: Garfield HS takes home big win in unforgettable night at LA Coliseum

Of course - there was plenty more that made the night shine.

Saturday, October 22, 2022
East LA Classic: Garfield HS takes home big win
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In what was certainly an unforgettable night for die-hard fans, the Garfield High School football team took home the big win at this year's East L.A. classic, winning Friday night's matchup against Roosevelt High School 16-8.

EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In what was certainly an unforgettable night for die-hard fans, the Garfield High School football team took home the big win at this year's East L.A. classic, winning Friday night's matchup against Roosevelt High School 16-8.

Of course - there was plenty more that made the night shine.

The Black Eyed Peas put on a star-studded halftime show with an electrifying performance inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

"This is our Super Bowl," said singer Will.I.Am. "East L.A. Boyle Heights. This is all family and a lot of love."

The founding member of the group was raised in Boyle Heights and grew up watching the East L.A. Classic.

"It was amazing. I don't know. It was the best experience ever. I am high off of adrenaline right now," said Roosevelt High student Michelle Diego.

The last time the classic was played at the coliseum was from 2000 to 2003.

It's a historical place that's hosted worldwide events like the Olympics in 1932 and 1984, and will do so again in 2028.

According to coliseum officials, about 27,000 tickets for this year's classic game were sold.

"As a kid, I always grew up watching this and it just shows you can do a lot. I hope that a lot of younger kids can experience what I am experiencing now," said Jayden Barnes, Garfield varsity team captain.

The classic builds a lot of community excitement and this year it has built more.