Note From The Editor: Attention To All of our Fans and followers. East L.A. Sports Scene presents its “Sports Spectacular” event of 2105. We’re happy to share this most unique posting on the “81st East L.A. Classic.” It will definitely grab your attention as we view the game from the perspective of a trained and skillful group of young staff photographers at Garfield High School plus the four pictures of the very humbling and respectful post-game teams’ huddle as captured by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and its outstanding community spiritual leader, Marcos Garcia. There’s lots to see from beginning to end and we hope you enjoy our presentation.
We are offering a timeless, special look at this annual, and very comprehensive community sporting event. Please share our link with all of your friends through today’s vast array of social media devices. As you already know, you can open our postings rather easily on your iPhones, Androids, Cell/Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and many other devices. Thanks in advance for your undivided attention in answering our request for assistance with additional distribution of our posting. Be a helper and do what you can to spread the good news about our awesome and incredible East L.A.
Special Thanks & Acknowledgment of Our Veterans: We dedicate this special posting to All of our Veterans who played for Garfield and Roosevelt in any of the “East L.A. Classics” throughout these so many, many years of rivalry. To You and Yours, We Salute You on This Special Day! Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Backgrounder: This year’s game featured another fantastic “Spirit Week” on both campuses as the community eagerly awaited the “Friday Night Lights” pageantry of this game. We invite everyone to read our game summary and enjoy the great photo gallery that we’ve assembled for your viewing pleasure.
For Game Recap: Please go to our 2015 “East L.A. Classic” #1 posting by clicking here.
EastLASportsScene.Com’s Players of the Game:
Garfield* – QB/Adam Polanco, Sophomore/9-11 completions/160 yds; 7 rushes/100 yds; 2 rushing TDs; 4 passing TDs; (0) Interceptions; Total Yds/260; accounted for all 6 scores. Extra Polanco note: Adam certainly has the football DNA of his grandfather, Henry and brother, Richard, as both were his Pop Warner coaches when he played for the Maravilla “Matadors.” He now holds the modern era record for the “Classic” in accounting for 6 TDs in a single game. Roosevelt* – QB/Andrew Gallegos, Senior/2 TD passes; 2 INTs. No other game stats available.
Special Recognition: A huge “Tip of The Hat” and community outreach acknowledgment to Nike and its First Community Store in California – “East Los” located at 4585 Whittier Blvd., 90022, right in the heart of East L.A. They provided a special community outreach event for both schools on Wednesday, 10/28 at the store and featured a special presentation by soon-to-be NFL Hall of Famer, USC Trojan great, and a pillar of the Pittsburgh Steelers vaunted defense, #43 LB/Troy Polamalu. It certainly set the tone for the Big Game in the minds, hearts, and bodies of our outstanding, young student-athletes. Click here for more store information.
Credits: MaxPreps.com; Staff photographers, Garfield; facebook.com/ghsbulldogs; Fernando Sanchez, Game Log/Box Score, Garfield High School; Marcos Garcia, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Post-Game Teams’ Huddle & Prayer Session, (4) in total; Ezequiel Ordaz, youth background statement on Adam Polanco; Miguel Torres and Art Torres, 2015 “East L.A.Classic” Media Credentialing Committee.
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