John Burrroughs vs. Burbank. 69 meetings since 1949; both teams share the same home field (Memorial Stadium on the JBHS campus), and alternate year-to-year in getting the larger "home side" in the Big Game
. As many as 12,000 fans have packed the stadium for the annual year-ending contest between crosstown rivals.
In 1979 Burroughs went into the game rated the number one team in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Southern California, the State and the Nation. Burbank put up a strong fight, scoring 12 points against a team that had badly beaten the previous #1 team, St. Paul, 27-12, and allowed only one touchdown to four previous Foothill League opponents, outscoring them 152-7. Burroughs finished the season 11-1 and advanced to the CIF Quarterfinals.