East LA Classic: more than a high school football rivalry

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J. Chavez Jr. dons an East LA jersey in “The All-Americans.” Photo courtesy of “The All-Americans.”

The Garfield High School bulldogs and Roosevelt High School Rough Riders share a deep rivalry. That rings true once a year at the East LA Clásico, when 20,000 football fans watch what the coaches call one of the biggest games in the United States.

A new documentary is coming out next week that looks at the game and the community watching it. Through the lens of “The All-Americans” explores what it means to be American for a predominantly Latino community through the lens of America’s game. 

Credits

Guest:
Billy McMillin - Documentary filmmaker

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Caleigh Wells