This past Sunday, the Huntington Middle School varsity boys flag football team played an intrasquad game inside the iconic Rose Bowl. The event celebrated the team’s undefeated 210 Championship and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation State Championship. The visit was orchestrated by Brian Brantley and Dedan Brozino at the Rose Bowl with the help of a generous contribution from the parents of a Huntington Middle School footballer.
After Brantley provided historical context of the Rose Bowl and a gave tour of the restored original 1922 locker room, Coaches Dika Firmansyah, Moises Arreola and John Gulick led the boys in a scrimmage on the legendary Rose Bowl field. With grass literally mowed to perfection, the team reenacted their championship plays while imagining a future where they will play on the gridiron as college athletes.
Moms, dads and siblings watched on the sidelines but truth be told, couldn’t resist throwing footballs or attempting a field goal to reenact their own child-hood memories. Afterwards the team and families enjoyed a Stone Fire Grill lunch in the UCLA locker room.
The event capped off a remarkable championship season by the Foxes football team and will be forever treasured as a special middle school experience where the boys, parents and coaches all bonded in rare form.
The team went undefeated in league play and was tied just once. In the tournament, they outscored their opponents 274 to 63 and beat Pasadena in the Championship by a final score of 36-0.
Congrats again to the Huntington Middle School Foxes varsity football team—State Champions.