Welcome to Burbank Memorial Field, where the stage is set for the 75th installment of the legendary “Big Game” between the Burrough Bears and the Burbank Bulldogs. This intense rivalry, dating all the way back to 1949, has become a hallmark of Friday night football, and it’s about to get even hotter as we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series.

The Burrough Bears hold a commanding 45-29 lead in the all-time series, but that means little when these two teams clash on the gridiron. Last year, Burbank narrowly edged out Burroughs with a thrilling 28-25 victory, fueled by an impressive 115 rushing yards. The Bulldogs will be eager to prove that their previous win was no fluke, while the Bears are determined to regain their dominance.

As the sun sets on October 27th, 2023, fans from both sides will pack Burbank Memorial Field, creating an electrifying atmosphere with a crowd size of 4,000. This is not just a game; it’s a tradition, a rivalry steeped in history, and a testament to the passion of high school football in America.

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, had this to say about the matchup: “The ‘Big Game’ between the Burrough Bears and the Burbank Bulldogs epitomizes the essence of high school football rivalries. It’s not just about the game; it’s about community pride, tradition, and the memories that will last a lifetime. This is what the Great American Rivalry Series is all about.”

So, mark your calendars, because on October 27th, 2023, history will be made once again at Burbank Memorial Field. The Burrough Bears and the Burbank Bulldogs are ready to give it their all, and one thing’s for sure – We Know Friday Nights.


Chris Kulikov


Alex Quintanilla


Alex is a tremendous role model, always the first at practice to help set up and last to leave. He always makes sure to lend a helping hand. He has excelled in all his classes, including AP coursework and Engineering through our school’s NAF Academy.
Santiago Sanchez


Santiago is one of the hardest working, most motivated, best leaders on the team. Takes care of his academics, pound for pound the strongest guy on the team.


California is home to hundreds of lovely beaches, glorious sunsets and the longstanding rivalry of the Burbank Bulldogs and neighboring powerhouse the Burroughs Bears. The Bears came to dominate tonight, with a touchdown and a pick six right at the start of the first quarter. Yet, a fumble recovered by Burbank caused them to lose yardage. Both scored in the second half, with each offense line not willing to give up. Burbank. The Bulldogs did their best to put up a fight with their offensive line but it was no use for the furocity of the Bears, with a final score of 48-13.