By Tim Peterson
(Pasadena) – The annual Turkey Tussle clash between city rivals Pasadena and Muir which has been traditionally played in November has been moved to opening night in August.
This release was posted Friday in PHS Forums.
2019 Football Season Kick Off – TURKEY TUSSLE
Who says Turkey can only be served in November?
The 72nd Turkey Tussle will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Rose Bowl.
Yes, you read that right…John Muir High School and Pasadena High School will kick off their 2019 Football season with the FIRST game being the Turkey Tussle! This year’s scheduling has been more difficult than 2018! Because UCLA plays 2 home games in a row there would not enough time to mend the field for their use if we play in between and player safety was a concern.
In discussions with Muir and PHS it was determined that it was more important for our students to play in the Rose Bowl than to maintain our traditional date at another venue such as Pasadena City College. For all involved, Football, Cheer, Band, Journalism, family and friends this may be the only time they would have this opportunity to experience that iconic venue.
There were several people who worked behind the scenes so that our students could continue the tradition of playing in the Rose Bowl. We would like to thank the Rose Bowl Stadium team for working closely with us to ENSURE that the Turkey Tussle will be played in the Rose Bowl. We want to thank the City of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl again for being our partners in this game!
We hope that all of you will come out and support these teams in their FIRST GAME. We are looking forward to Alumni and Community coming from near and far.
There you have it. The 2019 football season will kickoff with the Turkey Tussle. Just one question. Should it still be called the Turkey Tussle?