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Granada Hills Highlander Football Team Celebrates 25-Year-Old Victory

1987 Highlanders defeated Carson, the No. 2 team in the nation, to capture the 4-A title.

It has been 25 years since the Granada Hills Highlander football team defeated Carson, the No. 2 team in the nation to capture the 4-A title.

Friday, alums celebrated this achievement with Coach Stroh and Coach Harp at the football game against Chatsworth with a halftime ceremony. Team members gathered at the “Mean Green Zone” to catch up with more than 200 alumni, faculty, staff and friends to commerate this historic title.

Leigh Datzker October 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
The better story is the 1971 City Championship Team, which involved beating the vaunted San Fernando team with Anthony Davis who, in 1974 scored 6 touchdowns versus Notre Dame. The city playoffs that year were marred with violence, which resulted in the GH Basketball Team playing a game with no spectators at Palisades High, which was reported in Sports Illustrated. The '71 team was perhaps the most talented with Dana Potter at QB and the first soccer style kicker in Al Crumlish.
Howard Cohen October 06, 2012 at 06:07 PM
It was the '70 City Championship game. That was when Granada won the rematch at Birmingham HS. I met A.D the next year (Fall of '71) at Stoner Hall at USC, which was where lots of the athletes lived as frosh and I reminded him of that game. I was in the Fernando district back then but fortunately moved into the Granada district for junior high. A.D was shooting pool the Sunday night before midterms week.

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