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Welcome to Pasadena High School - Home of the Bulldogs.  School begins on Monday, August 18th.
 



ANNUAL TURKEY TUSSLE FOOTBALL GAME

We hope your are planning on joining us at the Rose Bowl for the next Turkey Tussle 
November 2014


In keeping with tradition Pasadena High School and John Muir High School will once again use all their energies to struggle for their school honor in the annual Turkey Tussle. The Turkey Tussle is the annual homecoming tradition between Pasadena High School and cross town rival John Muir High School.  This tradition began in 1947 when the game was played between Pasadena Community College and John Muir Junior College. These two schools played until 1953.  In 1954 the annual rivalry was played between what is now Pasadena High School and John Muir High School. 

Possession of the Victory Bell is the prize for the winning school. The Victory Bell a long-standing tradition between Pasadena High School and John Muir High School came as a gift from the Santa Fe Railroad presented in 1955 at the pep ralley for the Turkey Tussle. The student body at PHS, which then shared the same campus with PCC, though the two were not affiliated, wanted to start many traditions which would last through the years. When it came time for the Turkey Tussle, they talked of having a bell.

Scott Fitzwater, Student Body President at that time and Jim Shelton, then Senior Class Vice-President, were instrumental in gaining the bell.  Jim Shelton told his father, Raymond Shelton, of their idea and Raymond Shelton, General Manager for Santa Fe in Los Angeles at the time, was able to get the bell for PHS. The bell formerly rang from the top of an old steam locomotive and to Mr. Shelton's knowledge is the only one ever given to a school.

The bell was intended to be used, as it still is, as a perpetual trophy to rotate between John Muir High School and Pasadena High School, being kept for the year by the team that wins the homecoming game.  

One of the highlights for the winning team is to rush to the end zone, celebrating their win, by ringing the Victory Bell. In June 2005, the John Muir High School campus was burglarized and the Victory Bell was stolen.  On February 7, 2006 the Victory Bell was found near a road in the Angeles National Forest.

In November 2007 a  documentary about the Turkey Tussle was produced and featured on Fox Sports West cable channel. Although it didn't tell the entire story of the Turkey Tussle, it did showcase the cross town battle that has been going on for 60 years between Pasadena High School and John Muir High School.

Turkey Tussle Record

Year

Winner

Loser

Score

PHS Record

Pasadena Community College vs. John Muir Junior College

1947

PCC

Muir

23 – 14

1 – 0

1948

Muir

PCC

20 – 19

1 – 1

1949

Muir

PCC

20 – 14

1- 2

1950

PCC

Muir

33 – 19

2 – 2

1951

PCC

Muir

49 – 20

3 – 2

1952

PCC

Muir

67 – 7

4 – 2

1953

PCC

Muir

26 - 6

5 - 2

Pasadena High School vs. John Muir High School

1954

Muir

PHS

19 – 12

0 - 1

1955

Muir

PHS

12 – 0

0 – 2

1956

Muir

PHS

54 – 14

0 - 3

1957

Muir

PHS

20 – 0

0 – 4

1958

Muir

PHS

14 – 7

0 – 5

1959

Muir

PHS

34 – 7

0 – 6

1960

Muir

PHS

39 – 7

0 – 7

1961

Muir

PHS

25 – 13

0 – 8

1962

PHS

Muir

21 – 4

1 – 8

1963

Muir

PHS

14 – 13

1 – 9

1964

PHS

Muir

27 – 20

2 – 9

1965

PHS

Muir

13 – 7

3 – 9

1966

Muir

PHS

6 – 0

3 – 10

1967

PHS

Muir

14 – 7

4 – 10

1968

PHS

Muir

20 – 0

5 – 10

1969

PHS

Muir

40 – 7

6 – 10

1970

PHS

Muir

27 – 0

7 – 10

1971

PHS

Muir

21 – 0

8 – 10

1972

PHS

Muir

27 – 13

9 – 10

1973

PHS

Muir

20 – 7

10 – 10

1974

PHS

Muir

14 – 0

11 – 10

1975

PHS

Muir

35 – 14

12 – 10

1976

Muir

PHS

13 – 0

12 – 11

1977

Muir

PHS

28 – 22

12 – 12

1978

PHS

Muir

7 – 3

13 – 12

1979

PHS

Muir

22 – 7

14 – 12

1980

Muir

PHS

21 – 7

14 – 13

1981

PHS

Muir

10 – 0

15 – 13

1982

PHS

Muir

21 – 10

16 – 13

1983

PHS

Muir

7 – 7

16 – 13 – 1

1984

Muir

PHS

14 – 8

16 – 14 – 1

1985

Muir

PHS

27 – 7

16 – 15 – 1

1986

Muir

PHS

30 – 8

16 – 16 – 1

1987

Muir

PHS

14 – 9

16 – 17 – 1

1988

Muir

PHS

13 – 0

16 – 18 – 1

1989

Muir

PHS

27 – 0

16 – 19 – 1

1990

Muir

PHS

42 – 0

16 – 20 – 1

1991

Muir

PHS

36 – 14

16 – 21 – 1

1992

Muir

PHS

27 – 0

16 – 22 – 1

1993

Muir

PHS

27 – 12

16 – 23 – 1

1994

Muir

PHS

34 – 20

16 – 24 – 1

1995

PHS

Muir

14 – 7

17 – 24 – 1

1996

Muir

PHS

35 – 28

17 – 25 – 1

1997

Muir

PHS

14 – 6

17 – 26 – 1

1998

PHS

Muir

20 – 20

17 – 26 – 2

1999

Muir

PHS

33 – 8

17 – 27 – 2

2000

Muir

PHS

30 – 6

17 – 28 – 2

2001

Muir

PHS

49 – 21

17 – 29 – 2

2002

Muir

PHS

35 – 6

17 – 30 – 2

2003

Muir

PHS

57 – 26

17 – 31 – 2

2004

Muir

PHS

48 – 25

17 – 32 – 2

2005

Muir

PHS

37 – 15

17 – 33 – 2

2006

Muir

PHS

21 – 6

17 – 34 – 2

2007

Muir

PHS

13 – 9

17 – 35 – 2

2008

Muir

PHS

13 - 0

17 – 36 - 2

2009

Muir

PHS

34 – 12

17 – 37 - 2

2010
2011
2012
2013

Muir
Muir
Muir
Muir

PHS
PHS
PHS
PHS

63 - 6
14 - 6
37 - 7
32 - 21

17 - 38 - 2
17 - 39 - 2
17 - 40 - 2
17 - 41 - 2

 

 

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