Alex Abbasi admits that his high school career has not been the most traditional. After spending his first two years at Burbank High School, Abbasi spent his junior year in Kansas before returning to Burbank for 12th grade.
With so much travel, Abbasi was skeptical that his peers would choose him as Burbank High’s 2008 homecoming king.
“I didn’t know I was going to get this,” said Abbasi, 18, surrounded by hundreds at Memorial Field at John Burroughs High School. “But I kept in touch with friends and came back. It’s pretty exciting.”
The annual rivalry between Burbank and Burroughs was renewed Friday night, with the Bulldogs besting their crosstown adversary, 58-22.
But the game was mere window- dressing to the festivities that accompanied the pregame hype. Fireworks punched the air while homecoming royalty was crowned in the middle of the football field.