Farmer, who plans to attend either Stanford or UC Berkeley to study biology or business, admits that the annual selection of homecoming kings and queens is a popularity contest.
But, he said, the pregame ritual is an important tool to help buoy school sprit.
And spirit was served in equal helpings Friday night.
A crowd officials estimated at up to 9,000 rocked the current version of Memorial Field for what will be the last time, as the facility is soon to be converted into a state-of- the-art stadium.
Student-painted signs, with encouraging messages for fans and football players alike, covered the grandstands as blue-painted Burbank High fans jumped around the field and Burroughs fans with feathers in their hair and red paint on their face yelled for their team.