Bilingual Student Newspaper of Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose California.

Big Bone

IMG_9509

  • Big Bone 1998
  • Little Bone Victory 1998
  • Seniors Lee Dydo, Travis Schaff, Bryan Anderson, and Vlad Lapshin hold up their trophy to the Bleachers while the crowd goes wild! 2004
  • Seniors Josh Ayala and Aaron Ruiz celebrate Bg Bone victory with fellow Lions, 2010
  • Lincoln player 21 runs the ball, 2006
  • Varsity football in 2006
  • Lincoln's JV football team rushes to victory in the Little Bone Game, 2013
  • Mr. Phelan first Little Bone, 2013
  • Big Bone game, 1972
  • WHO'S WHO? Lions' muddy defense stops San Jose ball carrier, 1969
  • Ed Estavillo goes over for one of his three touchdowns in Bone Game as Rich Arioto looks on, 1968
  • Lion line opens up hole for Estavillo. Arioto hands off to Richards, 1968
  • Walker grabs touchdown pass from Arioto, 1968
  • Bob Seeger (11) take on Bulldog. Bob Seeger sweeps right end, 1966
  • Howard King (27) nearly blocks punt. Three muddy Lions wait on sidelines, 1966
  • Cooper and Guido Exchange Clean, Crisp Embrace. Lions put heavy rush on punter, 1966
  • WHO'S WHO? Lions' muddy defense stops San Jose ball carrier, 1966
  • Varsity Line up in 1965
  • Goodman eludes tackler and romps for twenty five yards, Mike shows that little bit of extra which made him the best back in the MHAL, 1965
  • Ed Arioto skirts right end behind Joe Coombs' block, 1964
  • Big Bone 1963
  • School spirit for Big Bone game in 1950
  • School spirit for Big Bone game in 1949
  • Little Bone 1970 JV
  • Big Bone Game 1970 Varsity
  • Big Bone Game 1970

 
Stories from the 2014 Big Bone:
Lincoln’s Close Victory, Big Bone video,
Big Bone Rally, Big Bone Royalty, Big Bone History
Big Bone 1954:
The Big Bone game is a 72 year old tradition between the Abraham Lincoln High School and the San Jose High. The game always takes place on Thanksgiving Day at San Jose City College and usually attracts students, parents, and teachers to cheer for their school to get the trophy. Below are selections from The Lion Tales archive that represent the early days of this rivalry.

“Lions To Play SJ Bulldogs For Big Bone”

November 19, 1954

Next week Lincoln Lions and San Jose Bulldogs will once more be viewing for the bone. How did this trophy originate and why?

In the spring of 1944, exactly 10 years ago, Lincoln entered the PAL. When it was known that we would be playing against San Jose, a boy at San Jose went to his father’s butcher shop and got a beef bone. Both schools approved the bone as an ideal trophy, and San Jose painted it putting the score of the game played the Fall of 1943. San Jose won that game. Since then on every Thanksgiving morning the Bulldogs and Lions fight to see who will have the bone for a year. The rules concerning the trophy are:

Big Bone Game at Spartan Stadium, 1954

Big Bone Game at Spartan Stadium, 1954

1. The school that wins the game keeps the trophy for a year.

2. If a tie results the school that had won the bone in the previous year keeps it for another year.

3. The bone is taken to the opposing school and left there for one week, but not the week preceding the game between the two schools.

This year at half time the Lincoln band, in their new uniforms, along with our Pep Squad, San Jose’s band and Pep Squad will be working together to give a mammoth display. During half time the Lincoln rooting section will present card tricks.

Bilingual Student Newspaper of Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose California.
Big Bone