Smudge Pot Game

Bonita Wins 5th Straight Smudge Pot

Photographs taken by Beth Qualline

On Saturday, September 9th at Citrus College Bonita defeated San Dimas 28-0 in a dominate performance. Details and full game summary available at

​Smudge Pot Game Rivalry Week.

I’m thrilled to remind you all of one of Southern California’s most iconic high school football rivalries: The Smudge Pot Game between Bonita and San Dimas High School! Both communities are preparing for the big game on Saturday the 9th at 7:00 played at Citrus College (notice the change of location). Doors open at 5:30 and tickets are available at​.

For over 50 years, these two schools have clashed on the gridiron to determine not just who takes home the coveted Smudge Pot trophy but also bragging rights for an entire year. The tension, the drama, the action—it all culminates in a game that’s about more than football; it’s about community, tradition, and a shared history that binds us all.

Bearcat Smudge Pot Spirit Week – Theme – Ooops we did it again (songs of the early 2000’s)
  • Tuesday – Who Let the Dogs Out – wear sandals
  • Wednesday – Stronger – wear workout gear
  • Thursday – Wrecking Ball – wear construction or neon – Smudgepot Rally at 7:00pm in the New Gym
  • Friday – Last Friday Night – wear pajamas
  • Saturday (for the game) – Scream and Shout Green Out – wear green to the game

Delve Into the Past

This year, we have something extra special for fans of both schools. Check out to relive some of the most unforgettable Smudge Pot games in history, focusing on the years ’73, ’83, ’93, 2003, and 2013.
Don’t forget to check out for a journey down memory lane and relive those unforgettable moments that make the Smudge Pot Game the legend that it is today.
See you at the game!​