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Bruin Trivia

  • The Bruins original colors were the same as UCLA - Columbia Blue and Yellow. Other color combinations considered were cardinal and yellow.
  • Brentwood HS was almost named Northside High School-to go along with Northside Junior High (Brentwood Middle School)
  • The first game was against Lookout Valley on 9/3/82; and resulted in a 30-6 Bruin victory. The average age of the starters was 15 years old. 1700 people packed the small stands.
  • Clay Whitehurst scored the first ever Bruin TD. Whitehurst (Alabama) and QB David Armstrong (Western KY), were the first-ever Bruin football players to earn a college scholarship.
  • In 1983, $250,000 was raised by the parents for a new stadium. Stadium lights were purchased by the Brentwood Civitan Organization, and the original press box was built by players and their fathers.
  • The stadium was added onto again in 2002, and the Bruins changed sides of the field.
  • Coach Jim Pauley has been the longest continuing member of the Bruin coaching staff-since 1982.
  • You know Gene Andrews who helps cut the grass? He was a Bruin Head Coach. Nick Waggoner? He was the interim Head Coach when Nick Coutras quit during the 1987 season.
  • In 1985, Brentwood had their first district win in a season
  • In 1993, John Ash was named the Mid-State Coach of the Year. Four years later he would be replaced. After this historic 8 win season, he would only win 8 more games in the next three years.
  • Think the Bruins have always had good teams? Think again- During a 10 year stretch from 1985-1995, with the exception of two good playoff years, Brentwood's combined record was 14-72. This includes three straight years of a 1-9 record. In fact, during the Bruins first 15 seasons (1982-1996), the Bruins' record was 52-101 with two playoff appearances.
  • Since 1997 to present, the Bruins' record is 137-49, with only 2 losing seasons.  This time period includes the longest playoff run (15 straight) in Bruins' history, a State Championship and 7 Regional Championships.
  • James C. Parker, the first principal of Brentwood High and the stadium's namesake, has never missed a Bruin football game.