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A history lesson for Pueblo’s Bell Game

By Alexis Smith The Centennial Bulldogs and Central Wildcats will meet for the 118th time Friday Oct. 19 at Dutch Clark Stadium for the annual Bell Game, a Pueblo tradition. Often known as the oldest high school rivalry west of the Mississippi, the Bell Game rivalry is one of the oldest rivalries in the history of high school football in the United States. The long-standing Pueblo tradition that began in 1892 has an interesting history, beginning with a riot that broke out just 15 years after the rivalry was established....
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2014 Bell goes to Centennial

graphic courtesy of Pueblo City Schools The Bell rings red once again as the Centennial Bulldogs took down the Central Wildcats in thrilling fashion Friday at the 2014 Bell Game, with a final score of 28-26. With just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Wildcat’s quarterback Mike Ranson ran 8 yards for a touchdown, bringing the Wildcats back within two points. With the two-point conversion pending, Central left the ball in Ranson’s hands and tried running it to the outside, but the Bulldogs defense was ready, smothering Ranson...