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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....