The Bell Game is a timeless California classic, having been played between the Apple Valley Sun Devils and the Victor Valley Jackrabbits for half a century. Recency has favored the Sun Devils, who extended their winning streak to ten years after last season’s 59-0 rout of their rivals. However, like Icarus who flew too close the sun, the boys at Apple Valley fell short to Serra in the state championship after a stellar regular season. The flames of revenge are burning, and one can only assume the Sun Devils have their eyes locked on making it back to the title game. With any luck, the Jackrabbits can stifle their rival’s championship aspirations and perhaps make it to the game themselves. After a lackluster 7-6 season, the motivation Victor Valley needs to succeed may just come on September 4th if they can paint Jackrabbit Green on the Bell.
Apple Valley put numbers on the board early with an opening TD 7-0. Following two repeat touchdowns the Sun Devils secured a commanding lead in the 1st quarter 28-0. Apple Valley was dominating going into halftime 41-0. In the third quarter Victor Valley attempted a comeback and put their first points on the board bringing the score to 41-6. After a long kickoff return, the Sun Devils cemented their eventual winning score of 48-6.