Home Team: Banning
Away Team: Beaumont
Date And Time: 09/07/2018 10:00 pm
Location: Banning High School
One of the oldest rivalries in California, Beaumont and Banning will battle yet again for bragging rights and “The Wheel.” Who will take it home in 2018?
Both teams have had periods of dominance since the rivalry began in 1929, but it has been fairly even as of late. Each game the last three seasons has been decided by less than 7 points, including a 19-15 Beaumont win last season over the Broncos.
One special thing about rivalries is they sometimes produce unlikely heroes, young men who stamp their place in history with an amazing performance. Beaumont's backup Junior QB, Eddie McCulloch has now etched his name into the history books of the Banning vs. Beaumont rivalry with a performance that led his Beaumont Cougars to a 28-20 win over the Banning Broncos. Banning held a dominant 20-0 lead at halftime when Beaumont Coach Jeff Steinberg made the call and sent in McCulloch. From there, the whole team rallied around the backup QB, who had an astounding performance, throwing a touchdown pass on his third play of the game to get things going. Beaumont would come all the way back and win the game 28-20, a truly historic moment for this classic rivalry.