The annual “Battle for the Bell” rivalry game, which pits Edison vs. Fountain Valley, showed why the Edison Chargers are a nationally ranked team. The “Bell” is an old rusty train bell which was reconditioned; this idea of the “Battle for the Bell” just came to the Activities Coordinator while walking thru an antique shop and stumbled upon it, since then the bell has made its annual visit to the field and has returned home with the winning team. In front of over 10,000 fans, the Chargers extended their winning streak with a 21-3 victory over the Fountain Valley Barons for the eighth consecutive season taking home the “Bell”.


Marquis Ross


J.D. Hinnant

Fountain Valley

Aleksander Torgersen



Eric Sassenberg

Fountain Valley

Denny Flanagan



The Chargers did not waste any time, moving down the field on their opening drive. The quarterback connected with his teammate over the middle of the field for first down yardage, and found his way into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown reception, giving the Chargers a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Fountain Valley then had the ball but the Barons were forced to kick the ball on their own 32-yard line bringing the score 7-3, Edison. With a combined effort from the offense and defense, Edison controlled the game after halftime. Trailing 7-3 at halftime, Fountain Valley started the third quarter with the ball at its own 14-yard line. The Barons used up over 7 minutes of clock, advancing the ball to the Chargers 10-yard line. Instead of a first-and-goal opportunity that could have taken the lead, the Barons fumbled a snap, had a touchdown pass negated by a holding penalty and threw an in-completion and ended up missing a field goal.