The annual “Battle for the Bell” rivalry game, which pits Edison against 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 more than 10,000 fans, the Chargers extended their winning streak with a victory over the Fountain Valley Barons for the tenth consecutive season taking home the “Bell.”
Jacob is a 2 year varsity letterman on the football team and a member os the 2016 C.I. F. championship team. He has received multiple scholar athlete honors by both his school and the Sunset League. He was also awarded the pillar of character award for displaying positive traits and having and an outstanding character.
Phong "Billy" Ngo
Fountain Valley High School is proud to present Billy Ngo as our Rivalry Athlete of the Year. He is escorted by his aunt Daisy and uncle I.B. Billy has loved football since he arrived in the U.S. at age 6. Billy is a 2 year Varsity Player at Defensive End. He has a 4.37 GPA and plans to apply to USC and Stanford. He volunteers at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital and hopes to be a doctor in the future.
Dave White is no stranger to the Rivalry Game. Not only did he play in the game 3 times in the early 70s but he has coach in it 38 times, with 31 of those being as head coach. Before returning to coach at Edison in 1979 Dave was starting quarterback and won a national championship at Orange Coast College. He then went on to play at Oregon State University. During his tenure at Edison, Coach white compiled over 230 wins, 15 league titles and won to C.I. F. championships. Although he will be remembered for his many successes on the field, Coach White was a firm believer in doing things the right way, and doing everything with integrity and character.
Mike and Kristie Musso
Fountain Valley is honored to induct Mike and Kristie Musso. Mike was a standout fullback, defensive end and team captain on the ‘75 and ‘76 Baron teams. He was all Sunset League, on the Orange County All Star Team and is in the Baron Football Hall of Fame. Kristie has been a supporter of Baron football since the late 70’s and both she and Mike are Lifetime Football Booster members. This great rivalry is truly a family affair for the Musso’s, along with Mike Sr, Mike Jr and son-in-law Steve Fifita have played in this game and their daughter Heidi was a Baron Cheerleader. Each year they organize the Moose Invitational Golf Tournament in memory of their son Michael to raise money for Baron Football. They are truly Barons for Life.