This historic bell game is one of the most heated rivalries in California. It started back in 1969 and has been played every year since. The winner not only gets to take the bell home for the year but also gets to paint it the schools color. Apple valley led the series 32 – 15 and had previously had the bell in their possession for the year. This is such an intense rivalry that students from Victor Valley broke into the stadium the night before to spray-paint the stands green for their school’s color. With Apple Valley’s win, the bell remained orange for one more year.


Seth Baker
Apple Valley


Cade Mossy Bell

Apple Valley

Mossy broke the AVHS football Passing record with over 1800 yards last season. He was 2nd team all Mojave River League last year. He carries a 3.63 GPA. Mossy is a captain this season and exemplifies what it means to be a true leader.
Demariea Bowens

Victor Valley

DeMariea Carries a 3.54 GPA. He has played on football for Victor Valley all 4 years of high school. DeMariea also Wrestled for the Jack Rabbits. He hopes to attend ULCA, Oregon, or Mission San Diego to further his education.


Jeremy Justice

Apple Valley

Jeremy played in the 97, 98, & 99 Rivalry Games. He continued his education at Victor Valley College and then went onto Chaffey College before receiving a full ride to San Diego State. He has two children, one of whom plays on the freshmen football team. Jeremy remains an integral part of the football program serving as a coach.
Billy Hill

Victor Valley

Billy graduated in 1988 and contributed significantly to the 85, 86 & 87 Rivalry games. Billy excelled in his position as middle linebacker and proudly wore the number 66.


The Jackrabbits took their first lead of the game with 3:20 left in the third quarter. Ortiz lobbed a pass to Desmen Kepley in the end zone to make it a 22-21 game. The teams traded drives until Apple Valley was finally able to convert in the fourth quarter. Apple Valley went on a 67-yard, seven play drive that ended with Lewis crossing the goal line. But Victor Valley wasn’t done. The ’Rabbits made it to the Apple Valley 1-yard line but Fotofili couldn’t pound the ball in on fourth down. That left Apple Valley just needing to run out the clock with about three minutes left. The Sun Devils moved the ball to about midfield and soon they were running back to their beloved Bell for a sixth straight year.