PUEBLO — This Friday night, the 119th edition of the Bell Game will take place at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.
For the past decade, Pueblo Centennial has dominated Pueblo Central in the showdown, winning 8-of-9 games dating back to 2009.
"Obviously a very electric atmosphere within the school," head coach Jeff Wilkerson said. "Student body is ready to go and get out there Friday night, represent Centennial. Players are always locked in and ready to go this week, intensity is never a question."
The Bulldogs have struggled overall this season with a 2-5 record but the team knows a win in this rivalry game could be exactly the jump start they need in the second half of the season.
"It's a big deal, it's like Pueblo's little mini Super Bowl," senior cornerback/wide receiver Justin Cruz said. "We all play for the fans, we play for ourselves, we play for the friendship, it's a great experience."
Pueblo Centennial's last loss to the Wildcats came back in 2015 and the team will try and make sure the bell stays red this Friday night. Kickoff for the contest is set for 7 p.m.