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Pueblo Central ready to turn Bell blue

Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 01:27:30-04

This Friday night, Pueblo Central will host Pueblo Centennial in the 119th edition of the Bell Game at Dutch Clark Stadium.

Dating back to 1892, the historic showdown is billed as the oldest high school football rivalry West of the Mississippi River.

"It's something special, a once in a lifetime thing," Wildcats senior quarterback Brandon Martin said. "Not everyone gets to see it in other states, so just getting to play in it is something very cool."

The Wildcats have dropped 8-of-9 in the series but are playing better football than the Bulldogs in 2019, having jumped out to a 5-2 start.

"Our record is better than theirs," Martin said. "Records don't mean anything right now, it's just who wants the game more."

Pueblo Central expects a stout test from the 2-5 Bulldogs in a game that is always among the most talked about in the state of Colorado.

"A lot of energy for this, the day I don't get excited for this is the day I stop coaching," Wildcats coach Kris Cotterman said. "It's a lot of fun, get to play a football game in front of a lot of people and the tradition is outstanding."

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Pueblo Friday night with full coverage on the Friday Football Fever at 10 p.m.