The oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River and the biggest football rivalry in the state of Colorado is garnering attention once again this fall, as “The Bell Game” between Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial has been selected to the 2017 Great American Rivalry Series schedule.

It’s the 117th meeting between the two teams in a series dating back to 1892. Central leads the series 56-51 and the schools have also tied nine times in a game that regularly draws over 15,000 fans out to Dutch Clark Stadium.

This season, both teams are looking for their first victory heading into the game. Central (0-2) is hungry to retain “The Bell” and repaint its cart blue following last season’s 31-7 loss to Centennial (0-2).

First-year coach Kris Cotterman and the Wildcats are highlighted by junior wideout/safety Nico Martin, while first-year coach Jeff Wilkerson and the Bulldogs are led by junior quarterback Patrick Gonzales.

Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

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