Bell Game 10.25.19 (Scroll to the bottom for more info.)
Barons vs. Chargers
The first game between FV and Edison was held in 1969 before a crowd of 4,600 fans at Huntington Beach High School. To accommodate larger crowds, the game was moved to Orange Coast College, and has since then moved between various locations each year.
In 1975, activity coordinators from both schools planned to have a cannon – a World War II howitzer – instead of a bell. They scrapped the idea once they found out it could actually fire.
Activity coordinators Dave Hagen (FV) and Ben Garrett (Edison) discovered an old, rusty train bell at a Mission Viejo antique store and purchased it with student funds. The bell was so large that it didn’t fit in Hagen’s VW bug, so they had to find a bigger vehicle for the drive back.
Shop classes from both schools worked together to put the bell back in mint condition.
One game at Anaheim Stadium was rumored to have been packed with some 29,000 fans.
The one and only tie in Bell Game history was on October 4, 1974, with a final score of 0-0. Fountain Valley missed two field goals, the last one coming in with no time left in the game, and Edison had a 66-yard touchdown nullified by a penalty.
Edison was the first school to officially “win” the bell in 1975, defeating the Barons, 19-6.
The last time the bell made its way home to Fountain Valley High was after the Barons’ thrilling 21-20 victory over Edison in 2004.
The bell has a large crack running down the side, much like the famous Liberty Bell.
In the past 45 years, there have been 14 wins for Fountain Valley, 29 wins for Edison, and 1 tie.
It's TIME to BRING BACK the BELL!
pre-sold by e-mailing Mike Russell will be available to be picked up next week
STUDENTS: get your ticket MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st, at the Financial Office on campus
T-shirts: (50th Anniversary!)
men, women, and children's sizes
sold at the FVHS vs. Edison Tio Flaco's Taco Eating Contest Sunday, October 20th at 5:00 p.m. (18959 Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley)
Monday, October 21st, at 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at football field entrance
STUDENTS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday during lunch on campus
At the Glow Show
Glow Show Pep Rally: 7:15-8:30 p.m.
outdoors bowl area
6:15-7:15 Food Trucks
7:15 show time
At Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa
Gates open at 5:00
Wear your Bell shirt or Baron BLUE
7:00 Kick Off