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ANGELA PIAZZA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Western celebrates after winning Friday's game against Anaheim.

Western rings up another victory

FOR THE REGISTER

ANAHEIM – A year after regaining the victory bell from Anaheim in “The Bell Game”, Western made a statement Friday night that its intends to keep the bell for the near future.

With nearly 400 yards rushing and almost 500 yards of total offense, Western controlled both sides of ball in a dominating 28-7 victory at Western High.

“It means a lot,” said Western coach Toby Howell of keeping the bell with the Pioneers, who have won both years since the rivalry has been renewed. “I've been around a long time, and we've won it more than we've lost it. I would hate to lose it.”

Capitalizing on a Jeremiah Knott interception, Western (2-2) drove 58 yards in 12 plays before Joe Burris raced around right end for a 10-yard TD run with 10:47 left in the half.

Knott upped the lead to 12-0 on a 14-yard run, capping a 53-yard drive highlighted by a 25-yard completion from Cody Rutledge to Frankie Jorquez. Alex Ojelabi's conversion run put Western ahead 14-0.

Ojelabi rushed for 136 yards in the first half, finishing with 188 yards rushing on 23 carries. Jorquez added 162 yards on the ground, including a 3-yard touchdown run to seal the game.

Rutledge passed for 97 yards, finding Knott for 35-yard touchdown pass. The score was set up by an Alex Sanchez forced fumble and recovery.

Jonathan Diaz put Anaheim (1-2) on the board late in the game, rushing the ball eight consecutive plays, the last good for a 16-yard touchdown on fourth-and-1.


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