This year’s BELL GAME was the best attended in recent history due to the beautiful new field at El Camino High School and this inaugural game. Excitement has been high as El Camino Students have been selling T-Shirts and commemorative BELL Game tickets and pumping up their already high school spirit and COLT PRIDE has never been louder. Measure J Funds have done to rebuild a new track and field for ECH. We are sharing the excitement that was bouncing off of our Facebook wall with you here yet if you prefer a straight play by play you MUST CHECK OUT JOHN BAKER’S BLOG HERE. He did an awesome job of narrating the game and capturing some great photos – THANKS JOHN! (Frank Poncherello)
El Camino’s Annual BELL GAME dinner the evening before the day was a great success as Angelique Presidente’s photo shows. There was a lot of chatter before the game on our Facebook page with everyone shouting out their favorite team to win and continued onto the JV game, which the Warriors won 21-0
Adam Ramirez Lets go Colts!!!
Carla Barbetti Looks like the Bell Trophy won’t have to move too far. Get R Done – Frank Moro!!
Jesse Mohr That trophy looks so nice against a blue backdrop…GO WARRIORS!
Maria Maldonado Barba Let’s go Colts! It’s your time! You won it back in the day when I was a student at EC. Now win it while my kid is there!!!
Andrea Carey Villa GO WARRIORS….KEEP IT AT HOME !!!
Julia Cabrera GO SOUTH CITY!!!!!
Shelly Wynne Warriors #9 #11 and the rest of the team being led by the great Frank Moro let’s go Warriors
Tina Marie Preston Go warriors!!!!
Diego Jauregui Go Colts!
Carole Brady-Duport One family member went to So. City and three went to El Camino. Have to be fair and root for both!
Kevin Cronin We got this…. Go Warriors!
John Kevranian I remember the Bell assembly we use to have at South City High!
Alexandra Luna Go Warriors!!!!
Dawn Tentes you left out number 7 go keahi you got this but no matter what just have fun. but the bell does belong back at South City. go warriors.
Larry Nerney South City Rules!!!!!!!!
Linda Dunne-CresciLinda Dunne-Cresci South City Warriors all the way
Janina Bright Pulido Go Warriors!!!
Marlene Sanchez Go Warriors!!!!
Jamie McLaughlin Go South City!
Susan Sharp go Colts
Ayde-Jason Cervantes Go warriors
Jason Villasenor Go South City!!!!!!!
Nina Markley As of right now I hear warriors are winning!!!
Nina Markley I rephrase that, j.v. is winning @ this time.
Andrea Peralta Let’s Go Warriors!
Leanne Gerardo Goff EC. Colts all the way ~ we want the Bell!!!
Connie Simotas Gooooooooo south city beat the colts!!!
AND THE BIG GAME STARTS
We were lucky to have Frank Poncherello give play by play narrative for those who were not able to attend the game and those comments are mingled in with the other real time chatter by all (you can go directly to Frank’s aka John’s Blog HERE):
Smith Jack GO WARRIORS
Okey Amuzie South City!
Janina Bright Pulido GO WARRIORS!!!!
Melissa Otero Maria who?
Frank Poncherello No score early in second quarter, but SSF is threatening.
Deborah Mcgrath Warriors! !!! All hail the white and blue. . Ahhh that’s all I remember! Lol
Frank Poncherello 6-0 South City after one-yard Maluia run (PAT blocked). 9:37 in second quarter.
Frank Poncherello 6-6 after EC’s Brandon Gip takes it 67 yards on fake punt
(PAT missed). 5:54 second.
Myla Jessica La Rocca Score is 6-6. Go EC!!
Andrea Peralta What is the score now?
Frank Poncherello SSF 13, EC 6, about a minute left in half.
Everything South City Txs Frank Poncherello pls keep ’em coming!
Frank Poncherello Abarca pulls down 19-yd pass from Keegan in end zone. EC 14, SSF 13 after two-point conversion. 11 secs left in first half.
Myla Jessica La Rocca People watching the Bell game from their rooftops!!
Everything South City Awesome Myla Jessica La Rocca thanks!
Sian Roper It was a great game… South City went ahead with a minute and a half left… El Camino threatened to win but with like 10 seconds left, the ball didn’t make it thru the uprights…. JV game: So City won 21-0
Ray Galarza Keep the updates coming Frank Poncherello!! Go Colts!
Frank Poncherello Gip takes first play from scrimmage 63 yards up left sideline for EC score. 20-13, 11:42 in third q.
Frank Poncherello End of third quarter: El Camino 20, South City 13.
Melissa M. Minor Come on Warriors!!!
Frank Poncherello South City’s Dupra Goodman with 32-yd TD run up the middle, then scores own 2-pt conversion. SSF 21, EC 20, 11:53 left in game.
Frank Poncherello If it stays this close , EC will seriously regret two missed extra point kicks. Time out right now for shaken-up EC player on the field. Don’t forget this game can be painful, folks.
Susan Sharp come on El Camino let’s go
Margaret De La Cruz Let’s GOOOOOOO Colts!!
Nadine DeSanto Who’s winning?
Ayde-Jason Cervantes Is it over yet. Who’s winning
Frank Poncherello EC retakes lead, 28-21, after 1-yd Keegan keeper and two-point conversion. 5:01 left in game — it’s a barn burner!
Frank Poncherello SSF retakes lead 29-28 with 8-yd Goodman run and Goodman 2-pt conversion. Just 1:28 left in game. EC will try to go 65 yards in time left.
Nancy Nardi Hoffer Go WARRIORS!!!!!
Margaret De La Cruz Thanks for the updates…..Come on…COLTS!!!!
Ayde-Jason Cervantes Lets go Warriors
Frank Poncherello EC has ball at SSF 23 with exactly 30 seconds left. Time out.
Ayde-Jason Cervantes This is intense
Frank Poncherello EC down to SSF 2 after 21-yard Gip run. 17.6 seconds left. Time out SSF.
Frank Poncherello Two runs get nothing. EC still on two. Burns last TO
Ayde-Jason Cervantes Aaahhhh
Willy Rodas Go Warrioooorrrsss!!!
Frank Poncherello EC misses 24-yd FG attempt wide left on fourth down with three seconds left. South City will win 10th straight Bell Game, 29-28.
Yolanda Calderon Warriors!
Debi Hdz’Horny Take them down Colts!!! You always did and always will!!!!
Ayde-Jason Cervantes Woohoo Warriors baby
Margaret De La Cruz Good try Colts….next year!!!
Jamie McLaughlin Go Warriors!!
Willy Rodas Debi Horny Colts never have and never will.
Jesse Mohr Wow..Sounds like a classic game..congrats to both teams..and the Bell stays home again..Go Warriors!
William Shon II What did I tell you in the days leading up to the game? Stats don’t mean a thing when SSF and Elco meet. The rivalry and competitive synergy takes the teams to another level. Good game SSF AND Elco! Go Warriors!
Angie Granera South city got the bell!
Frank Poncherello EC didn’t win the game, but the absolutely packed stands and beautiful new field have to soften the blow a bit.
Florecita Cervantes Warriors baby!!!
Victor Quintanilla Who got the bell so city got the bell!!!!!!
Barbara Dickey Yay!!! South city won!!!!!!! Go warriors!!!!
Sailesh Mehra Yeah Warriors!!!!
Dawn Tentes born n raised South City warrior forever. Great job nephew
AFTER THE GAME
On our FB pg: BIG Congratulations to both Varsity teams today – what a game 29-28!! Congratulations to the WARRIORS for retaining THE BELL! And to the JV Warriors Win! Big Salute to Cheerleaders of BOTH teams for bringing it all together – you rock! Thanks to everyone for the regular updates, Frank Poncherello (John Baker) especially for the excellent play by play narration!
Okey Amuzie South City!
Jose Valencia WAS THERE EVER ANY DOUBT?????
Jasmin Sutter Warriors!!!!!
Deborah Mcgrath SSFHS
Debi Hdz’Horny Boo Hoo. Still loving ECHS
Angela Marzetta Who’s got the bell… SOUTH CITY GOT THE BELL!!!
Cheryl Herrera Yeah Warriors. You rock
Dillon Kon WARRIORS ALL DAY!!!
Monica Ratcliffe Munoz WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO! Way to go SC!
Shelly Wynne Great win for the Warriors both teams played well great school spirit from both sides. Eric Kamelamela #9 superstar on the Warriors team.
Jose Chavez New field at El Camino, no use. Blue and White … still wins.
Glen Wandersee Everybody gotta say it! S.O….S.O……S.O.U.T……T.H…T.H…T.H…C.I….C.I…C.I….C.I.T.Y…
Cynthia Arias wohooo!!! GO SOUTH CITY!!!!
Giovanna Sage Boo
Mir Bayani Delizo GO WARRIORS!!!!!!
Jody Dandridge South City Warrior pride baby!
Mando Lopez Let’s go warriors
Tina Marie Preston Congrats to the mighty mighty warriors!!!
Delaina Whetstone So sad Sam Fisher:-( using hate word like that ! You surely need educating You go Glenn I love the South City Pride and that song ……….
Syra Delgado Cooper WE ARE WARRIORS!!!!!
Diedra Walker Never any doubt WARRIORS all the way! !!!!
Art Lucero my alma mater
Nicole Cook Go BIG BLUE!!!!! WARRIORS!
Cheryl Ng Woohoo!!! Go Warriors!!!
Melissa Otero Go South City Warriors!!!
Ava Jalapeno Popper Romero I love the ECHS colts all the way, I am proud to be an alumini c/o 2007 and even I didn’t earn a high school diploma I earned a certificate of completion from ECHS in 2007, but still an alumini no matter what! go…….colts!!
Claude Thompson GO COLTS !!!!
Dawn Tentes Warriors whats the score
Carole Wynne Warriors won
Jamie McLaughlin We had cousins who went to EC we went to South City and we lived in the same town and were all around the same age lol
Maribel Chiquinquira Segura This is my son last year at south city,and he is so proud and happy that j.v and varsity won the bell!!
Gigi Santinelli Santamaria So.City JV won 20-0, So. City Varsity won the bell 29-28.
Cesar Torres Had To Keep The Bell At Home Where It Belongs!!
From El Camino High School Coach Jake on the Teams FB page: WOW, in 23 years of Coaching at EC this one hurts the most. I don’t know what to say, I feel like part of me died at that game today. Our kids gave a winning effort, but we did not win. This one will hurt forever. Thanks to all of you who have supported us this season.–COLT PRIDE And COLT supporters came away with an amazing attitude in this very close game played finally on COLT turf, a beautiful new field.
Angelique Presidente It’s still a hard loss to swallow BUT it was such an awesome game to be a part of. EC rocked our house and even though we didn’t get that W, I haven’t seen that team fight so hard and come together with all that energy all season – they really dug deep and represented EC well yesterday
Leanne Gerardo Goff I woke up this morning still upset…
Pauline Rodriguez I will tell you as an alumni this was a real special game. Not only was the field something to be proud of but the heart and guts of the team. They fought to the end and in all my years of Bell Games one of the most exciting.
Robert Barrett Yesterday’s game was the best high school game I have ever seen! EC football players proved to the entire city how tough they are! You guys make me proud to be an El Camino Colt! The EC coaches are awesome just as well! You guys turn young boys into young men! Thanks for your dedication! Colt Pride!
Maria Maldonado Barba It was a great game! The turnout was amazing! Ya, it sucks that we lost, but those boys played a great game! We will get them next year!!! Stay strong EC!
Calvin Roberts I thought today would be the day we got the bell back since 2003. Next year on their new field will be a sweater Bell Game Win for us.
Tim Hoppis get ’em next year!!
Frank Poncherello It was an amazing game. Tough for the Colts, I’m sure. PATs made the difference on both sides of the field. On the plus side, the stands were full and the field was beautiful. EC should be proud.
Angelique Presidente This one hurt real bad cuz it was supposed to be a W! We were right there, plenty of opportunity just not enough drive
Lupita Gonzalez Villegas I’m pretty sure they did a good job and they tried their best
Fia Soliai To the El Camino Colts players….You guys are winners too, you guys came out and fought a very GOOD fight and nearly won. This game I must admit was ONE of, if not THE MOST memorable game in 30+ years! To the kicker, honey you did the best you could and you should not think twice about the last field goal attempt. This game could’ve gone in any direction, hence the tight score and the great drives on BOTH sides. This game will definitely go down in history as one of the TOUGHEST and BEST CHALLENGED BELL Game ever! GOD BLESS and Peace to ALL~~ South City Class of 84, mother of El Camino graduate ‘2008, aunt of Colt #69 and Warrior #32 both seniors<3<3Priscilla Fisaga Selianitis
Leanne Gerardo Goff Beautiful new field, the weather, couldn’t ask for a more prefect day in SSF… The game~ the Bell should be in ECs possession.., just don’t understand ~ shoulda woulda coulda…
Ed Perry expressed eloquently what so many COLTS were feeling:
Garrett Simpson Damn that’s close
Ruben Limon Please let me know when the games are next year and I love to come and see him play and either way it was a maze ing game I bet
Paul Osorio a kick that he will never forget…good game though
JR Makaiwi Proud of you guys