Oct 28, 2017
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. -- Golden West and Orange Coast squared off for the fiftieth time in the annual "Battle for the Bell" rivalry game. No doubt was left as the Rustlers won convincingly 56-13 on campus.
It was a quick and strong start for the Rustlers as Quarterback Joe Pyle made his presence felt tossing 3 touchdowns in the first 16 minutes of the game. Things seemed to cool down around halftime, but Golden West came out swinging in the third quarter and did not stop scoring 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Pyle carved up Orange Coast's secondary to the tune of 5 touchdowns on 458 yards while going 28-39. Pyle gravitated towards the "Twin Towers," Derrick Deese and Brailon Mouton. Both caught 2 touchdowns each while Mouton lead with 131 yards on 5 catches and Deese followed with 91 yards on 3 catches.
Even though Golden West only rushed for 163 yards as a team, Amata Tavai, Tevon Valdez and Juwain Roper each came across the goalline, In total, six different players scored touchdowns for the Rustlers.
The moment that defined this game's narrative was a play that is just about as rare as a perfect game in baseball. After Orange Coast's second touchdown, the extra point was kicked into the long snapper's back. The ball bounced around for a bit and was picked up by Rustler defensive back Dudsen Senatus. Senatus ran to the outside and was never caught taking the ball 98 yards to the house for a 2-point return.
Next week, your Rustlers travel to Grossmont for a 1 p.m. start. Two weeks from now is the final home game of the season as Golden West will host Fullerton on campus at 1 p.m.