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GALLERY: Beaumont Defeats Banning 56-34 to Remain 'King of the Mountain'

Cougars dominate to beat the Broncos in one of California's oldest football rivalries, on their new field in Beaumont.

The battle for high school football supremacy in the San Gorgonio Pass produced 90 points Friday night in Beaumont, the highest-scoring War of the Wheel in recent years.

Beaumont dominated to beat Banning 56-34 under the lights on brand-new Cougars Field, unleashing celebrations at midfield as the Cougars lifted the Wheel for the fifth time in the past seven years.

It was 35-14 at the half and Beaumont continued to boss the game, but the Broncos did not go quietly. They answered the Cougars touchdown for touchdown in the second half. There was no consolation in defeat, however.

Beaumont retains football bragging rights in the Pass for yet another year, as the city prepares to celebrate its centennial in November.

Banning – Beaumont Recent History 

2006 Beamont 41 @Banning 14

2007 Banning 14 @Beaumont 7

2008 Banning 22 @Beaumont 14

2009 Beaumont 24 @Banning 21

2010 @Beaumont 36 Banning 0

2011 Beaumont 38 @Banning 0

2012 @Beaumont 56 Banning 34

Banning-Beaumont is in the state of California.

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Janet Kloos September 16, 2012 at 02:56 PM
@Damchi-- i live in Banning and do love our little small town and the small town feel. and sometimes....yes we travel to the "BIG" city (Beaumont) to shop (wink)
Janet Kloos September 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the winning team. Better luck next time for the Defeated. Its a game and i hope all had fun :) -------------- Banning Resident
IKnow September 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Well said Charles.
Inside Informer September 17, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Am I the only one that thinks the bigger issue here was access to the game? Two people working in each of the Home and Visitor ticket booths; while thousands of people wait outside? Come on people, set up some auxiliary ticket booths, add more people in the existing ones, and for heavens sake, streamline the process. Even when you got to the window, it took the people 3 minutes to handle a cash transaction for a few paper tickets!
ATC September 17, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Wow, really? Although I wasn't able to attend this game, the last Bmt-Bng game held in Beaumont (2 yrs ago) was the same way (worse, actually). We arrived 10 minutes before the kickoff, and didn't get in the gates untill nearly the end of the first quarter. But in that game/location, they only had one ticket booth in operation. I had hoped that with the new stadium, entry would go much smoother. Let's be realistic here, it should take no more than 20 seconds, 30 max, to make a cash transaction for a few tickets. Funny, Banning's new stadium seems to be able to get fans in quickly & efficiently (last years' "Wheel" game); wonder what the difference is?

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