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.