It's said to be the oldest football rivalry in Riverside County and it's one of the oldest in California, going back generations to when football was played without face masks.
Last year the battle for supremacy in the Pass produced 90 points 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.
The Cougars have dominated their next-door neighbor since 2006, winning five of the past seven against the Broncos.
This year Banning exudes confidence.
"Those Cougars better be ready," said Broncos Associated Student Body president Savanna Alcantar, who organized a tailgate rally Thursday night at her school. "Us Broncos are going to show them what's up."
Banning hosts Beaumont at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at 100 W. Westward Ave.
For more on the oldest football rivalry in Riverside County see the following:
OLD SCHOOL: Banning-Beaumont Before Facemasks, in Black-and-White
Beaumont Cougars Win 'Battle for the Wheel' 38-0 on Banning's New Field
GALLERY: Beaumont Defeats Banning 56-34 to Remain 'King of the Mountain'
Recent Beaumont-Banning 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