San Juan Defeated by Rivals in Battle of the Bell Football Game


Photo by Sydney Wolfe

Quarterback Michael “Butter” Tollefson (10), rushes the ball towards the end zone. Despite being surrounded by opposing defenders, Tollefson’s carry results in the first Stallion touchdown of the night.

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On Friday night, the Battle for Bell game, annual rivalry football clash against Tesoro, concluded with the Titans victorious 30-15. The Stallions put up a tough fight against the dreaded rivals down Los Patrones, however, optimism remains high with the Stallion football team. 

On the bright side, sophomore wide receiver Chris Williams, scored his first touchdown wearing the navy and gold. 

“We just had to get a win on the board. It’s been a long going without me [playing]. Happy I got my touchdown,” said Williams. 

This was the first game for the sophomore wideout this season. After transferring from Mater Dei High School this year, Williams underwent a “sit out period” (SOP) per CIF rules. 

After transferring from Santa Margarita Catholic high school, sophomore and receiver Nori Harris also had to go through the same SOP process. Harris sensed the adrenaline before the game, and remains confident heading into league play. 

I think we’ll be just fine. We should be able to bounce back. We’ll win our league and make it far in the playoffs

— Xavier “X” Seward

“When I first stepped in the stadium, I felt a different sensation during warmups…I think we’ll be good in league. I think we’ll win [against] every team. I don’t think nobody can really mess with us as a whole. I just think we gotta get our stuff right and execute,” said Harris. 

Harris is not the only one feeling confident heading into the league games. Freshman defensive lineman Xavier “X” Seward not only anticipates a Sea View league championship, but also postseason football. 

“I think we’ll be just fine. We should be able to bounce back. We’ll win our league and make it far in the playoffs,” said Seward.

The Stallions have their bye week right before the league games begin. The next game is at El Toro (2-5), Friday, October 14th. This will be the first contest of three league matchups, which are also the final three for the regular Stallion season schedule.