The Bell Game Rivalry has won the Missouri competition, and (as announced on Wednesday Morning) the Regional competition in USA Today's Best High School Rivalries Contest. This puts the eternal struggle for The Bell into the final four, with a chance at $10,000 only one competition away.
The other three winners were: Alabama's T.R. Miller vs. W.S. Neal, Vermont's St. Johnsbury Academy vs. Lyndon Institute and Arizona's Bisbee vs. Douglas. Voting starts on December 13 at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and ends on December 19 at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
If the Bell Game Rivalry wins this competition, each school will get half of the $10,000 prize, coverage of next year's match-up in USA Today, and a new trophy to go to the winner of the game each year.
Remember, you can vote as often as possible each day during the contest. Head over to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/final
The Brookfield Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to the schools and Chambers of Commerce throughout Missouri, and seeking to add even more voters to the Bell Game's plight. The Bell Game Rivalry, while the winner of its Regional competition, was not the highest vote-getter in the competition. This means that even more votes will be needed to secure the prize for these two fine local schools.
Once again, head over to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/final and vote often!