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December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Bellevue close to securing national game

Through all of its success, the Bellevue football has not shied from scheduling national powerhouses. The Wolverines are close to continuing that tradition and securing another high-profile opponent for the 2014 season.

Although not yet official, an agreement in principle has been reached that would pit Bellevue against Serra (Gardena, Calif.) in The Honor Bowl the first weekend of September. The Honor Bowl is military veteran fundraising run annually by The Honor Group in San Diego.

“The Bellevue/Serra matchup is a dream matchup and the marquee game for the week-long honor event and [two-day] football invitation,” organizer Mark Soto said via email. “This matchup brings two successful and competitive programs to play a football game for a cause. We believe Bellevue’s appearance will excite the Southern California market and help bring national exposure to the ongoing needs of our military veterans.”

Soto said Bellevue and Serra came to him together and offered an arrangement to play in The Honor Bowl, which usually attracts top high school programs.

Bellevue has played multiple national powerhouses under head coach Butch Goncharoff. In 2004, the Wolverines snapped De La Salle’s (Calif.) record-breaking 151-game winning streak. Bellevue also defeated Oaks Christian (Calif.) and Trinity (Texas) in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Serra (13-0) is currently ranked No. 10 in MaxPreps’ latest rankings.

 

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