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Montague wins the Battle for the Bell

1:03 AM, Sep. 22, 2012 EDT

MONTAGUE (WZZM) -- For a 7th straight year, the Montague Wildcats won the Battle for the Bell, beating Whitehall, 9-3.

On the Wildcats first offensive play, Brandon Moore scored on a 29-yard touchdown. Tristen Schultz blocked a punt for a safety to make it 9-0.

In the 4th quarter, Emmit Mikkelson hit a 32-yard field goal to cut the lead to 9-3. With just over two minutes left, Whitehall was driving for the game winning score, but Dontae Burks was stopped on a 4th and 3.

The Wildcats move to 4-1, while Whitehall falls to 2-3.