The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


November 10, 2007

Local products take in Bell rivalry

GREENCASTLE – When Kody Lemond went through the recruitment process as a standout wide receiver at Pendleton Heights High School last year, the Wabash College football coaching staff supplied a hefty list of selling points.

All of them caught Lemond’s attention, but none of them more than the hype surrounding the Monon Bell Game, an event which has pitted No. 7 Wabash head-to-head with NCAA Division III rival DePauw University for a storied 114 years.

“How could it possibly be that big?” Lemond jokingly recalled.

Once he stepped off the bus at Blackstock Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the more than 8,000 fans and alumni in attendance erased the Wabash College freshman’s initial doubt.

A few hours later, DePauw’s Jordan Havercamp’s game-winning 47-yard field goal as regulation expired to give the Tigers a 24-21 victory replaced youthful green with Wabash red.

“Man, this was a huge atmosphere,” Lemond emphasized after DePauw (8-2) snapped Wabash’s two-year “Monon” dominance along with the Little Giants’ 13-game win streak. “It was big.”

Try roughly 300-pounds of significant.

Behind a memorable nine-play drive, covering 67 yards in the game’s final 1:23, the Tigers rallied from an eight-point deficit to ring the “bell” in celebration as hundreds stormed the field for the school’s 36th win in the 76th meeting for possession of the cast iron, former steam locomotive bell.

The win marked DePauw’s 52nd in the series overall, which began in 1890. The “Monon Bell” was introduced in 1932.

For former Pendleton Heights’ offensive lineman and DePauw senior Josh McKenney, the traditional celebratory ringing of the bell at midfield was his second — and a great way to conclude his career after two seasons of frustration.

“It was tough.” McKenney recalled. “We played some tough battles, and we just didn’t make the big plays we needed to win that particular day. These two teams are always evenly matched. You know it’s going to be a close game. You know it’s going to be the skin of your teeth every game.”

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