The Bakersfield Drillers and the Frontier Titans squared-off in a pivotal Southwest Yosemite League matchup. The game got started with a quick Bakersfield touchdown. Asauni Rufus ran it in from 17 yards out to put the Drillers on the scoreboard first. Later in the 1st, Rufus connected with Jeremiah Reddick fro a 89-yard touchdown pass to put the Drillers up 14-0 at the end of the 1st.
Frontier finally got on the board in the 2nd quarter when quarterback Evan Moore hooked up with Justin Cash for a 27-yard touchdown pass. Bakersfield answered right away when Rufus connected with Kevin Hayes for a 24-yard touchdown strike. The Drilled now led 21-7 late in the half. Frontier added 2 late touchdowns in the half to tie the game at 21 at the half. Cash scored again on a 24-yard run followed by Triton Douglas running one in from 8 yards out.
Frontier scored to start off the 3rd quarter. Moore scored on a 3-yard scramble for the game’s final score. The rest of the game was a defensive battle as both teams did not score again. Frontier ended with a 28-21 victory over the Drillers. Frontier improved to 5-3 on the season, while Bakersfield dropped to 6-2.
Frontier’s Justin Cash earned the MVP honors for the game.
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