BAKERSFIELD, CA – While some rivalries have been going on for years and years, there are others that are just getting started. That’s the case when the Frontier Titans take on the Bakersfield Drillers on Friday at 10:30 p.m. (EST) at Frontier High School. Over 7,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.
This is just the fourth meeting between the two schools, as Frontier’s doors opened in 2006. Frontier won last season 28-21 after Bakersfield won the first two meetings.
The Titans, coached by Richard Cornford, lost to Liberty 37-36 to drop to 3-4 after going 7-4 last season. They are led by senior quarterback Evan Moore, who has thrown for over 1,100 yards and eight TDs and has rushed for over 300 yards and four scores.
Unlike Frontier, the Drillers are off to a good start, going 5-2 after their third straight win, 49-7 over Independence. Senior quarterback Asauni Rufus does it all, totaling over 1,400 yards and 20 TDs. They went 9-3 last season under coach Paul Golla.