BHS Drillers are state football champs

BHS Drillers are state football champs »Play Video
This screen grab from a Time Warner Cable Sports broadcast of the state Division I football championship shows Bakersfield High School players celebrating after their victory, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Carson, Calif.

CARSON, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield High School Drillers won their first modern-era state football championship Friday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson.

BHS, which holds five state crowns from the 1920s, beat Del Oro of Loomis 56-26 for the Division I title.

The Drillers (12-2 entering the game) struck first with a 3-yard rushing touchdown and was up 21-14 after an offense-dominated first quarter. BHS led Del Oro (13-3 entering) 28-17 at halftime.

Earlier in the night, the Bakersfield Christian High School Eagles lost in their first trip ever to a state football final. Central Catholic of Modesto won the Division IV title over BCHS 36-23.