Bakersfield High School made a statement on Friday night with a suffocating 60-21 victory over visiting Clovis North in the CIF-Central Section Division I championship, but now comes the wait.
For Bakersfield Christian, its path is a little more settled. It seems almost a formality that the Eagles will get an invitation to play in the CIF-State Southern California bowl game next week (site to be determined) after a stunning 35-34 comeback win over previously undefeated Tulare Mission Oak.
The Drillers and Eagles have to wait until Sunday to see if they will be invited to the regional bowl games -- the first step in California's state championships -- and it still involves a lot of "what ifs."
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