Frontier is "all in" on playoffs, preparing to host familiar foe

Posted at 3:32 AM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 06:32:47-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — One of four all county matchups will take place during the opening round of playoffs and in Division Two, Frontier and Garces are preparing for a rematch.

Since the offseason, the motto for the Titans has been, "all in" and throughout a season of ups and downs that mantra has kept Frontier going. It now serves a purpose in postseason.

This season, with some newfound leadership on the field and the right mentality, the titans went 2-3 in league, coming away with a 40-35 win over Garces.

Now they have another chance to host the Rams, but this time with more on the line as they are playing to keep their season alive.

For Head Coach Chris Bandy and his team, they believe in their Titans who have managed adversity of injuries over the course of the year.

"We do have great leadership and that's been a key for us this year and how we have rallied around those guys and guys haven't let the morale go down even though guys get hurt, they keep pumping everybody up," Bandy said.

"We feel like we have more senior leadership than we did last year and some more experience, it's also good that we are playing a team that we beat in league so just raises the confidence a lot for the first round," senior lineman Tyson Welch said.

Although, Frontier will open up against an opponent they've seen before, Bandy realizes the difference of postseason.

"Once you get to playoffs, especially against a familiar foe I think it kind of goes out the window," Bandy said. "The previous game, you learn from it, you watch it, you study the film but it's a whole different atmosphere."

The Titans will host the Central Section CIF Division Two opening round on Friday.