The Drillers, who play at Mission Hills Saturday night in a State Southern Regional playoff, last met an area team in 1952.
San Diego holds a 6-5, all-time advantage over the Drillers, the Cavemen having won the last five meetings. Hoover and Grossmont each is 0-1.
Bakersfield and Long Beach Poly rank 1-2 in most wins by a California prep team. The Drillers won their 776th with a 60-21 victory over Clovis North and clinched their 36th Central Section championship.
The school opened in 1893 and is still located at its original site in the middle of the city. Its 2,800 students represent the largest enrollment in the city but the school’s 25-acre site is the smallest.
All-time results with teams from the San Diego area:
Bakersfield’s second victory over San Diego in 1922 was a state playoff. San Diego had won the Southern California championship a week before with a 31-14 victory over Gardena.
The CIF dropped state playoffs in 1926 and didn’t renew the series until 2006.
Mission Hills will be the first San Diego Section team involved in a playoff with a school from another section since Mountain Empire dropped a 34-26, decision to Claremont in 1965.
Mountain Empire had remained in the Southern Section in 1960, when other San Diego County schools formed their own section, and didn’t become a member of the local group until 1969.
CHRISTIAN’S SEASON ENDS WITH NO BID
A Superior Court judge in San Diego sided with the state CIF and the CIF San Diego Section and denied a lawsuit by Christian.
The Patriots claimed a bylaw in CIF rules would allow them to move down to Division IV in the State Bowl Series.
The Patriots, who cited their enrollment of less than 500 students as basis for the action, won the San Diego Section III title but the Section declared them D-II for state playoff consideration.