Tehachapi at Arvin

September 20, 2013

Warrior Dakota Medovitch #81 intercepted this pass in the first quarter and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown to help the Warriors
take the lead over Arvin. Also in the picture is Warrior linebacker Thomas Blewett #40. Tehachapi ended the night with a
convincing 51-7 victory over the Bears. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Offense Explodes To Big Win
Mountain Football Rolls Over Arvin, 51-7

Posted on September 22, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

After spotting the Bears a touchdown on the opening kickoff, the Warriors dominated the rest of the way in a convincing 51-7 drubbing over Arvin last Friday night.

Tehachapi rushed for 387 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground to register their most impressive offensive output so far on the season.

Skylar Valencia finished the night as the top rusher for Mountain Football in limited time, rushing for 139 yards on just 11 carries, scoring twice in the third quarter. Christian Terle provided most of the first half runs, rumbling for 68 yards through the middle of the Bears defensive line.

After starting the game down 7-0, Tehachapi (2-2) wasted little time getting on the scoreboard when Tyler Kroeger took an end-around 24 yards for a touchdown. Kroeger also had the longest run from scrimmage on the night for Tehachapi on a 62-yard run in the second half to finish with 86 rushing yards overall.

Caleab Hutto also had a five yard rushing touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter and Anthony Curiel had 68 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the second half. The Warriors also had an 11-yard pass completion from Chris Llamas to Logan Soto.

On defense, Dakota Medovitch snagged an interception from his safety position and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown. David Carter also had a safety on special teams when he blocked a punt in the endzone just before halftime.

In the kicking game, Victor Rodriguez reached a milestone in the Warrior record books by going a perfect 7-7 on point after attempts. Rodriguez is only the ninth Warrior in school history to accomplish the feat and now is tied for second all-time for PATs in one game.

The Warriors recorded their seventh straight victory over Arvin, averaging 39 points per game in a winning streak that started back in 2007.

Mountain Football will have a bye this week to prepare for West-Bakersfield next Friday night. The game against the Vikings on Oct.4 will be a homecoming game, with a start time set for 7:30 p.m.

The Warrior ground game punished the Arvin defense with 387 rushing yards, led by Skylar Valencia’s 139 yards rushing
and two third quarter touchdowns. Valencia has 464 yards rushing in four games this season. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Improve To 2-2 With Road Win
Tehachapi 51 Arvin 7

Posted on September 21, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

ARVIN -- Derek Adams returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown for the Bears, but it was all Warriors after that.

Tehachapi (2-2) quickly answered on its first offensive possession, an eight-play drive capped by a 24-yard touchdown run by Tyler Kroeger. Dakota Medovitch helped the Warriors go up for good midway through the first quarter with a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Skylar Valencia led the Warriors with 139 yards on 11 carries, including two third-quarter touchdowns. Anthony Curiel paced Tehachapi's ground game in the fourth quarter with 68 yards on nine carries and two rushing touchdowns.

David Carter had a punt block for a safety and Caleab Hutto had a rushing touchdown to account for the Warriors' other scores.

For Arvin (2-2), Adams completed three passes for 11 yards and had 23 yards rushing in addition to the kickoff return for a touchdown.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi 14  9  14 14 51
Arvin  7  0   0  0 07

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

A – Adams 85 kickoff return (Ruiz kick)
T – Kroeger 24 run (Rodriguez kick)
T – Medovitch 61 interception return (Rodriguez kick)

Second Quarter:

T – C. Hutto 5 run (Rodriguez kick)
T – Carter punt block safety

Third Quarter:

T – Valencia 55 run (Rodriguez kick)
T – Valencia 9 run (Rodriguez kick)

Fourth Quarter:

T – Curiel 3 run (Rodriguez kick)
T – Curiel 39 run (Rodriguez kick)

Tehachapi vs Arvin Stats

First Downs11 4
Rushes-Yards42-387 32-23
Passing Yards11 11
Total Yards398 34
Punts2-44.0 5-36.5
Fumbles-Lost4-3 3-0
Penalties4-16 5-30

Individual Statistics:


Tehachapi: Valencia 11-139, Kroeger 2-86, Terle 13-68, Curiel 9-68, C. Hutto 4-14, Urciel 2-10, Curry 1-2.
Arvin: Adams 14-23, Tenorio 5-16, Parra 7-15, Espinoza 3-4, TEAM 3-(-35).


Tehachapi: Llamas 1-3-0 11. Arvin: Adams 4-11-1 11, Vasquez 0-1-0, Cerecer 0-1-0.


Tehachapi: Soto 1-11. Arvin: Ruiz 3-10, Moreno 1-1.

Varsity – Tehachapi (2-2), Arvin (2-2)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 37   Arvin 00
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 14   Arvin 35