Arvin at Tehachapi

September 19, 2014

Mountain Football’s defense was stout last Friday night, holding Arvin to only 144 yards of total offense. Above, Jacob Gonzales #45,
Tanner Herman #35, and Daniel Wight #23 converge to take down a Bear running back.   Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Football Gets Back On Track
THS Puts Arvin Away early, 35-7

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Mountain Football provided the perfect response to their two-game losing skid, opening up a four-touchdown halftime lead to easily dispatch the Arvin Bears, 35-7 last Friday night at home.

Tehachapi (2-2) opened up the game with a quick scoring run by Chris Rhodes, set up off a partial punt block by Daniel Wight that gave the Warriors possession at the Bears 13-yard line.

Rhodes would go on to have a game-high 151 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns, with his second score also coming in the first half on a 32-yard run.

The Warriors recorded another punt block by Colten Eaton in the second quarter, giving Tehachapi possession at the Arvin four-yard line. Willy Urciel capped the drive on just one play, finishing the night with 44 yards on seven carries and two touchdown runs.

Other offensive leaders included Keyron Scott with 47 yards on six carries and Noah Whitlach with 35 yards on seven attempts.

Defensively, Connor O’Neal and Angel Garcia both recorded sacks and Caleb Huebner had a second half interception. Overall, the Warrior defense limited the Bears to only 144 yards of total offense, most of which came on an 80-yard drive late in the fourth quarter.

On special teams, Abraham Katona recorded a perfect night on kickoffs, with all six attempts booted through the endzone. Katona was also 5-5 on point after attempts.

Warriors Remember Ed Wiggins

Just before kickoff, the Warriors paid tribute to Warrior alumni Ed Wiggins, who passed away this past spring. Ed’s wife, Susan Wiggins, was on hand to provide the coin flip prior to the kickoff.

Wiggins wore No. 20 for the Warriors and was a unanimous selection to the All-Desert Inyo League his senior year, anchoring the right side of an unbalanced line as a tackle. He is remembered as one of the best blockers in school history and was a three-year varsity player. In the 1960 season, Wiggins played a major part in helping the Warriors have the leading rusher in Kern County, holding five opponents scoreless during the nine game regular season en route to a DIL championship.

Daniel Wight takes down an Arvin wide receiver last Friday night. Wight helped shift momentum Tehachapi’s direction right from the start,
recording a punt block to help set up the Warriors first touchdown in the first quarter.   Photo by Michael Duffy, The Bakersfield Californian.

Tehachapi 35 Arvin 7
Rhodes Scores 3 TD's, 151 Yards Rushing

Posted on September 20, 2014, by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

At Tehachapi:

* Chris Rhodes had a season-high 151 yards rushing on eight carries, including three first-half TDs to help the Warriors to a 28-0 halftime lead.

* Willy Urciel had 44 yards rushing and two short TD runs on seven carries for Tehachapi.

* The Warriors (2-2) blocked two punts in the first half.

* Quarterback Jesus Vasquez had a 15-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and completed three passes for 51 yards for the Bears (1-3).

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Arvin  0  0   0  7 07
Tehachapi  7 21   7  0 35

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

T - Rhodes 4 run (Katona kick)

Second Quarter:

T - Rhodes 32 run (Katona kick)
T - Urciel 4 run (Katona kick)
T - Rhodes 3 run (Katona kick)

Third Quarter:

T - Urciel 3 run (Katona kick)

Fourth Quarter:

Vasquez 15 run (Ruiz kick)

Tehachapi vs Arvin Stats

First Downs 14 9
Passing Yards1051
Total Yards298144
Punts3-26.3 3-35.0
Fumbles-Lost0-0 4-3
Penalties3-15 3-15

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING — Tehachapi: Rhodes 18-151, Scott 6-47, Urciel 7-44, Whitlach 7-35, Powell 7-13, Llamas 2-(-16).
Arvin: Vasquez 8-28, Velasquez 11-23, Ruiz 9-22, Allen 2-17, Casas 4-3.

PASSING — Tehachapi: Llamas 1-2-0-10; Arvin: Vasquez 4-13-1-51.

RECEIVING — Tehachapi: O'Neal 1-10; Arvin: Moreno 2-36, Ruiz 2-15.

Varsity – Tehachapi (2-2), Arvin (1-3)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 40   Arvin 06
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 20   Arvin 06