Tehachapi at Bakersfield Christian

Friday, November 3, 2006

Warriors Jake Harris, #31, and Matt Hall, #53, stop a Bakersfield Christian High School ball carrier. Harris finished the game with six tackles. Matt finished the game with one QB sack. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Win 3rd Straight Game
Tehachapi 52, Bakersfield Christian 38

Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on November 4, 2006

BAKERSFIELD - This was Bakersfield Christian's first year in the SSL and they lost their final league game in a barn burner against the Tehachapi Warriors 52-38. "We were lucky enough to get some big plays," said Steve Denman, Tehachapi's head coach.

Bakersfield Christian's Phil Owens had a stellar game throwing for 329 yards, completing two touchdown passes and rushing for two more.

The Eagles opened up with a 74-yard drive with spectacular catches by Jake Peterson that ended with a Phil Owens quarterback sneak to put up the first score of the game.

Tehachapi answered back, as they would do all night, by breaking up the middle for long gains.

The second quarter opened up with a 90 yard touchdown scamper up the middle for Tehachapi's Louis James.

Bakersfield Christian looked like they would put another drive together, but Josh Schulgen of Tehachapi stepped into the passing lane and picked off Owens' pass. His team was unable to move the sticks and a botched punt put the Eagles right back into scoring position. They called a time-out on fourth down and came out of the huddle with a swing pass to the left. A pass interference call on that play by the Warriors gave them a first and goal, setting up Bryce Stevens for a 6-yard touchdown run. With three seconds left in the half the Warrior's answered back after a long bomb from Owen's bounces out of his player's hands and is intercepted by Stefan Bekker making the score 22-17 Tehachapi.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi814 161452
BCHS107 71438

The Scoring:

First Quarter

BC -- Owens 2 run (Gallington kick).

Teh -- Bekker 29 pass from Ochsenrider (Strass run).

BC -- Gallington 35 FG

Second Quarter

Teh --James 90 run (conversion failed).

BC -- Stevens 6 pass from Owens (Gallington kick).

Teh -- Strauss 35 pass from Ochsenrider (Ochsenrider pass to Bressler).

Third Quarter

Teh -- Bressler 34 run (Ochsenrider pass to Bressler)

BC -- Peterson 25 pass from Owens (Gallington kick)

Teh -- Strauss 46 run (Bressler run)

Fourth Quarter

BC -- Taylor 5 run (Gallington kick)

Teh -- Strauss 55 run (conversion failed)

BC -- Owens 1 run (Gallington kick)

Teh -- Strauss 50 run (Ochsenrider pass to Pimentel

Tehachapi vs BCHS STATS

First Downs721
Passing Yards129329
Total Yards458400

Individual Satistics:

RUSHING--Tehachapi: Strauss 9-167, James 9-114, Bressler 11-66; Bakersfield: Taylor 10-36, Owens 21-35.

PASSING--Tehachapi: Ochsenrider 5-5-1 (129); Bakersfield: Owens 31-50-2 (329)

RECEIVING--Tehachapi: Strauss 3-59, James 1-41, Bekker 1-29; Bakersfield: Peterson 13-152, Stevens 6-78

VARSITY RECORDS--Tehachapi 6-4 (3-2 SSL), Bakersfield 4-6 (1-4 SSL)

JV Tehachapi (8-2, 4-1) 37, BCHS 6
Frosh Tehachapi (5-4-1, 3-1-1) 58, BCHS 0

Week 10 SSL Varsity Scoreboard:

Arvin 25   Taft 17
Tehachapi 52   Bakersfield Christian 38
Shafter 18   Wasco 7