Bakersfield Christian at Tehachapi

October 23, 2009

The Warriors earned their second SSL victory Friday night by soundly defeating the Bakersfield Christian Golden Eagles, 40-12.
The Warrior defense held BCHS to just 56 yards rushing and 85 yards passing. Above, Warrior Cory Lange, #4, makes a solo tackle on an Eagle ball carrier
as Adam Bullard, #11, and Brennan Davis, #8, close to assist on the play. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News

Warriors Dominate Bakersfield Christian, 40-12
Showdown With Taft This Week

Posted October 24, 2009 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI -- Jesse Olofson ran wild for the Warriors early, orchestrating a punishing ground game that led to 246 yards and four touchdowns.

Tehachapi (6-1 overall) blazed to a 34-0 halftime lead, finishing the night with 401 yards overall without a single pass attempt.

"The coaches really put it in our heads this week about coming out ready to go," said Olofson. "We wanted to come out ready to play on a high level."

Complimenting Olofson in the Warrior wing-t attack was Michael Lowder, carrying for 76 yards and a touchdown and Phil Rhodes rushing for 66 yards and a score.

For the Eagles, Basil Ike scored on a 91-yard kickoff return while Cody Ford led all receivers with six catches for 39 yards.

Eagles Grounded
Warrior Running Game Bulldozes BCHS

Posted October 26, 2009 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Mountain Football used a dominating first half and a punishing ground game to easily dispatch Bakersfield Christian last week at home, 40-12.

Trying to recover over in-game miscues over Shafter the week before, the Warriors righted the ship in all phases to bolt to a 34-0 lead, not needing a single pass attempt the entire night.

“We ran off our bad game (against Shafter) in practice this past week and came out ready to go,” said Warrior running back Jesse Olofson. “The coaches have been really stressing it to us about turning it around and playing like a championship team.”

Olofson torched the Eagles for 246 yards on 13 carries, an average of 19 yards a carry. The talented back also had four touchdowns, with his longest of the night coming on a 78 yard jaunt in the third quarter.

“We were happy with the start. It was a good win for us and everyone got to play,” said head coach Steve Denman. “It comes down to execution and they answered the call. Everyone contributed.”

Tehachapi (6-1; 2-0 SSL) also had strong performances in the ground attack from Phil Rhodes and Michael Lowder, who combined for 142 yards on 11 carries, with each running for touchdowns and helping the Warriors to 401 rushing yards overall.

The Warrior defense forced eight punts, relinquishing only one offensive touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Tehachapi limited the Eagles to a meager 138 yards overall, 85 in passing and 56 on the ground, with Lowder also recovering a fumble on special teams.

Up next for Tehachapi is a league championship showdown with Taft (6-1; 2-0 SSL), who come to the mountain this Friday night fresh off a 42-0 victory over Wasco this past week. The game will start at 7:30 p.m.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
BCHS  0  0   6  6 12
Tehachapi 12 22   6  0 40

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

T – Olofson 48 yard run (run failed) 8:56
T – Rhodes 47 yard run (pass failed) 5:16

Second Quarter:

T – Lowder 78 yard run (Perry run) 9:42
T – Olofson 32 yard run (Olofson pass from Rush) 9:29
T – Olofson 1 yard run (run failed) 2:03

Third Quarter:

T – Olofson 78 yard run (run failed) 11:42
B – Ike 91 yard kickoff return (kick failed) 11:28

Fourth quarter:

B – Fisher 5 yard run (kick failed) 4:45

BCHS vs Tehachapi Statistics

First Downs65
Rushes-Yards40-401 21-56
Passing Yards085
Total Yards401 138
Penalties4-25 6-45

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING--Tehachapi: Olofson 13-246, Lowder 3-76, Rhodes 7-66, Perry 4-11, Maravigli 2-9;
Bakersfield Christian: Fisher 3-26, Haupt 11-13, Ike 2-9

PASSING--Tehachapi: None; Bakersfield Christian: Haupt 15-26-0 85

RECEIVING--Tehachapi: None; Bakersfield Christian: Ford 6-39, McNaughton 4-22, Hough 2-18, Ike 2-9

Varsity – Tehachapi 6-1 (2-0 SSL), Bakersfield Christian 2-4 (0-2 SSL)

JV – Tehachapi 33, Bakersfield Christian 13
Frosh – Tehachapi 42, Bakersfield Christian 12