Burroughs (Ridgecrest) at Tehachapi

September 25, 2009

Warrior running back Jesse Olofson turned in another offensive gem for Mountain Football, going 217 yards on 40 carries and scoring three touchdowns.
Olofson has 573 yards and eight touchdowns in four games for Tehachapi this season. Photo by Michael Duffy, The tehachapi News


Warriors Edge Burroughs With Big
Fourth Quarter Rally, 42-34

Posted September 26, 2009 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI – Everything was going Tehachapi’s way early with a first quarter four-score lead, but after a Burroughs comeback, the Warriors had to rally in the final period to win on the mountain, 42-34.

Taking advantage of four Burros turnovers on their first four possessions, Tehachapi (3-1) had average starting field position on the Burros 32 yard line, taking advantage with two running scores by Jesse Olofson and two passing touchdowns by Chris Rush to Michael Lowder and Travis Farewell.

Unphased by the early deficit, Burroughs (1-2) chipped away at the 28-point lead behind the dynamic play of Derrick Dison and Ron Douglas, who both had two touchdowns each to tie the contest in the second half and knot the score at 28-28.

The Warriors held their ground the rest of the way in the fourth quarter, closing out the contest with a Max Clark 11 yard score and a two yard plunge by Olofson with less than two minutes remaining in the game.

Olofson finished with 217 yards on 40 carries, with his rushing attempts giving him the third all-time mark in a single game for the Warriors.

On defense, the Warriors were led by Travis Farewell, who had three fumble recoveries in the first half, and Nic Howell, who had two first half interceptions. Jake Reimer also led Tehachapi’s special teams with a 6-6 performance on PATs and four touchbacks.

Derrick Dison finished with three touchdowns for Burroughs and 252 yards passing and rushing combined.

Nic Howell laid down the lumber at defensive back all night for Tehachapi, finishing with two interceptions and multiple tackles in the secondary.
Flanking Howell on the left is brother Drew Howell, who also had a big night at linebacker and is currently the #1 long snapping prospect in the nation.
Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News


Warriors Explode To 28-Point Lead in 1st Quarter
Holding On For 42-34 Win Over Burroughs

Posted September 28, 2009 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

At the end of the first quarter, it looked like the rout was on for Tehachapi on the mountain.

Taking advantage of six turnovers on their first seven possessions, the Warriors exploded for a 28-0 lead, but in the end had to hang on for a 42-34 victory over a solid Burroughs-Ridgecrest team.

“We learned a valuable lesson (last Friday night). In the end we were fortunate to come out with a win,” said head coach Steve Denman. “When you get complacent in a football game, you can get into trouble. But, you take your scoring opportunities when they come.”

Travis Farewell recovered three fumble recoveries, Drew Howell recovered a fumble, and Nic Howell had two interceptions in the opportunistic start for Mountain Football. On offense, Tehachapi took full advantage, with Jesse Olofson scoring on runs of two and 36 yards, and Chris Rush firing two scoring completions to Michael Lowder and Travis Farewell for touchdown strikes.

The next two quarters highlighted a Burros improbable comeback, coming from four scores down to tie the game at 28-28 in the fourth quarter.

“We gave up an interception return before halftime that was a big momentum shifter, and they made some good adjustments after the break,” added Denman. “This game is as much psychological as it is physical, and our kids were able to overcome both.”

Despite the comeback, Tehachapi took back control of the game in the fourth quarter, with the offensive line helping to orchestrate ball control on capped drives of an 11 yard score by Max Clark and Olofson’s third touchdown on a two yard punch with just over a minute remaining in the contest.

Olofson put himself in the record books with his effort, taking the third spot in all-time attempts in one game with 40 carries, sitting behind leader Eric Young (48 carries against Desert in 1991) and Tanner Hutchinson (43 carries against Washington Union in 2003). He also had a game-high 217 yards.

Tehachapi will have a bye from football this week before homecoming, where they will take on Rosamond next Friday on Oct. 9.

“We have a week to heal but then we get right back into the thick of it,” Denman said. “Rosamond will be an important game for us and we will not take them lightly. There can be a lot of distractions with homecoming and for us it is important to overcome that and head into league play with a strong mindset.”

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Burroughs  0 14   6 14 34
Tehachapi 28  0   0 14 42

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

Teh – Olofson 2 yard run (Reimer kick) 7:12
Teh – Olofson 36 yard run (Reimer kick) 6:17
Teh – Lowder 4 yard pass from Rush (Reimer kick) 3:34
Teh – Farewell 28 yard pass from Rush (Reimer kick) 1:39

Second Quarter:

Bur – Dison 61 yard run (PAT kick failed) 10:51
Bur – Douglas 80 yard int. return (Lloyd pass from Dison) 0:00

Third Quarter:

Bur – Dison 11 yard run (PAT pass failed) 5:06

Fourth Quarter:

Bur – Douglas 16 yard run (Prince pass from Dison) 11:27
Teh – Clark 11 yard run (Reimer kick) 8:59
Teh – Olofson 2 yard run (Reimer kick) 1:23
Bur – Snyder 1 yard pass from Dison (PAT run failed) 0:25

Burros vs Tehachapi Statistics

First Downs15 13
Rushes-Yards28-236 55-286
Passing Yards130 32
Comp-Att-Int15-20-2 2-3-1
Total Yards366 318
Penalties6-56 6-65

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING--Tehachapi: Olofson 40-217, Clark 8-25, Rhodes 4-36;
Burroughs: Dison 11-122, Brown 13-73, Douglas 3-20.

PASSING--Tehachapi: Rush 2-3-1  32; Burroughs: Dison 15-20-2  130

RECEIVING--Tehachapi: Farewell 1-28, Lowder 1-4. Burroughs: Douglas 5-46, Prince 4-27, Brown 1-16, Person 1-8, Lloyd 1-2.

Varsity – Tehachapi 3-1 Burroughs 1-2

JV – Burroughs 20, Tehachapi 2
Frosh – Burroughs 14, Tehachapi 0