Burroughs (Ridgecrest) at Tehachapi

September 23, 2011

Running back Wyatt Vance had another big night for the Warriors, rushing for 178 yards on 20 carries, to lead the Warriors to a
33-20 win over the Burros of Ridgecrest. Tehachapi improves to 3-1 in pre-league play and has one more non-league affair
with Rosamond on October 7. Photo by The Tehachapi News

Tehachapi Outruns Burroughs On The Mountain

Posted by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian on Sep. 23, 2011

TEHACHAPI -- After Burroughs marched down the field on an 80-yard touchdown drive to start the game to go up 7-0, early indications were leaning toward a long night for the Warrior defense.

But, with exception of relinquishing a few big plays the rest of the way, Tehachapi stiffened and the Warrior ground game found their rhythm in a 33-20 victory on the mountain.

"I was happy with our defense. After Burroughs came down and scored on the first drive our guys settled down and played well the rest of the game," added Denman. Offensively, we improved from last week. That was important for us."

Wyatt Vance provided a big spark for Tehachapi, running wild with four touchdowns and finishing with 178 yards on 20 carries.

Mirroring Vance with wing-t attack success was Marcus Curiel, who registered 180 yards on 14 attempts.

"We had a good week of practice and our offensive line really stepped it up and made some big holes for us," said Curiel. "We just wanted to compete and come out and work hard. I think we accomplished that."

It wasn't all positive for Tehachapi however, with over 13 penalties amassed for 110 yards. Curiel had over 162 yards called back on infractions, including two nullified scores.

"The penalties are killing us and we can't continue with that," said Tehachapi Head Coach Steve Denman. "The bottom line is we have to calm down, focus on the field and play right,"

But overall it was a business-as-usual night for the Warriors, who racked up 431 rushing yards and leaving Burroughs with more questions than answers on defense.

"We felt like we had their blocking scheme down but we couldn't match (Tehachapi's) physical-ness in practice," said Burroughs Head Coach Todd Mather. "We came with a company of only 25 guys and we can't do a lot of the physical tackling and it obviously showed tonight."

Burroughs did find success in the passing game, with quarterback Daniel Pietrangelo completing 11 of 24 passes for 172 yards, finding Dakota Leer on a 12 yard touchdown reception and Jackson French on a 47 yard touchdown strike in the third quarter.

Tyler Cabral led the Burros ground game with 94 yards on 20 carries, with most of the yardage coming in a bench-clearing fourth quarter for the Warriors.

"We played a disciplined football team and a great program," added Mather. "Hopefully we can model our program after (Steve Denman). He has been here 31 years and they do a lot of things well."

Marcus Curiel rambles for big yardage against Burros Friday night in Tehachapi. The Warriors defeated the
Burroughs Burros, 33-20. Curiel rushed for 180 yards and scored 1 touchdown. Photo by The Tehachapi News

Riders On The Storm
Warriors Bulldoze Burroughs in 33-20 Win

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News on Sep. 26, 2011

It was a prep football night filled with cancellations and postponements around Kern County due to lightning, but on the mountain the football game played on.

The Warriors were one of only eight Kern County teams to complete their games last Friday night, with the inclement weather never coming close enough to Coy Burnett Field to delay an impressive Warrior 33-20 victory at home.

Tehachapi (3-1) rode their high-octane wing-t attack once again by blasting for 431 yards rushing against the Burros defense.

Wyatt Vance did the damage early on, churning out 178 yards on 20 carries, including four touchdowns.

Marcus Curiel also had a big night with 180 yards on 14 attempts and a touchdown, not including two long touchdowns that were called back due to penalties in the third quarter.

Christian Terle came in relief in the second half and also had a strong game, accounting for 42 yards on eight carries, while Cory Lange caught a 15 yard pass from Bobby Howell on a key third down conversion. Dalton Scaggs was also 3-3 on extra point attempt tries.

On defense, Lange and David Lara recorded sacks, while Ty Curry had an interception.

Mountain Football will take a break this week before resuming their schedule next Friday night in a homecoming game against Rosamond.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Burroughs  7  0   6  7 20
Tehachapi  6 13  14  0 33

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

Bur Leer 12 yard pass from Pietrangelo (Windish kick)
Teh Vance 8 yard run (Pass failed)

Second Quarter:

Teh Vance 6 yard run (Pass failed)
Teh Vance 30 yard run (Scaggs kick)

Third Quarter:

Teh Curiel 39 yard run (Scaggs kick)
Bur French 47 yard pass from Pietrangelo (kick blocked)
Teh Vance 36 yard run (Scaggs kick)

Fourth Quarter:

Bur Baker 15 yard run (Windish kick)


First Downs15 18
Passing Yards17215
Total Yards316446

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING - Burroughs: Cabral 20-94, Baker 4-26, French 3-23, Tuipala 1-1;
Tehachapi: Curiel 14-180, Vance 20-178; Terle 8-42, Lange 4-22, Jones 2-9

PASSING - Burroughs: Pietrangelo 11-24-1-172; Tehachapi: Howell 1-3-0-15

RECEIVING - Burroughs: French 4-98, Jones 3-47, Leer 3-18, Sonnenberg 3-15; Tehachapi: Lange 1-15

Varsity Tehachapi (3-1), Burroughs (2-2)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 27   Burroughs 13
Frosh - Tehachapi 00   Burroughs 13