Burroughs at Tehachapi

September 6, 2013

Christian Terle #32 helped Tehachapi’s winning cause by plowing through the middle of the Burros defensive front, finishing the night
with 202 yards rushing on 25 carries. The Warriors defeated Burroughs-Ridgecrest, 25-13. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Running With A Purpose
THS Grinds Out Victory Over Burros, 25-13

Posted on September 8, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

After recording only 158 total offensive yards in the season opener, the Warriors’ wing-t rushing attack rebounded in a big way, 25-13, over Burroughs-Ridgecrest last Friday night.

Christian Terle and Skylar Valencia each took turns trading blows through the Burros defense, helping Tehachapi to an impressive 411 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns.

Terle plowed through Burroughs defensive line with a career high 202 yards on the ground, while Valencia provided the knockout punch with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns to give Tehachapi (1-1) the victory.

After the Burros took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter by scoring a touchdown on their first series, Mountain Football answered the touchdown with one of their own.

Chris Llamas caught the Burros secondary flat-footed by connecting on his first pass of the year with Chris Rhodes on a deep 54-yard completion. Three plays later, Valencia punched in a one-yard goal line run to make the score 7-6. The Warriors took the lead for good on their next series, with Rhodes scoring on a 32-yard end-around on Tehachapi’s first play from scrimmage.

Llamas ended with two completions for 66 yards, with his other pass connecting with Steven Cross on a 12-yard completion for a first down.

The Warrior defense took over the game for a majority of the second and third quarters. Leading the way was Sean Casey recording two interceptions and Ethan Averett registering a fumble. The defense also forced five punts and six quarterback sacks.

Valencia capped the Warriors win with a pair of rushing scores in the third and fourth quarter. Victor Rodriguez hit the extra point on the final touchdown.

Up next for the Warriors is their stiffest test to date in an away matchup with Liberty. The Patriots defeated Central last week 43-41 in overtime and is the no.5 ranked team in the central section according to The Bakersfield Californian. Last season, Liberty defeated Tehachapi 45-7.

The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night in Bakersfield.

Steven Cross #24 nearly hauled in this catch in double coverage in the first half, with the nose of the ball just touching the turf
on the way down for an incomplete pass. Cross finished the game with a catch for 12 yards. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Tehachapi’s Ground Game Buries Burroughs

Posted on September 6, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI – The Warriors bulldozed through the Burros with a methodic 411 yards rushing, cruising to a 25-13 win on the mountain.

After spotting their visitors an early first quarter lead, Tehachapi (1-1) reeled off 25 unanswered points with a punishing ground attack.

Christian Terle was the leading rusher for the Warriors, churning out 202 yards on 25 carries, while Skylar Valencia scored three rushing touchdowns and closed with 158 yards on the ground.

Tehachapi scored on their first two possessions of the game, with Chris Rhodes providing the spark on the first series with a 54 yard catch from quarterback Chris Llamas to set up a Valencia one yard score. Rhodes went on to find the endzone on the Warriors’ second series with a 32 yard end-around.

Valencia gave the Warriors a couple of insurance touchdowns in the second half, both from drives near Tehachapi’s 40 yard line.

On defense, the Warriors registered six quarterback sacks while linebacker Sean Casey recorded two interceptions.

For Burroughs (0-2), Tyrone Jones had a strong night receiving, hauling in five catches for 78 yards and a 36 yard touchdown reception from Ryan Sanford in the first quarter.

Makai Ayers scored the final touchdown of the evening on a 41 yard pass from Hayden Sonnenberg.

Ayers finished as the leading receiver for Burroughs with 113 yards on six receptions.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Burros  7  0   0  6 13
Tehachapi 12  0   6  7 25

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

BHS – Jones 36 pass from Sanford (Nazeck kick)
THS – Valencia 1 run (kick failed)
THS – Rhodes 32 run (pass failed)

Third Quarter:

THS – Valencia 10 run (pass failed)

Fourth Quarter:

THS – Valencia 2 run (Rodriguez kick)
BHS – Ayers 41 yard pass from Sonnenberg (run failed)

Burroughs vs Tehachapi Stats

First Downs10 18
Passing Yards22066
Total Yards270477
Punts5-32.0 3-35.3
Fumbles-Lost2-1 3-2
Penalties11-123 7-63

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING - Tehachapi: Terle 25-202, Valencia 22-158, Rhodes 2-32, Llamas 4-16, Curry 1-3.
Burros: Baker 10-33, Pena 4-11, Sanford 10-3, Jones 3-3

PASSING - Tehachapi: Llamas 2-7-0 66. Burros: Sanford 11-16-1 176, Sonnenberg 2-3-1 44.

RECEIVING - Tehachapi: Rhodes 1-54, Cross 1-12. Burros: Ayers 6-113, Jones 5-78, Hernandez 2-31, Pena 1-10.

Varsity – Tehachapi (1-1), Burroughs (0-2)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 21   Burroughs 00
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 00   Burroughs 41