Tehachapi at Burrroughs Burros (Ridgecrest)

August 19, 2022

Karson Tiewater #2 sprints for yardage against the Burroughs Burros Friday in Ridgecrest. In the season opener, the Warriors
clobbered the Burros 52-0. Tiewater scored two rushing TD's in the game.   (Photo by Vicky Shea, The Tehachapi News.)

Mountain Football Dominates With Shutout Win Over Burroughs

Posted by The Tehachapi News Sports Staff on August 21, 2022.

Mountain Football overwhelmed Burroughs in their season opener last week in Ridgecrest, flexing their might throughout
the game in a 52-0 shutout victory.

The Warriors registered eight total touchdowns, seven of which came from underclassmen juniors and sophomores.

Tehachapi wasted little time getting on the scoreboard to start the first quarter when defensive back Adrian Pina jumped
a short route for a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown. It was one of many highlights for the defense on the afternoon, with Wyatt
Richie finishing with a game-high 11 tackles, followed by Mike Jones and Nick Smith with eight tackles, apiece.

AJ Anderson also had seven tackles, followed by Christian Morse and Jacob Betancourt with four tackles each.
Andrew Aguirre also recorded an interception and Hayden Michael a fumble recovery. Smith and Morse led the
team in quarterback hurries with eight each, followed by Mark Nicholson Jr. with four hurries.

Offensively, the Warriors recorded 401 total yards, with 375 on the ground for a staggering 8.5 yards per carry.

Anderson led the way with 108 yards and a rushing touchdown, with Jones churning out 94 yards rushing and
two touchdown runs and Aguirre 95 yards rushing and a 62-yard third quarter touchdown run.

Karson Tiewater also had two rushing touchdowns for Tehachapi, also adding 68 total yards in punt and kickoff returns.

Next up for the Warriors is a home contest against Bakersfield-Highland, who are coming off a 24-14 victory
over Bakersfield-Stockdale last week. The Scots will feature one of the top players in Kern County
in JoJo Mata, who led Highland to a 9-4 record and deep playoff run in 2021.

The varsity team will kick-off at Coy Burnett Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

The JV Warriors opened their season with a strong performance in a 32-13 victory over the Garces Memorial Frosh-Soph team.

Kaidon Hagerty led the way for Tehachapi with 94 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns,
followed by Leo Gonzalez, who also had two rushing scores.

Mason Rothermel helped pace the ground game with 54 yards rushing, while Wade Brooks also had a 10-yard
touchdown run in the first quarter.

Defensively Liddon Scott finished with 13 tackles and a fumble recovery, followed by Rothermel
with nine tackles,
Devin Smith with seven tackles and Gonzalez with five tackles.

On special teams, Ethan Cardenas had two kickoffs go for endzone touchbacks.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi 21 13  12  06 52
Burroughs  0  0   0  0 00

Tehachapi vs Burroughs Statistics

First Downs   10  10
Rushes-Yards  44-375  19-41
Passing Yards    26   48
Comp-Att-Int   2-8-0  6-25-2
Total Yards  401   89
Punts  1-21.0  5-32.5
Penalties  12-143   9-74

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING Tehachapi: Anderson 11-108, Jones 10-94, Aguirre 5-95, Tiewater 5-29, Richie 5-28, Pina 6-17, Morse 2-4.
Burroughs: Mather 7-28, Moreno 3-7, Petrovich 9-6.

PASSING Tehachapi: Root 2-8-0. Burroughs: Moreno 6-25-2.

RECEIVING Tehachapi: Anderson 1-8, Pina 1-18. Burroughs: Griffith 2-24, Petrovich 2-19, Ireland 1-3, Mather 1-4.

Junior Varsity Game:

Tehachapi JV's 32 Garces JV's 13

Varsity Records: Tehachapi 1-0 Burroughs 0-1