East Bakersfield at Tehachapi

October 17, 2014

Chris Rhodes guided Tehachapi in the ground game with 194 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 34-6 victory over East last week.
Providing a convoy on this play is Gabe Dodge (No. 56), Ben Farinas (No. 55), and Phil Baquerizo (No. 72).   Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Run Through Blades
Tehachapi Overwhelms East, 34-6

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Led by a dominating performance by the offensive line and a big night from Chris Rhodes, Tehachapi's running game plowed through East in a 34-6 victory last Friday night at Coy Burnett Field.

Rhodes was the workhorse, recording 194 yards on 22 carries and scoring all five touchdowns for Mountain Football. The five touchdowns put Rhodes in elite company, putting him second all-time in Warrior history for touchdowns scored in one game. The standout running back joins Skylar Valencia (2013 vs. North), Christian Terle (2013 vs. East), Dustin McBride (2000 vs. Arvin) and Wilbur Griffin (1942 vs. Maricopa) to earn the achievement.

Tehachapi (5-2; 2-0 SYL) recorded 338 rushing yards overall, with Willy Urciel recording 81 yards and Keyron Scott 52 yards to help pace the ground game. Nic Ledesma, Noah Whitlach and Nick Steele also combined for 26 yards rushing.

On defense, the Warriors almost had a shutout before East recorded a last-second touchdown in the fourth quarter. Israel Guerrero had five tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to help control the line of scrimmage. Ethan Averett had a sack, Daniel Wight and Tanner Herman had interceptions and Connor O'Neal had a sack in other highlights.

Abraham Katona had a standout performance on special teams, recording four touchbacks and a booming punt that went 53 yards. The punt also had a five-second hang time and came to a stop at the East one-yard line.

With the victory, Tehachapi is tied with Ridgeview for first place in the league standings with a 2-0 record. The Warriors will take on Golden Valley this Friday night in Bakersfield. Last week, the Bulldogs lost 47-7 to Independence.

The game against Golden Valley will start at 7:30 p.m.

Warrior Nick Steele (No. 26) and a host of Warriors corral an East running back. Tehachapi’s defense held the Blades to only 88 yards rushing
on the evening and almost recorded a shutout before a final second touchdown by East to end the game.   (Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.)

Tehachapi Steamrolls East Bakersfield
Rhodes Scores 5 TD's, 194 Yards Rushing

Posted on October 18, 2014, by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI – The Warriors steamrolled to 338 yards rushing and scored on their first five possessions for a convincing 34-6 win over East.

-- Chris Rhodes paced the Tehachapi (5-2; 2-0 SYL) ground attack with 194 yards and all five touchdowns in just under three quarters of work.

-- The Warriors also had a strong night from Willy Urciel, who had 81 yards on 10 carries. Keyron Scott also had 52 yards on eight attempts.

-- Defensively, Tehachapi forced three turnovers, with Ethan Averett recovering a fumble and interceptions recorded by Tanner Herman and Daniel Wight.

-- East (3-4; 0-2 SYL) was led by quarterback Ben Flores, who had 14 completions and 185 yards passing, connecting with Jorge DelRio on a 1-yard touchdown reception on the
final play of the game. Omar Mendivil was the leading receiver for both teams, hauling in six completions for 78 yards.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
East Bakersfield  0  0   0  6 06
Tehachapi  7 14  13  0 34

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

T—Rhodes 8 run (Katona kick)

Second Quarter:

T—Rhodes 1 run (Katona kick)
T—Rhodes 13 run (Katona kick)

Third Quarter:

T—Rhodes 9 run (Katona kick)
T-Rhodes 5 run (Kick failed)

Fourth Quarter:

E—DelRio 1 pass from Flores (no kick)

Tehachapi vs East Bakersfield Stats

First Downs2015
Passing Yards0239
Total Yards338327
Fumbles-Lost1-1 5-2

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING — Tehachapi: Rhodes 22-194, Urciel 10-81, Scott 8-52, Steele 2-14, Ledesma 3-9, Whitlach 1-3, Moore 1-0, Olofson 2-(-15).
East High: Carrillo 17-53, Gutierrez 10-26, Flores 8-9.

PASSING — Tehachapi: Olofson 0-1-0 00. East High: Flores 14-27-2 185.

RECEIVING — Tehachapi: None. East High: Mendivil 6-78, Johnson 2-35, Ross 2-32, Silva 2-29, Rodriguez 1-10, DelRio 1-1.

Varsity – Tehachapi (5-2; 2-0 SYL), East High (3-4; 0-2 SYL)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 00   East High 20
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 00   East High 52