Golden West at Tehachapi

September 23, 2022

Warrior linebacker Wyatt Richie tackles another Golden West running back Friday at Coy Burnett Stadium.
Richie led the Warriors with 18 tackles and one sack. Tehachapi was upset at home
by the Trailblazers of Visalia, 34-13. Tehachapi will host South this Friday in league play.  
(Photo by Vicky Shea, The Tehachapi News.)

Golden West Upsets Warriors At Home

Posted by The Tehachapi News On September 25, 2022.

Mountain Football had a setback last Friday night with their first loss of the season in a 34-13 defeat to Visalia-Golden West at Coy Burnett Stadium.

Tehachapi (5-1) did get the first score in the contest when AJ Anderson rushed for a 54-yard touchdown on the Warriors first offensive play from scrimmage. Anderson finished the game with 119 yards on only six carries before suffering an injury in the second quarter and not returning to action.

Karson Tiewater assumed most of the carries the rest of the game, finishing with 132 all-purpose yards, including 72 yards rushing and a 12-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Levi Hart, Wyatt Richie and Andrew Aguirre also combined for 71 yards rushing.

Defensively, Richie had a strong game with 18 tackles and a sack, followed by Martin Rodriguez with 13 tackles, Nick Smith with eight tackles and Tiewater, Tanner Gary (three hurries), Ryan Walker and Andrew Aguirre with six tackles each. Other leaders included Christian Morse and Raul Navarro with five tackles apiece.

Junior Varsity:

In junior varsity action, the Warriors came back from a 18-7 first half deficit to defeat the Trailblazers, 19-18.

Tehachapi (5-0) was led in the game by quarterback Anthony Cerbantez, who had seven completions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Cyler Hoofard was the recipient of that touchdown, finishing with 104 yards on three catches. Other receptions came from Alan Castaneda for 14 yards (two catches), Mason Rothermel for 16 yards and Wade Brooks for seven yards.

Leo Gonzalez and Kaidon Hagerty combined for 99 yards rushing and a pair of touchdown runs in other offensive highlights. On defense, Gonzalez led the team with 14 tackles and two sacks, followed by Liddon Scott with nine tackles and Kenny Pitt with eight tackles, a PAT block and two sacks. Hagerty also had two interceptions and Hoofard recorded a game winning interception in the fourth quarter.

Golden West Defeats Tehachapi 34-13

Posted by The Bakersfield Californian on September 24, 2022.

TEHACHAPI — The Trailblazers took advantage of big play opportunities in the second quarter to pull away for the win, handing the
Warriors (5-1) their first loss of the season.

Golden West (2-3) had two touchdowns from Isaac Elias in the second quarter, the first on an over-the-shoulder
35-yard completion from quarterback Carlos Renteria and the second on a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown just before halftime.
Leonardo Gonzalez also had a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown and Ricky Elias and Renteria had short-yard touchdown runs.

For Tehachapi, AJ Anderson rushed for 119 yards and the game’s first touchdown on a 54-yard run before exiting in the first
half due to injury. Karson Tiewater also had 132 all-purpose yards and a 12-yard touchdown run. Defensively, Wyatt Richie
had 18 tackles and a sack and Martin Rodriguez had 13 tackles for the Warriors.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Golden West  6 21   0  7 34
Tehachapi  7  6   0  0 13

Golden West vs Tehachapi Statistics

First Downs     
Rushes-Yards     41-253
Passing Yards      20
Comp-Att-Int    2-10-1
Total Yards     273
Punts   4-31.0

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING — Golden West: .
Tehachapi: AJ Anderson 6-119, Root 2-(-10), Aguirre 4-10, Tiewater 17-72, Hart 5-26, Morse 2-2, Richie 5-35.

PASSING — Golden West: . Tehachapi: Root 2-10-1-20.

RECEIVING — Golden West: . Tehachapi: Hart 1-16, Morse 1-4.