Highland-Bakersfield at Tehachapi

October 12, 2012

Quarterback Chris Llamas #11 hands off to Isaiah Hutto in the closing minutes of the 35-14 victory over Highland Friday night in Bakersfield.
The win improved the 2012 Warriors season record to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in SEYL play.   Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Tehachapi Shuts Down The Scots
On The Road, 35-14

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News on Oct. 16, 2012

Led by a smothering defense and a heavy dose of Jorge Garcia and Barry Jones, Mountain Football rolled to a 35-14 league win over Highland last Friday night.

Garcia paced the running attack with a season game-high 175 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Jones had 91 yards on the ground on 13 carries to help the Warriors to 391 yards of total offense. With the mountain football offense scoring on three of their four possessions in the second quarter to build a 28-7 halftime lead, the defense made sure the lead would never be relinquished.

The secondary, led by Nathan Evans, Logan Smith, Bobby Sharp, Ian Neufeld, Dakota Medovitch, Steven Cross and Ty Curry among others, put the squeeze on Highland by allowing only 39 yards passing.

The secondary also recorded two interceptions by Neufeld and Curry, while the defensive front line allowed only 90 yards on the ground. Tehachapi (6-1; 2-0 SEYL) also received a spark in special teams from Jeremy Duff, who had two touchbacks on kickoffs and a perfect 5-5 on point after attempts.

Other leaders included Curry recording a late second quarter touchdown run, and Caleab Hutto, Isaiah Hutto and Skylar Valencia combining for 77 yards rushing. Bobby Howell also completed two passes in the game, one to Medovitch for 25 yards and another to Ryan Flick for 23 yards.

The Warriors will be back at home for the first time in over a month this week when they take on North in homecoming. The game against the Stars will start at 7:30 p.m.

Warrior running back Isaiah Hutto scampers for yardage in fourth quarter action Friday night in Bakersfield
against the Scots. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Tehachapi Pulls Away Early From Highland
Garcia Scores 4 TD's in 35-14 Victory

Posted by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 12, 2012

BAKERSFIELD - The Warriors executed ball control offense and stifling defense in a decisive 35-14 win over Highland.

Jorge Garcia recorded 175 rushing yards and four touchdowns to help Tehachapi (6-1; 2-0 SEYL) pull away early. In the first half alone, Garcia had 139 yards and three scores to guide the Warriors to a 28-7 halftime lead.

Defense also had a strong presence for the Warriors, holding the Scots to only 33 first half yards and two interceptions by Ian Neufeld and Ty Curry.

For Highland (2-5; 0-2 SEYL), John Stanley took a short kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Bryan Garcia also had a late rushing touchdown and led the Scotts with 43 yards rushing.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi  7 21   0  7 35
Highland  0  7   0  7 14

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

THS J. Garcia 5 yard run (Duff kick)

Second Quarter:

THS J. Garcia 10 yard run (Duff kick)
HHS Stanley 67 yard kickoff return (Wood kick)
THS J. Garcia 9 yard run (Duff kick)
THS Curry 2 yard run (Duff kick)

Fourth Quarter:

THS J. Garcia 19 yard run (Duff kick)
HHS B. Garcia 1 yard run (Wood kick)


First Downs218
Passing Yards4839
Total Yards391129
Punts3-35.7 4-32.0
Fumbles-Lost2-0 3-0
Penalties3-35 6-55

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING - Tehachapi: J. Garcia 20-175, Jones 13-91, I. Hutto 4-23, Valencia 6-22, Curry 4-22, C. Hutto 1-10.
Highland: B. Garcia 5-43, Vastbinder 19-37, Ayers 2-5, Brannan 5-5.

PASSING - Tehachapi: Howell 2-7-0 48. Highland: Brannan 5-10-2 26, B. Garcia 1-1-0 13

RECEIVING - Tehachapi: Medovitch 1-25, Flick 1-23. Highland: Corona 2-20, D. Garcia Jr. 3-11, Lopez 1-8.

Varsity Tehachapi (6-1; 2-0 SEYL), Highland (2-5; 0-2 SEYL)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 34   Highland 21
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 20   Highland 40