Highland-Bakersfield at Tehachapi

October 18, 2013

Warrior defensive players Ty Curry #42, Micah Fjeld #1, and David Carter #9 pursue the Highland-Bakersfield quarterback in last Friday’s
SEYL contest at Coy Burnett Field. Tehachapi went on to defeat the Scots, 48-20. Photo by Dan Gillam.

Blasting Out Of The Gates
THS Big 1st Half Puts Away scots, 48-20

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Mountain Football had one of their most dominant first half performances of the season last Friday night in an eventual 48-20 drubbing over Highland.

Tehachapi (5-2; 2-0 SEYL) scored six unanswered touchdowns, with David Carter finding the endzone on two goal line runs within the first 10 minutes of the game before a four-touchdown surge in the second quarter.

Thomas Blewett helped the Warriors go up 21-0 when he recovered a fumble in the end zone on a bobbled snap by the Highland punter, and then Skylar Valencia and Christian Terle combined for three touchdowns to put the game on ice before halftime.

Valencia finished as the leading rusher with 155 yards on 18 carries, logging in three touchdowns, while Terle had 80 yards on eight carries and a second quarter score. Tehachapi had 310 rushing yards overall.

Highland (1-6; 0-2 SEYL) got on the board after halftime by taking advantage of a pair of Warrior fumbles, but after Valencia scored on a 24-yard run later in the third period, Mountain Football went on cruise control the rest of the way.

Trent Reynolds finished the second half with 36 yards on seven carries and Anthony Curiel had 20 yards on three attempts.

On defense, Jerry Castaneda and Blewett had fumble recoveries, both in the first half.

Victor Rodriguez connected on six point after attempts, finishing with 330 combined yards on seven kickoffs that included a touchback. Dakota Medovitch had 24 yards on two punt returns in other special team highlights.

Mountain Football will be back on the road this Friday night in Bakersfield against North. The game against the Stars will start at 7:30 p.m.

Quarterback Chris Llamas #12 drops back for a pass against Highland, with Joseph Blewett #52 providing a block. Mountain Football scored six
unanswered touchdowns in the first half to put the game away early. Photo by Dan Gillam.

Warriors Remain Undefeated in SEYL Play
Tehachapi 48 Highland 20

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI -- The Warriors opened up fast and strong by scoring six unanswered touchdowns in the first half en route to a Southeast Yosemite League win.

After David Carter punched in a pair of first-quarter scores, Tehachapi (5-2; 2-0 SEYL) exploded with four more touchdowns in the second quarter to build a 42-0 halftime lead.

Skylar Valencia led Tehachapi's ground game with 155 yards on 18 carries, scoring touchdowns of 1, 24 and 24 yards. Christian Terle had 80 yards on the ground and a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Other first half highlights included Thomas Blewett recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown on a botched punt snap.

At the start of the third quarter, Highland (1-6; 0-2 SEYL) came alive by scoring 13 points off two fumble recoveries. The first score came on a 1-yard run by Bryan Garcia to cap a short drive and the second was an 18-yard fumble return for a score by John Stanley.

Garcia was the leading rusher for the Scots with 37 yards. He scored a second touchdown on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter. Garcia also had five completions for 76 yards.

Stanley led all receivers with three catches for 53 yards.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Highland  0  0  13  7 20
Tehachapi 14 28   6  0 48

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

Teh – Carter 1 run (Rodriguez kick)
Teh – Carter 6 run (Rodriguez kick)

Second Quarter:

Teh – T. Blewett fumble recovery in end zone (Rodriguez kick)
Teh – Valencia 1 run (Rodriguez kick)
Teh – Terle 20 run (Rodriguez kick)
Teh – Valencia 24 run (Rodriguez kick)

Third Quarter:

HHS – Garcia 1 run (Cooper kick)
HHS – Stanley 18 fumble return (run failed)
Teh – Valencia 24 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter:

HHS – Garcia 6 run (Cooper kick)

Highland at Tehachapi

First Downs1015
Passing Yards1000
Total Yards179310

Individual Statistics:


Tehachapi: Valencia 18-155, Terle 8-80, Reynolds 7-36, Curiel 3-20, Carter 3-13, Hackleman 3-6, Rhodes 1-0.
Highland: Garcia 9-37, Wiley 9-35, Garcia 3-20, Frayne 5-11, Rosas 3-9, Brannan 1-0, Sanchez 1-0, TEAM 6-(-33)


Tehachapi: Llamas 0-3-1 0. Highland: Garcia 5-10-0 76, Brannan 3-8-0 24


Tehachapi: None. Highland: Stanley 3-53, Ramirez 2-23, Pinales 2-22, Sanchez 1-2

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

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 21   Highland 06
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 00   Highland 07