Senior Trent Adams (9) ends his tenure with Tehachapi with three school records, finishing tops for receptions
in a single game (12 against Independence), receptions in a season (42) and longest kickoff return for a touchdown
(96 yards against Taft). Adams also is second all-time in receptions in a single game (188 against Taft),
fourth all-time in receptions yards in a season (575 yards), and third all-time in receptions in a single game
(seven each against Taft and Bakersfield). Photo by the Tehachapi News.
Posted November 10, 2019 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News
Football Players Make Their Mark
In The Record Book
Even though the football season ended in disappointment with a 1-9 (1-4 SYL) record, Mountain football was able to notch some individual highlights at year’s end.
Some notable achievements occurred in the passing game, where a traditional run-first program gave way to standout performances at quarterback and wide receiver.
Highlighting the individual efforts was wide receiver Trent Adams, who set new school records in receptions in a single game (12 against Independence) and receptions in a season (42) to go with a record he set in 2018 as a junior with the longest kickoff return for a touchdown (96 yards against Taft). Adams is also fourth all-time in reception yards in a season with 575 yards, second all-time in receptions yards in a single game (188 against Taft), while also securing third all-time in receptions in a single game with seven recorded against both Taft and Bakersfield.
Brayden Batson also had six receptions against Taft (fourth all-time) and 26 receptions this past season (tied for second all-time) and Tyler O’Brien had 23 receptions this past season (tied for fourth all-time).
At quarterback, Jacob Tye is now fifth all-time in pass completions in a season with 68, behind Erik Oberg (1981 – 91 comp), Steve Denman (1973 – 82 comp), Joel Nash (1991 – 71 comp) and Bret Oberg (1985 – 69 comp). Tye also logged in three touchdown passes against Golden Valley this season, which puts him at a tie for third all-time. Tye also secured second all-time in completions with 19 against Independence and 10th all-time with 11 completions against Highland.
Max Meza earned a school record for most passing yards in a single game, logging 323 yards through the air against Taft. Meza also set a school record for completions in a single game against Taft with 21 and third all-time with 16 completions against Bakersfield High.
Corey Costelloe has covered the NCAA, professional and local sports for more than 20 years
as a reporter and broadcaster. A THS graduate, he now resides and works in Tehachapi.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.