The Warriors are executing spring drill workouts at the high school in preparation for the upcoming season.
Above on a pre-snap drill, from left to right, are Christian McKibbon, Hayden Michael (snapping), Jacob Root (quarterback),
Mike Jones, Mark Nicholson Jr., AJ Anderson and Travis Mason with a handful of players and coaches looking on. (Photo by Vicky Shea.)

2023 Warrior Football Schedule
Released By THS Athletic Director

Posted May 30, 2023 by

The Tehachapi Warriors athletic department has released the 2023 football schedule. The schedule features 10 regular season games,
five games at home and five games away. The opponents are identical to the 2022 season except the
home-and-away games are reversed from last season.

Optimism is high in the Warrior spring football camp as the Tehachapi roster is filled with many returning players
from a varsity team that finished 10-2 in 2022, including a championship in the South Yosemite Mountain League.
The Warriors will also see a number of skill players moving up from the championship junior varsity team.

The Warriors open the season at Coy Burnett Field against the Burroughs High Burros of Ridgecrest.
Tehachapi dominated Burroughs 52-0 in 2022, increasing their overall lead in the series to 16-12 in games
played dating back to 1947.

Week 2 the Warriors will be in Bakersfield to play the Highland Scotts. Tehachapi defeated the Scots 42-7 on the mountain
last season. The Warriors cannot overlook the Scots, however, as they play in the rugged South Yosemite League
with large schools BHS, Independence, and Ridgeview. The Warriors lead the overall series 7-5-1.

Week 3 is another travel game to Taft to face the Wildcats, who lost 30-20 to the Warriors in 2022. Taft finished the 2022
season at 8-3 overall; 4-1 in league play. The Wildcats finished second in the South Sequoia League to Kennedy
and advanced to the second round of the valley playoffs. In the modern era dating back to 1990, the Warriors hold a 16-8 edge in games played.

Week 4 is a home game against the Wasco Wildcats. The Warriors held on to defeat the Tigers 27-20 in Wasco last year.
The Tigers finished the 2022 season at 5-5 overall; 3-2 in league play. Tehachapi leads the all-time series 26-14 in games played since 1933.

Week 5 pits the Warriors against the always feisty Arvin Bears. Last year Tehachapi defeated the Bears 28-10 in Arvin.
Arvin finished the 2022 campaign with a 5-7 record; advancing to the second round of the valley playoffs.
The Warriors lead the all-time series 22-4 in games dating back to 1949.

Week 6, the final non-league game before league play begins, is a long road trip to Visalia to play Golden West High School.
The Trailblazers upset the Warriors, 34-13, last season in a game that knocked out star running back AJ Anderson
with an injury. Golden West finished 4-6 for the season; 2-3 in league play.

"Mountain League" play then begins on September 29 against South Bakersfield. The season then continues
with league games against East, North, and West.

2023 Regular Season Schedule (Click On Individual Opponent For Year-by-Year Results)
Aug 18Burroughs (Ridgecrest)  00 00HWarriors lead the series, 16-12.
Aug 25Highland (Bakersfield)  00 00AWarriors lead the series, 7-5-1.
Sep 1Taft  00 00AWarriors lead the series, 20-13-1.
Sep 8Wasco 00 00HWarriors lead the series, 25-14.
Sep 15Arvin  00 00HWarriors lead the series, 22-4.
Sep 22Golden West (Visalia) 00 00AThe series is tied, 1-1.
Sep 29South Bakersfield * 00 00 AWarriors lead the series, 4-0.
Oct 6East Bakersfield) * 00 00HWarriors lead the series, 15-3.
Oct 13North Bakersfield * 00 00 H Warriors lead the series, 10-2.
Oct 20West Bakersfield * 00 00 A Warriors lead the series, 9-3.
Oct 27 Bye

* Denotes Mountain League Game