Braves linebacker Austin Herman prevented a Clovis break away with this shoestring tackle during 3rd quarter action. Herman finished the game with five tackles. The Braves defense held Clovis East scoreless in the second half for the win. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Taft and BC Remain Undefeated
Braves Stun Clovis East, 8-7

Posted September 28, 2007, by

Both Taft Union and Bakersfield Christian remained undefeated by posting convincing wins Friday night in non-league play. Taft (5-0) defeated Horizon of San Diego, 47-27, while Bakersfield Christian (5-0) shutout previously unbeaten Sage Hill, 47-0.

In other SSL games, Wasco (3-2) defeated McLane-Fresno 31-28, and in a rare Saturday afternoon contest, South-Bakersfield whipped Shafter (1-4), 41-12. The Tehachapi Warriors and Arvin Bears were idle Friday.

In games of interest to Warrior fans, Righetti (4-1) defeated Dos Pueblos-Santa Barbara, 35-23; Bakersfield High walloped Garces (3-2), 40-3; Ridgeview-Bakersfield topped Burroughs-Ridgecrest (0-5), 22-14; and Liberty-Bakersfield overpowered Stockdale (1-4), 31-6.

The race for the 2007 SSL title appears to be quite competitive as Taft, Bakersfield Christian, Tehachapi, and Shafter all appear to be strong contenders. Arvin, the largest school in the league, is the defending 2006 league champion and will also be very competitive.

On a rare occasion when both the varsity Warriors and the freshmen Indians were idle, the junior varsity Braves improved their season log to 3-3 with an 8 to 7 victory over Clovis East High School on the mountain. Clovis East has one of the premier football programs in the Central Section, participating in the TRAC against the largest and most competitive schools in the Fresno area. Click here for a complete game summary.