North Bakersfield at Tehachapi

October 19, 2012

The Warrior defense limited the Stars to just 145 yards total offense Friday night at Coy Burnett Field. Above, Warrior defender Sean Casey #56
dives to tackle a North High running back.   Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Early Scores Dim The Stars
Warriors Pull Away Early On Homecoming, 41-13

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News on Oct. 23, 2012

Four consecutive drives to start the game in the first quarter led to four straight touchdowns, helping Tehachapi cruise to a 41-13 homecoming win at Coy Burnett Field last Friday night.

Jorge Garcia scored on runs of 5, 8 and 46 yards on the evening, closing out the game in the first half with 99 yards on the ground.

Tehachapi recorded their final touchdown of the night with just 24 seconds remaining in the second quarter when Caleab Hutto scored on an 18 yard run. Both Caleab and Isaiah Hutto collected most of the second half carries to finish with a combined 49 yards rushing.

Other offensive leaders included Skylar Valencia scoring a 58 yard touchdown reception on a pass from Bobby Howell, and Barry Jones recording 62 yards rushing on just six carries and a touchdown run. Howell finished with 73 yards, registering another completion on a 15 yard pass to Ryan Flick.

The Warriors defense overwhelmed North throughout the night, giving up a lone touchdown with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Stars could only manage 145 yards of total offense by game’s end. Kiefer Fincher had a fumble recovery and Ty Curry a punt block in first half highlights.

North’s other touchdown came off a kickoff return.

On special teams, Jeremy Duff had five extra point attempts and 232 yards on six kickoffs, and Valencia had a 45 yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

Mountain Football will be at Foothill this Friday night starting at 7 p.m. The Friday night game will be the only contest of the evening, with the jayvee and freshmen set to play this Thursday in Bakersfield.

Left, Jenna Hall and Christopher Boyd were named Homecoming Queen and King during halftime at Friday night's football game against North.
At right, the Warrior band entertained the homecoming crowd. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Cruise To Win Over Stars
Homecoming: Tehachapi 41 North 13

Posted by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 19, 2012

TEHACHAPI -- The Warriors broke away from North with four first quarter touchdowns, easily breezing to an eventual 41-13 homecoming win on the mountain.

Jorge Garcia had four scores in the first half, rushing for 104 yards on eight carries to help pace the Tehachapi (7-1; 3-0 SEYL) running attack.

Bobby Howell had two completions for 73 yards, connecting with Skylar Valencia on a 58 yard touchdown for the Warriors’ third score.

On defense for the Warriors, Kiefer Fincher had a fumble recovery and Ty Curry had a punt block.

For North (0-8; 0-3 SEYL), Eric Tarrazas had a 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. David Reyes led the Stars running game with 116 yards.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
North  6  0   0  7 13
Tehachapi 28 13   0  0 41

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

THS – J. Garcia 5 yard run (Duff kick)
THS – J. Garcia 46 yard run (Duff kick)
THS – Valencia 58 yard pass from Howell (Duff kick)
THS – Jones 5 yard run (Duff kick)
NHS – Terrazas 95 yard kickoff return (kick failed)

Second Quarter:

THS – J. Garcia 8 yard run (kick failed)
THS – C. Hutto 18 yard run (Duff kick)

Fourth Quarter:

NHS – Reyes 23 yard run (Lopez kick)


First Downs78
Rushes-Yards137 221
Passing Yards873
Total Yards145294

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING - Tehachapi: J. Garcia 7-99, Jones 6-62, C. Hutto 12-43, Valencia 1-13, I. Hutto 4-6, Rhodes 1-(-2).
North: Reyes 30-116, Lazcano 10-30, Twiss 3-(-9) .

PASSING - Tehachapi: Howell 2-3-0 73. North: Twiss 1-4-0 8.

RECEIVING - Tehachapi: Valencia 1-58, Flick 1-15. North: Lazcano 1-8.

Varsity – Tehachapi (7-1; 3-0 SEYL), North (0-8; 0-3 SEYL)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 35   North 00
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 21   North 26