Tehachapi at North Bakersfield

October 25, 2013

Warrior defender Micah Fjeld #1 goes vertical at the line of scrimmage in an attempt to bat down a pass by the North High quarterback.
Tehachapi's defense only allowed one touchdown and forced six punts on the evening, as Tehachapi crushed North, 42-7. Photo by The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Run Through The Stars
Valencia Scores Five TD's

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Mountain Football raced ahead to a quick two-touchdown lead in the first quarter, never looking back in a convincing 42-7 victory over North last Friday night in Bakersfield.

The Warriors’ defense was relentless on the night, forcing North (2-6; 1-2 SEYL) on a three-and-out on their first two series and six punts overall.

Skylar Valencia helped Tehachapi (6-2; 3-0 SEYL) capitalize, rushing for 199 yards on 20 carries and scoring five touchdowns in the rout. Valencia’s performance put him over the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season, with his total currently at 1,075 yards on 148 carries through eight games.

Valencia scored on runs of 20, 63, 5, 48 and 17 yards and became the second Warrior running back this season to score five rushing touchdowns in one game. Christian Terle also had the five touchdown accomplishment in the SEYL opener against East earlier this month.

Valencia joins Terle on an elite list, joining Dustin McBride (2000 vs. Arvin) and Wilbur Griffin (1942 vs. Maricopa) as the only Warriors to have five rushing scores in one game.

Terle also ran strong for the Warrior offense, logging in 50 yards on 10 carries, while David Carter and Chris Rhodes combined for 30 yards on seven carries to help pace the wing-t attack. In the passing game, Valencia caught a pass for 13 yards and Dakota Medovitch hauled in a 12-yard reception from quarterback Chris Llamas.

Trent Reynolds provided the exclamation point on the evening midway through the fourth quarter, scoring on a 5-yard touchdown run. Reynolds finished with 41 yards on five carries.

On special teams, Rhodes had two kickoff returns for 21 combined yards and Victor Rodriguez was a perfect 6-6 on point after attempts.

Tehachapi will be home this week against Foothill, who lost 48-7 to Garces last Friday night. The game against the Trojans will start at 7:30 p.m.

Warrior running back Christian Terle #32 bulldozes through the line of scrimmage in last week's SEYL contest against North.
Tehachapi went on to defeat the Stars, improving to 3-0 in SEYL play. Photo by The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Improve To 3-0 in SEYL Play
Tehachapi 42 North 7

Posted on October 26, 2013 by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

BAKERSFIELD - Skylar Valencia rushed for 199 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a Southeast Yosemite League win.

After Tehachapi (6-2; 2-0 SEYL) forced the Stars into a three-and-out on their first two series of the game, Valencia scored on both ensuing Tehachapi possessions, reaching the 100-yard rushing mark before halftime.

He had TD runs of 20, 63, 5, 48 and 17 yards.

Valencia is the second Warrior running back to score five touchdowns in a game this season and only the fourth in the program's history.

Tehachapi churned out 322 rushing yards, with Christian Terle providing 50 yards on 10 carries and Trent Reynolds 41 yards on the ground and a fourth-quarter goal line score.

For North (2-6; 1-2 SEYL), Steven Twiss and David Reyes helped guide the Stars on a 77-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter, with Twiss punching in a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-goal situation.

Twiss finished with 10 completions for 92 yards, while Reyes had a combined 67 yards rushing and receiving.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi 14 14   7  7 42
North  0  7   0  0 07

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

Teh – Valencia 20 run (Rodriguez kick)
Teh – Valencia 63 run (Rodriguez kick)

Second Quarter:

Teh – Valencia 5 run (Rodriguez kick)
NHS – Twiss 1 run (Lopez kick)
Teh – Valencia 48 run (Rodriguez kick)

Third Quarter:

Teh – Valencia 17 run (Rodriguez kick)

Fourth Quarter:

Teh – Reynolds 5 run (Rodriguez kick)

Tehachapi at North Stats

First Downs14 9
Rushes-Yards43-322 27-85
Passing Yards25 101
Comp-Att-Int2-4-0 11-20-0
Total Yards347 186
Punts1-32.0 6-30.0
Fumbles-Lost1-0 3-0
Penalties6-40 10-98

Individual Statistics:


Tehachapi: Valencia 20-199, Terle 10-50, Reynolds 5-41, Carter 3-19, Rhodes 4-11, Llamas 1-2.
North: Reyes 11-35, Dillard 3-21, Twiss 10-14, Hopkins 1-11, Lazcano 1-3, Ramos 1-1.


Tehachapi: Llamas 2-4-0 0. North: Twiss 10-17-0-92, Hopkins 1-3-0-9


Tehachapi: Valencia 1-13, Medovitch 1-12. North: Reyes 4-32, Hood 2-29, Zuniga 2-28, Dillard 1-9, Hopkins 1-4, Swann 1-(-1).

Varsity – Tehachapi (6-2; 3-0 SEYL), North (2-6; 1-2 SEYL)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 35   North 06
Frosh-Soph Game - Tehachapi 00   North 58