Shafter at Tehachapi

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tehachapi High School sophomore Josh Strauss was caught on this play, but he eluded the grasp of Shafter defenders most of the night as the Warriors defeated Shafter 75-42, in the highest scoring game in THS history. Strauss scored three touchdowns, three two-point PATs and rushed for 187 yards. Photo by Dan Gilliam, The Tehachapi News

Warriors Set Single Game Scoring Record
Tehachapi 75, Shafter 42

Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on October 21, 2006

TEHACHAPI -- Tehachapi rode 508 team rushing yards to a 75-42 win over Shafter Friday night.

Gabe Bressler and Josh Strauss anchored the Warriors' ground attack with 197 and 187 yards rushing respectively. Six different players scored touchdowns for Tehachapi, with only one coming through the air.

Shafter quarterback Mickey Polley had a standout game going 27-for-46 in the air for 306 yards and five touchdowns.

Bressler had four touchdowns for the Warriors, including a 45 yard scamper early in the first quarter that staked Tehachapi to the early lead, and a 50-yard jaunt late in the fourth quarter.

(Webmaster Note: The 75 points scored establishes a new Warrior record for the most points scored in a single game. The old record was set in 1957 when the Warriors defeated Mojave, 74-6. The combined score of 117 total points is also a new record, shattering the old record of 80 points, 61-19 over Ridgeview in 1996, and 74-6 over Mojave in 1957.)


Mickey Polley proved why he is one of the best players in the SSL, torching the Tehachapi secondary for over 300 yards passing and five touchdowns. Despite the effort, Tehachapi was able to match and out score the Shafter threat in a 75-point explosion.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Shafter137 71542
Tehachapi1222 83375

The Scoring:

First Quarter

Teh--Bressler 45 run (conversion failed)

SHS--Thompson 5 pass from Polley (kick blocked)

Teh--Bekker 60 pass from Ochsenrider (conversion failed)

SHS--Jimenez 12 pass from Polley (Frantz kick)

Second Quarter

Teh--Bressler 1 run (conversion failed)

Teh--Strauss 28 run (Strauss run)

SHS--Frantz 10 pass from Polley (Frantz kick)

Teh--Strauss 65 run (Strauss run)

Third Quarter

SHS--Frantz 15 pass from Polley (Frantz kick)

Teh--Bressler 1 run (Strauss run)

Fourth Quarter

Teh--Strauss 2 run (Bressler pass from Ochsenrider)

SHS--Santos 10 pass from Polley (Frantz pass from Polley)

Teh--Bressler 50 run (conversion failed)

Teh--Lorenz 10 run (Ochsenrider kick)

Teh--James 57 run (kick failed)

SHS--Ballengee 29 pass from Couch (Burleson kick)

Teh--Clark 30 run (kick failed)

Shafter vs Tehachapi STATS

First Downs1414
Passing Yards33585
Total Yards457593

Individual Satistics:

RUSHING--Shafter, Couch 1-50, Garcia 14-31, Polley 8-31; Tehachapi, Bressler 21-197, Strauss 16-187, James 2-74.

PASSING--Shafter, Polley 27-46-306; Tehachapi, Ochsenrider 5-7-85.

RECEIVING--Shafter, Frantz 5-69, Jimenez 4-67, Thompson 5-45, Santos 3-70, Mestaz 3-34; Tehachapi, Bekker 1-60, Strauss 2-17.

VARSITY RECORDS--Tehachapi 4-4 (1-2 SSL), Shafter 6-2 (1-2 SSL)

JV Tehachapi (6-2, 2-1) 35, Shafter 6
Frosh Tehachapi (3-4-1, 1-1-1) 20, Shafter 20

Week 8 SSL Varsity Scoreboard:

Arvin 33   Bakersfield Christian 18
Taft 63   Wasco 0
Tehachapi 75   Shafter 42