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
Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on October 21, 2006
Warriors Set Single Game Scoring Record
Tehachapi 75, Shafter 42
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.
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)
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)
SHS--Frantz 15 pass from Polley (Frantz kick)
Teh--Bressler 1 run (Strauss run)
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)
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
Arvin 33 Bakersfield Christian 18
Taft 63 Wasco 0
Tehachapi 75 Shafter 42