Shafter at Tehachapi

October 15, 2010

Warrior Kash Knudson #1 returns the ball against Shafter Friday night in Tehachapi. The Warriors shutout Shafter
in the SSL league opener, 43-0, to improve to 5-1 on the season. Photo by Mike Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Shutout Generals, 43-0
Curiel Scores Two TD's

Posted October 15, 2010, by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian

TEHACHAPI – The Warriors scored on their first five possessions on offense to run away to a homecoming victory over Shafter, 43-0.

The Warriors’ Phil Rhodes was the leading rusher in the game, closing out the first half with 66 yards on 10 attempts, while Marcus Curiel scored the first two touchdowns for Tehachapi, churning out 54 yards on the ground in six carries.

Tehachapi (5-1; 1-0 SSL) put the game on ice with a 45 yard touchdown catch by Cory Lange from quarterback Levi Garrett.

Garrett went 2-4 for 98 yards and the score, also hitting Travis Farewell on a 53 yard completion.

In the second half, rushing touchdowns for the Warriors came from Brian Castaneda and Jorge Garcia, while Michael Lowder had a 68 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Austin Scarbrough had a safety tackle in the endzone.

For Shafter (3-3; 0-1 SSL), Fernando Saucedo had 64 yards on 15 carries to lead the Generals.

Travis Farewell hauled in this diving catch for a 53 yard pass completion against Shafter Friday night.
The Warriors blanked Shafter, 43-0, to the delight of the large Homecoming crowd on the mountain.
Photo by Mike Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Warriors Cruise In Homecoming, 43-0

Posted October 18, 2010, by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News

Inspired by the homecoming festivities, Mountain Football opened their contest with Shafter running on all cylinders, executing near-perfect offense and defense to record their second straight shutout of the season in a 43-0 victory.

Marcus Curiel scored the first two touchdowns of the evening, starting what would be two of five consecutive scoring drives for the Warriors. Curiel ended the contest in the first half with 54 yards rushing, while Phil Rhodes had 66 yards on 10 carries.

After Curiel’s two scores, the Warriors opened the floodgates in the second quarter. Levi Garrett found Cory Lange on a 45-yard touchdown reception, and Brian Castaneda scored on an 18-yard end-around to help Tehachapi go up 28-0 at halftime.

Garrett went 2-4 in the game for 98 yards, hooking up with Travis Farewell on another completion for 53 yards. Along with his catch, Farewell also finished the contest with five extra point attempts and three touchbacks on kickoffs.

With the game seemingly on ice at the halfway point, the Generals attempted to breathe life into the game with an onside kick to start the third quarter.

The attempt failed when Cesar Meza fell on the ball at midfield, and the Warriors needed just one play to score their fifth touchdown of the night when Jorge Garcia reached the endzone on an impressive 46 yard run.

On defense, Austin Scarbrough highlighted the night with a tackle for a safety in the fourth quarter, while sacks came from Cameron King, David Lara, Cory Lange, Aaron Ghiassy, John Porter and Donovan Brown.

Michael Lowder also scored Tehachapi's first special teams touchdown of the year on a 68-yard kickoff return. Lowder also had 47 yards on the ground on four carries to help Tehachapi to 301 rushing yards overall.

In the second half, Skyler Stephens, Michael Perez, Bobby Cooley and Wyatt Vance all combined for 74 yards rushing to pace the offense.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Shafter   0  0   0  0 00
Tehachapi 14 14   7  8 43

The Scoring:

1st Quarter:

Teh – Curiel 21 yard run (Farewell kick)
Teh – Curiel 8 yard run (Farewell kick)

2nd Quarter:

Teh – Lange 45 yard pass from Garrett (Farewell kick)
Teh – Castaneda 18 yard run (Farewell kick)

3rd Quarter:

Teh – Garcia 46 yard run (Farewell kick)

4th Quarter:

Teh – Scarbrough safety
Teh – Lowder 68 yard kickoff return (kick blocked)


First Downs912
Passing Yards1798
Total Yards129399

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING--Tehachapi: Rhodes 10-66, Curiel 6-54, Lowder 4-47, Garcia 1-46, Stephens 11-45, Castaneda 1-18, Cooley 4-14, Perez 3-13, Vance 4-2, Bullard 1-0, Garrett 1-(-4);
Shafter: Saucedo 15-64, Castro 6-29, Garcia 5-19, Aguilar 1-1, Rockey 2-(-1)

PASSING--Tehachapi: Garrett 2-4-0 98; Shafter: Castro 2-9-1 17

RECEIVING—Tehachapi: Farewell 1-53, Lange 1-45; Shafter: Saucedo 1-10, Munoz 1-7

Varsity – Tehachapi 5-1, Shafter 3-3

JV: Tehachapi 30, Shafter 7
FROSH: No game