Tehachapi at Shafter

October 14, 2011

Making the shoestring tackle, Kris Kapitzke #35, was a big part of the Tehachapi defense Friday in Shafter. Tehachapi limited the Generals
to just 64 yards rushing, forced five punts and a shutout Shafter through the first three quarters. Photo by The Tehachapi News

Warriors Bury The Generals, 49-7
Tehachapi Wins SSL Opener

Posted by Tom Shea, The Tehachapi News on Oct. 16, 2011

With a methodical run game and a big play passing attack, the Warriors overwhelmed Shafter in the first SSL game of the season last Friday night in a 49-7 win.

Tehachapi (5-1; 1-0 SSL) ended the first half with 35-0 lead. Their first offensive series for the Warriors was an eight-play drive that was capped by a Marcus Curiel five-yard touchdown run. Curiel would go on to register 44 yards and two touchdowns in only two quarters of work, while Wyatt Vance would also bow out of the game before halftime finishing with 130 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Other first and second quarter offensive highlights came from quarterback Bobby Howell, who hooked up with Cody Hall on a 55-yard touchdown reception and Cory Lange on 43 yard score. Lange would go on to lead all receivers in the game with 121 yards on three catches.

Standouts in the second half included Barry Jones with 56 yards rushing and a touchdown and Dalton Scaggs a 23-yard touchdown run and a perfect 6-6 on PATs.

Tryon Johnson led all runners in the fourth quarter with 29 yards on the ground, while Ryle Snowder, David Carter and Christian Terle combined for 56 yards rushing.

Special teams highlights include Blake Waters and Ray Hosier with punts of 44 and 43 yards, Brian Castaneda with a PAT and Miles Villarreal with 28 yards on three punt returns.

Mountain Football will be on the road again this Friday night in a league match-up against Arvin.

Warrior Cory Lange #4, logged 122 yards on three receptions and a touchdown as Tehachapi amassed 176 yards passing in the
first half against Shafter, Friday. The Warriors went on to defeat the Generals, 49-7, in the first SSL game of the season.
Photo by The Tehachapi News

Tehachapi Routs Shafter In SSL Opener

Posted by Tom Shea, The Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 14, 2011

SHAFTER -- Bobby Howell threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and Tehachapi rolled to a 49-7 South Sequoia League victory Friday over Shafter.

Cody Hall and Cory Lange caught touchdown passes from Howell for 55 and 43 yards, respectively. Lange finished with three catches for 121 yards.

Wyatt Vance led the ground attack for Tehachapi (5-1, 1-0 SSL) with 130 yards and a touchdown.

Marcus Curiel also had 44 yards rushing and a touchdown in limited action, while Barry Jones had 56 yards rushing and a score in the second half.

For Shafter (2-4, 0-1 SSL), Derrick Barton completed 18-of-29 passes for 208 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown pass to Ted Bloemhof in the fourth quarter. Emilio Lopez led Shafter with seven receptions for 92 yards.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi 14 21   7  7 49
Shafter  0  0   0  7 07

The Scoring:

First Quarter:

Teh Curiel 5 yard run (Scaggs kick)
Teh Lange 43 yard pass from Howell (Scaggs kick)

Second Quarter:

Teh Hall 55 yard pass from Howell (Scaggs kick)
Teh Curiel 6 yard run (Scaggs kick)
Teh Vance 57 yard run (Scaggs kick)

Third Quarter:

Teh Jones 36 yard run (Scaggs kick)

Fourth Quarter:

Teh Scaggs 23 yard run (Castaneda kick)
Sha Bloemhof 19 yard pass from Barton (Sanchez kick)


First Downs14 13
Passing Yards176208
Total Yards506271

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING - Tehachapi: Vance 13-130, Jones 6-56, Curiel 9-44, Johnson 7-29, Terle 4-28, Carter 4-16, Scaggs 2-16, Snowder 2-12, Lange 1-(-1); Shafter: Barton 13-54, Lopez 5-(-4), Harrison 2-13.

PASSING - Tehachapi: Howell 4-5-0-176; Shafter: Barton 18-29-0-208, Welz 1-1-0-0

RECEIVING - Tehachapi: Lange 3-121, Hall 1-55; Shafter: Lopez 7-92, Bloemhof 4-54, Munoz 3-27, Hoguin 1-20, Coyle 1-9, Osorio 2-6, Harrison 1-1

Varsity Tehachapi (5-1), Shafter (2-4)

Junior Varsity - Tehachapi 27   Shafter 34  
Frosh - Tehachapi 00   Shafter 09