South Bakersfield at Tehachapi

September 30, 2022

Warrior defenders Mike Jones #33 and Jacob Root #6 close in on talented South High running back Shane Carr.
Winless South gave the Warriors all they could handle and more, finally losing to Mountai Football, 26-20. Tehachapi will
travel to East Bakersfield Thursday night for league game number two. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm  
(Photo by Vicky Shea, The Tehachapi News.)

Warriors Earn Homecoming Victory Over South

Posted by The Tehachapi News On October 3, 2022.

Mountain Football opened up their league schedule on a strong note, earning a hard-fought 26-20 homecoming victory over South last Friday night at Coy Burnett Stadium.

Leading the way for Tehachapi (6-1; 1-0 SYML) was Karson Tiewater, who had a season-high 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns. AJ Anderson also contributed with 158 all-purpose yards, 88 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving.

Other highlights on offense included Levi Hart and Andrew Aguirre recording touchdown runs, with both players combining for 97 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Defensively, Mike Jones and Aguirre led the defense with seven tackles each, with Jones also recording an interception. Other standouts included Wyatt Richie (six tackles, four hurries), Kaleb Songer (five tackles), Raul Navarro (five tackles), Nick Smith (four tackles), Martin Rodriguez (four tackles, fumble recovery), Mark Nicholson Jr. (four tackles, five hurries) and Christian Morse (six hurries, fumble caused).

On special teams, Rodriguez was a perfect 2-2 on PATs, Aguirre had two punts that averaged nearly 39 yards and Jacob Betancourt recorded a blocked PAT after the Spartanís first touchdown.

The Warriors will continue their league schedule this week with an away contest in Bakersfield against East this Thursday. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

The JV Warriors recorded one of their most impressive victories of the season to open league last week with a 34-6 victory over South.

Tehachapi (6-0; 1-0 SYML) was led on offense by Anthony Cerbantez, who recorded five completions for 92 yards and two touchdowns, finishing with an impressive quarterback rating of 108.3.

Cerbantezís main target was Cyler Hoofard, who had 85 yards receiving on four completions and a touchdown reception. Alan Castaneda also had a touchdown reception in the game.

Other offensive highlights were Wade Brooks with 82 yards rushing, Mason Rothermel with 45 yards rushing and Kaidon Hargerty with 41 yards rushing. All three players also scored on touchdown runs.

Leading the defense was Liddon Scott (seven tackles), Rothermel (seven tackles, sack), Leo Gonzalez (six tackles), Aiden Nicholson (six tackles), Aiden Madueno (five tackles), Kenny Pitt (four tackles, blocked punt), Noah Welton (sack) and Christian McKibbon (sack).

The Warriors will be back in action this Thursday on the road at East. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m.

Warriors Defeat Stubborn South High, 26-20

Posted by The Bakersfield Californian on October 1, 2022.

The Warriors racked up 387 total yards of offense and scored four rushing touchdowns in the South Yosemite Mountain League opener
for both teams. Karson Tiewater had a game-high 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and. AJ Anderson added 88 yards rushing
and 70 yards receiving for Tehachapi (6-1). Levi Hart and Andrew Aguirre also scored TDs for the Warriors.
Defensively, Mike Jones had seven tackles and an interception, and Aguirre had seven tackles. For the Spartans (0-7),
James Webster had two touchdowns, the first on the ground and the other on a 72-yard scoring pass from quarterback Josh Encinas.
Encinas also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Shane Carr. Encinas was 8 for 14 passing for 213 yards
and two scores, with Carr finishing with three catches for 68 yards. Syaun Wallace added three receptions for 66 yards for South.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
South High  6  0   7  7 20
Tehachapi  0  7  13  6 26

South High vs Tehachapi Statistics

First Downs     18
Rushes-Yards  15-60   60-317
Passing Yards    213   70
Comp-Att-Int  8-14-1  2-6-1
Total Yards   273   387
Punts  3-31.0  2-38.5
Penalties      4-30

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING ó South High: Encinas 2-19, Wallace 2-16, Webster 6-15, Manzo 2-2, De La CRuz 3-8.
Tehachapi: AJ Anderson 18-88, Aguirre 10-63, Tiewater 17-108, Hart 10-63.

PASSING ó South High: Encinas 8-14-1. Tehachapi: Root 2-6-1-70.

RECEIVING ó South High: Carr 2-66, Walace 3-60, Webster 1-72, Mqnzo 1-114, De La Cruz 1-1. Tehachapi: AJ Anderson 2-70.