Stockdale (Bakersfield) at Tehachapi

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Warriors iced the game when AJ Meza sacked the Stockdale quarterback and recovered the ensuing fumble deep in Mustangs territory. The Warriors went on to defeat Stockdale 35-12. Photo by Michael Duffy, The Tehachapi News.

Tehachapi Handles Stockdale, 35-12

Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on September 23, 2006

TEHACHAPI -- Tehachapi took advantage of seven turnovers and rolled to a 35-12 non-league homecoming victory Friday over Stockdale.

Stockdale fumbled on the first play from scrimmage on a botched exchange and Tehachapi's Garrett Coontz recovered at the Stockdale 26-yard line. The Warriors later scored on a 1-yard run by Gabe Bressler.

Stockdale tied it 6-6 on Tyler Cottrell's 45-yard TD catch from punter Justin Thatcher on a fake punt play.

Trailing 14-6, the Mustangs (0-4) suffered another costly turnover when quarterback Brian Anderson was upended. The ball bounced right into the hands of Josh Schulgen, who raced 71 yards for a Tehachapi touchdown with 8:24 left in the first half.

Stockdale drew within 21-12 on a 10-yard pass from Anderson to Cottrell. But Louis James ran for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to ice the game for the Warriors (2-2).

Stockdale's Kenny Shanahan did not play.


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The Scoring:

First Quarter

T--Bressler 1 run (kick failed)

S--Cottrell 45 pass from Thatcher (kick failed)

Second Quarter

T--Taliulu 1 run (Taliulu pass from Lantz)

T--Schulgen 71 fumble return (Bekker kick)

Third Quarter

S--Cottrell 10 pass from Anderson (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

T--James 5 run (Bekker kick)

T--James 25 run (Bekker kick)

Stockdale vs Tehachapi STATS

First Downs1310
Passing Yards17317
Total Yards291237

Individual Satistics:

RUSHING--Stockdale: E. Webber 16-74; Tehachapi: Bekker 5-54, Bressler 11-49, Taliulu 6-39.

PASSING--Stockdale: Anderson 7-12-2-96, Thatcher 1-1-0-45, Hobson 3-7-1-32; Tehachapi: Lantz 2-2-0-17.

RECEIVING--Stockdale: Cottrell 5-88, Armstrong 3-52; Tehachapi: Bekker 2-17.

Non-League Records -- Stockdale 0-4, Tehachapi 2-2

JV Tehachapi (3-1) 26, Stocldale 28
Frosh Tehachapi (1-3) 0, Stockdale 2

Week 4 SSL Varsity Scoreboard:

Arvin 28   South 27
Wasco 0   Morro Bay 51
Shafter 34   Corcoran 14
Taft 21   Christian (El Cajon) 19
Bakersfield Christian (Bye Week)

Above, Louis James breaks away for a big gain for the Warriors. The Warriors took advantage of seven Mustang turnovers to defeat the much larger Yosemite Division school, 35-12, before a delighted hometown crowd. Photo courtesy