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.
Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on September 23, 2006
Tehachapi Handles Stockdale, 35-12
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.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Stockdale 6 0 6 0 12 Tehachapi 6 15 0 14 35
T--Bressler 1 run (kick failed)
S--Cottrell 45 pass from Thatcher (kick failed)
T--Taliulu 1 run (Taliulu pass from Lantz)
T--Schulgen 71 fumble return (Bekker kick)
S--Cottrell 10 pass from Anderson (kick failed)
T--James 5 run (Bekker kick)
T--James 25 run (Bekker kick)
Stockdale vs Tehachapi STATS
SHS THS First Downs 13 10 Rushes-Yards 29-118 41-220 Passing Yards 173 17 Comp-Att-Int 11-20-2 2-2-0 Total Yards 291 237 Punts N/A N/A Fumbles-Lost 5-5 0-0 Penalties 11-82 9-81
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 stockdalefootball.com