Tehachapi at Taft, CA.

Friday, October 6, 2006

The Warrior offense was held to a season low 176 yards of total offense against the highly touted Taft defense.
Taft held the Warriors to one TD in earning a narrow 7-6 vistory.

Late Taft TD Gives 'Cats 7-6 Win
In South Sequoia League Opener

Posted by the Bakersfield Californian on October 7, 2006

TAFT--With just 41 seconds left in the game, Dalton Botts connected with Nate Newcomer on a 30-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to lead Taft to a hard-fought 7-6 victory over Tehachapi on Friday.

Botts completed 7-of-17 passes for 53 yards, and he rushed for 62 yards to lead the Wildcats.

With the game scoreless at halftime, and points coming at a premium, Tehachapi got on the board in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Josh Strauss.

But the Warriors (3-3, 0-1 SSL) missed their extra point after the touchdown, and held a precarious 6-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Newcomer finished with 5 catches for 54 yards for the Wildcats (5-1, 1-0 SSL).

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi00 6006
Taft00 0707

The Scoring:

Third Quarter

Teh--(7:46) Josh Strauss 1 yd. run (PAT kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

Taft--(0:41) Newcomer 30 yard pass from Botts (Kaiser PAT kick good)

Tehachapi vs Taft STATS

First Downs78
Passing Yards3453
Total Yards176181
PuntsN/A4-48.0 avg

Individual Satistics:

RUSHING--Taft: Botts 12-62; Savaii 6-25; Romo 15-20; Taylor 6-21; Tehachapi: Talulu 11-65; James 12-29; Strauss 5-32; Bressler 4-20; Bekker 2-4.

PASSING--Taft: Botts 7-17-1-53; Tehachapi: Oschenrider 1-7-1-34; Lantz 0-2-0

RECEIVING--Taft: Newcomer 5-54; Ramirez 1-(-1); Tehachapi: Bekker 1-34

Season Records -- Taft 5-1 (1-0), Tehachapi 3-3 (0-1)

JV Tehachapi (5-1, 1-0) 7, Taft 6
Frosh Tehachapi (2-4, 0-1) 20, Taft 22

Week 6 SSL Varsity Scoreboard:

Arvin 34    Wasco 14
Shafter 25   Bakersfield Christian 20
Taft 7   Tehachapi 6