Wasco at Tehachapi

September 8, 2023

Warrior running back AJ Anderson runs for good yardage against Wasco Friday night in Tehachapi. Anderson scored two TD's and
rushed for 97 yards. Mike Jones leads the way with a nice block while Jacob Root surveys the situation.
The Warriors will now host Arvin Friday night at Coy Burnett Stadium. Game time is 7:30 pm.   (Photo by Vicky Shea.)

Warriors Defeat Wasco in Physical Battle, 25-6

Posted by The Tehachapi News Sports Staff on September 10, 2023.

Playing the run-heavy Tigers at home last week, the game had more of a look of a rugby match. By game's end, the Warriors were victorious
in the trenches with a 25-6 victory over Wasco.

Tehachapi (4-0) was sparked in the run game by AJ Anderson, who had 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns of 14 and 65 yards. Karson Tiewater
also had a touchdown run, Mike Jones had 50 yards rushing and Andrew Aguirre had a 36-yard reception from quarterback Jacob Root.

On special teams, Carter Kolesar converted on a 35-yard field goal and Tiewater had a fumble recovery and safety tackle on punt
attempts by the Tigers. Aiden Nicholson also had 58 yards on kickoff returns and Aguirre had two punts over 40 yards.

Defensively, Aguirre had a standout performance with a season-high 19 tackles, followed by Leo Gonzalez (12 tackles, two hurries),
Jones (11 tackles), Tanner Gary (10 tackles, sack), Anderson (nine tackles), Mark Nicholson Jr (eight tackles),
Hayden Michael (seven tackles), Kenny Pitt (seven tackles, sack), Travis Mason (seven tackles), Kaleb Songer five tackles,
pass defended) and Karson Tiewater (five tackles).

In the underclassmen games, the JV Warriors defeated Wasco 49-0 and the Frosh-Soph Warriors fell to Bakersfield Christian, 26-0.

Highlighting the efforts for the JV Warriors was Cayden King with 151 yards rushing and three touchdowns, followed by Kaidon Hagerty
with 75 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Tylere Lombardi with 74 yards rushing. Colton Michael also had 126 yards passing,
a 79-yard touchdown completion to Lombardi and a rushing touchdown. Defensively, Ruben Sedano, JR Alaniz and Jacob Meza each
finished with 10 tackles each and Ezekiel Meza had six tackles.

The Warriors varsity and junior varsity will have a home game this Friday against Arvin. JV will kickoff at 5 p.m. and the varsity
7:30 p.m. at Coy Burnett Stadium.

1st2nd3rd 4thFinal
Tehachapi  3  7   0 15 25
Wasco 6 0   0  0 06

Tehachapi vs Wasco Statistics

First Downs   11   
Rushes-Yards  29-184   
Passing Yards   51   
Comp-Att-Int  3-5-0  
Total Yards  235   
Punts 2-41.5;  
Penalties  2-20   

Individual Statistics:

RUSHING Tehachapi: AJ Anderson 8-97, Tiewater 11-34, Jones 6-50, Root 4-3.
Wasco: N/A.

PASSING Tehachapi: Root 3-5-51-0 Wasco: N/A.

RECEIVING Tehachapi: Aguirre 1-36, Tiewater 1-9, Jones 1-6.
Wasco: N/A.

Varsity Records: Tehachapi 4-0 Wasco 1-3