TULARE — A season in which Tehachapi experienced a big high with Steve Denman’s 300th win and a big low with an 0-4 start all came down to a game of what-ifs.

Tehachapi failed to score three times after getting inside the 12-yard line and ended its season with a 9-7 loss to Tulare Western on Thursday at Bob Mathias Stadium in the Central Section Division III quarterfinals.