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Tuesday, Oct 15 2013 06:00 AM

Braves bury East in SEYL opener ; Tehachapi opens up big lead in victory over Blades

Mountain Football was dominant in nearly every phase of the game last Thursday night, with the junior varsity squad running away with a 40-13 win over East.

The THS ground game churned out 348 rushing yards, led by Keyron Scott collecting 139 yards on 11 carries and a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Tanner Herman also had a pair of touchdown runs in the first half of four and 18 yards to help Tehachapi (5-1; 1-0 SEYL) put the game away early with a 34-0 halftime lead.

Troy Noda hauled in two touchdown catches from Lars Olofson of 29 and 45 yards, which included the game's first score.

In the second half, Daniel Viselli led the offense with 82 yards on seven carries, registering a 33-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Other rushing leaders in the game included Taydin Macon with 39 yards on six carries, Aaron Vachon with 26 yards on three carries and Noah Whitlach with 21 yards on six carries. Whitlach also had two kick returns for 57 total yards.

On defense, Caleb Huebner led the charge with 10 tackles and a sack, followed by Gabe Dodge with eight tackles and two sacks and Jacob Gonzales with six tackles. Cade Temple also had six tackles and an interception. Temple's interception was his second-straight interception in two games, having also recorded a late-game pick against West on homecoming night.

Chase Podratz also had five tackles and multiple-tackles were recorded by Daniel Wight, Herman, Jaxon Reed, Nic Ledesma, Wyatt Smith, Carson Bethany and Viselli.

The Braves will have another home game this Friday afternoon against Highland, who lost a close 19-14 decision to Garces this past Friday. The game against the Scots will start at 5 p.m.

 

Freshmen

The Indians opened up the SEYL season at home last Thursday afternoon in a 34-6 losing effort to East.

Tyler Mata scored a two-yard rushing touchdown on Tehachapi's first series of the second half, capping a 67-yard drive that registered five first downs. Along with the rushing score, Mata finished as the leading receiver for the Indians with three catches for 33 yards.

Philippe Vachon and Marty McIrvin both recorded 46 yards rushing on the ground to pace the Indian's rushing attack, while Tyler Metzler had two catches for 23 yards and Vachon had a catch for 29 yards.

Paul Stephens-Green had 85 yards passing on six completions to round out the offensive highlights.

On defense, Brycen Jacobson was the leading tackler on the night with 10 takedowns, followed by Metzler with eight tackles and a sack, Mata with six tackles, Logan Snider and Gary Gomes with five tackles and Jayce Scott, McIrvin, Kyle Winn and Anthony Martinez with four tackles each.

Martinez and Dawson Cass also had sacks and Eddie Graham had an interception.

The Indians will be in action again this Thursday afternoon in a home game against Highland. The game will start at 5 p.m.

 

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