Tuesday, Dec 03 2013 06:00 AM

Tomahawks close memorable year TYF program boasts large number of victories

All four levels of Tomahawks had a strong year in 2013, winning 19 out of 34 combined games at the freshmen, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity levels in the Golden Empire Youth Football League.

The Varsity Tomahawks ended their season with a final record of 3-5, boasting a three-game winning streak in the middle of the season with wins over the Southern Ravens (20-7), Mira Monte Pride (12-6) and Farwest Titans (23-12).

The Junior Varsity Tomahawks ended their season with an overall record of 8-2, winning the GEYF Southern Conference and Super Bowl. Wins for the Tomahawks in the regular season included the Southeast Wolverines (28-0), Garces Irish (14-6), Southern Ravens (32-0), Mira Monte Pride (12-0) and Farwest Titans (32-0). Despite losing their final two regular season games, the Tomahawks come back to win three-straight games in the playoffs with victories over the Garces Irish (26-0), Southwest Mustangs (14-6) and the Shafter Gladiators (20-0) to give Tehachapi their sixth GEYF Southern Conference title and third Super Bowl championship.

The Sophomore Tomahawks closed the year with a final record of 4-4, taking wins over the Garces Irish (28-0), Southern Ravens (40-0), Mira Monte Pride (16-0) and Central Roustabouts (13-6).

The Freshmen also had a strong season with an overall 4-4 record, winning a playoff game over the North Renegades 7-6 to close their season. The Freshmen Tomahawks also had victories in the regular season over the Garces Irish (22-0), Southern Ravens (22-7) and Mira Monte Pride (36-8).

The successful year was attributed to the success of the board members, staff, coaches, players, cheerleaders and sponsors who all came together to represent Tehachapi. TYF Board Members this year were Larry Christy, John Kramer, Mike Ricker, Alex Steele and Jack Walters. The TYF Treasurer was Karen Schuster, GEYF Rep was Alex Steele, Cheer Coordinator was Erin Cross, Snack Bar Reps were Heather Lee and Sandy Christy and the announcer was Dave Teel.

Sponsors this season were Benz Sanitation, Lehigh Southwest Cement Co., Howell Painting, California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Terra Gen Operating Company LLC, Bank of the Sierra, AutoZone, Dave's Auto Repair, 'hachapi Tees, Tehachapi Minute Serve Dairy and Save Mart.

Below is a breakdown of the team roster, cheerleaders and coaches for all four levels of the 2013 Tomahawks. For more information on the program and how you can get involved next season, please log on to the Tomahawks page at

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