After recording only 158 total offensive yards in the season opener, the Warriors' wing-t rushing attack rebounded in a big way, 25-13, over Burroughs-Ridgecrest last Friday night.
Christian Terle and Skylar Valencia each took turns trading blows through the Burros' defense, helping Tehachapi to an impressive 411 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns.
Terle plowed through Burroughs defensive line with a career high 202 yards on the ground, while Valencia provided the knockout punch with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns to give Tehachapi (1-1) the victory.
After the Burros took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter by scoring a touchdown on their first series, Mountain Football answered the touchdown with one of their own.
Chris Llamas caught the Burros' secondary flat-footed by connecting on his first pass of the year with Chris Rhodes on a deep 54-yard completion. Three plays later, Valencia punched in a one-yard goal line run to make the score 7-6. The Warriors took the lead for good on their next series, with Rhodes scoring on a 32-yard end-around on Tehachapi's first play from scrimmage.
Llamas ended with two completions for 66 yards, with his other pass connecting with Steven Cross on a 12-yard completion for a first down.
The Warrior defense took over the game for a majority of the second and third quarters. Leading the way was Sean Casey recording two interceptions and Ethan Averett registering a fumble. The defense also forced five punts and six quarterback sacks.
Valencia capped the Warriors win with a pair of rushing scores in the third and fourth quarter. Victor Rodriguez hit the extra point on the final touchdown.
Up next for the Warriors is their stiffest test to date in an away matchup with Liberty. The Patriots defeated Central last week 43-41, in overtime and is the No. 5 ranked team in the central section according to The Bakersfield Californian. Last season, Liberty defeated Tehachapi, 45-7.
The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night in Bakersfield.
The Braves recorded their second victory of 2013, with a shutout over Burroughs, 21-0.
Gabe Dodge spearheaded the standout defensive performance by the Braves with seven tackles and five sacks, while Colten Eaton had six tackles and three sacks.
Other standouts included Jacob Gonzales with six tackles and a sack, Caleb Huebner with five tackles and an interception and Tanner Herman with three tackles, two fumble recoveries, a sack and a pass deflection.
Andrew Lindsey also had an interception and Daniel Wight had a sack, while Israel Guerrero and Cade Temple had three tackles apiece.
On offense, Keyron Scott had nine carries for 68 yards and the Braves first touchdown score and Chase Podratz connected on the Braves other two touchdowns on two one-yard runs, each coming in the second and third quarter.
Troy Noda and Taydin Macon combined for 65 yards rushing to help pace Tehachapi's ground game.
The Braves will be in action again this Friday afternoon against Liberty. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.
The Indians played in their second home game of the season last week, losing to Burroughs-Ridgecrest, 41-0.
Marty McIrvin and Philippe Vachon both led Tehachapi (0-2) in rushing with 26 yards apiece, while Tyler Metzler had 24 yards on the ground.
Cameron Walsh also had two catches for 18 yards, with both passes coming from Paul Stephens-Green.
On defense, Nikolas Hacklman led the team in tackles with seven, followed by Vachon with six tackles and Eddie Graham, Edil Parra and Walsh each with five tackles. Brycen Jacobson also had an interception and Parra had a fumble recovery.
Graham was a standout on special teams as well, recording 10 punts for an average of 40 yards per punt, with his long 57 yards.
The Indians will play again this Thursday against Liberty. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m.