Rival Bishop no match for Kern Valley

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

Photo by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer; Kern Valley’s Ryan Walker No. 1 breaks free and gains more yardage in Friday’s game against Bishop.

The Broncs jayvee football squad continues to roll through their opponents as they cruised past rival Bishop to begin High Desert League action.
Kern Valley (4-0-1, 1-0 HDL) traveled to Bishop this past Friday and came back with the shutout victory. They pounded the Broncos 32-0.
The Broncs put points on the board in every quarter as they dominated from start to finish and stayed unbeaten on the season.

Kern Valley scored six points in the first, second, and third quarters and finished it with 14 in the fourth. The Broncs racked up 311 total yards in the game. They rushed for 241 and threw for 72. The offense saw four different Kern Valley players find the end zone for touchdowns. Ryan Walker led the charge with a pair of rushing scores. Lucas Harris and Vincent Pearman each ran for one touchdown, while Kaden Preston hooked up with Daniel Stewart for a scoring toss of six yards. Spenser Hensen added two PATs with his foot to create the final score of the contest.
The Broncs defense limited Bishop to 159 total yards for the game. They allowed 39 yards passing and 120 rushing.

Passing: Preston 3-7-72
Receiving: Walker 1-34, Zach Rock 1-32, Stewart 1-6
Rushing: Walker 15-135, Pearman 6-37, Harris 6-29, Rock 2-25, Damon Sage 1-13, Jaden Stansbury 1-1, Preston 1-1
Tackles: Malikaye Moore 7, Stansbury 5, Harris 5, James David 4 (sack, FR), Spenser Hensen 4, Walker 4, Pearman 4, Rock 3, Sage 3, Diego Tapia 3, Scott Overholt 2 (FR), Noah Alexander 2, Stewart 1 (FR), Trenton Robertson 1, Logan Collins 1, Sharon Reyes 1, John Weghorst 1, Blake Kempster 1

Kern Valley’s head coach, Frank Woody, said, “The team dominated the game from the first series on defense to the final play. Ryan Walker had a great day running the ball behind an offensive line the opened up huge holes for him and everyone carrying the ball. The rarely identified line are Noah Alexander, Sharon Reyes, Blake Kemptser, Richard Lambert, and Diego Tapia. This was the type of game you wanted to play against your rival.”
Because of the very hot weather that was experienced in August, Kern Valley was down a game on the schedule. This week, the Broncs are in their bye week and will next take the field on Oct. 19 when they travel to play Arvin in a non-league game.