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    Injury-riddled Hawks will try to slow down Drillers

    BY ZACH EWING The Bakersfield Californian
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 10:28 PM

    Kevin Sneed has been a football coach for a long time, and he's never seen a rash of injuries like this. Before the season started, Sneed's Centennial team lost linebacker and wide receiver Malcolm Johnson. Then Johnson's half-brother, running back Brandon Robinson, broke his collarbone in the opening game. Robinson returned five weeks later, only to re-injure the collarbone.

    Backup running back Hunter Giuletti has dealt with injuries, as has another back, Cedric Crawford. "I've never had a situation where we've lost so many guys," said Sneed, who started his coaching career at West High in 1984. "This is very unusual to have this many problems, especially at one position. It's been tough. But hey, kids show up and play hard. And if...

  2. Oct. 24 BVarsity Live Recap

    Liberty senior Braylin Scott, an emerging star in football and basketball, joined the BVarsity Live set in the Dignity Health Studio on Thursday a day after he was featured in the pages of The Californian. Scott discussed his breakout...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 8 previews and predictions

    Last week featured a slate of many games that looked as if they'd be lopsided, and that held to be true in many cases. Even in the games that weren't — like Bakersfield's fourth-quarter escape against Frontier — the favored team ended up...

  4. High school notebook: Centennial RB Robinson out for season

    Centennial football coach Kevin Sneed said junior running back Brandon Robinson is officially out for the season with his collarbone injury. Robinson, who ran for 1,216 yards as a sophomore, didn't even play a full game for the Golden Hawks...

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    Patriot playmaker: Liberty basketball star Scott also quite a catch in football

    Braylin Scott burst onto the scene last season as a standout on the Liberty boys basketball team. The lean and athletic 6-foot-4, 185-pounder helped lead Liberty to a share of the Southwest Yosemite League title with quick ball-handling...

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    Central Section football rankings, Week 8 (expanded)

    After a wild Friday night in which No. 1 Edison was knocked off at home, 15-14 by Sanger, and No. 2 Bakersfield needed a fourth-quarter rally to survive Frontier's upset bid, it was easy to expect upheaval in the BVarsity Central Section...

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    Despite loss, Edison still holds top spot

    After a wild Friday night in which No. 1 Fresno-Edison was knocked off at home, 15-14 by Sanger, and No. 2 Bakersfield needed a fourth-quarter rally to survive Frontier's upset bid, it was easy to expect upheaval in the BVarsity Central...

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    Top-ranked Fresno-Edison loses, so who's the new No. 1?

    It is likely there will be a shake-up at the top of the BVarsity Central Section rankings this week -- or maybe there won't. With Sanger's 15-14 win over No. 1 Fresno-Edison, it leaves Division I without an undefeated team eight weeks...

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    Week 7 Kern County prep football box scores

    Tehachapi 34, East 6 Tehachapi7 14 13 0--34East 0 0 0 6--6 First quarter T--Rhodes 8 run (Katona kick) Second quarter T--Rhodes 1 run (Katona kick) T--Rhodes 13 run (Katona kick) Third quarter T--Rhodes 9 run (Katona kick)...

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    Week 7 HS football roundup

    Tehachapi 34, East 6 At Tehachapi * The Warriors (5-2, 2-0 SYL) steamrolled to 338 yards rushing and scored on their first five possessions. * Chris Rhodes paced the Tehachapi ground attack with 194 yards and all five touchdowns on 22...

  11. Centennial rolls past Garces, 41-6

    After scoring just seven points through the first three quarters, Centennial's offense got rolling late in its Southwest Yosemite League game against Garces. The Golden Hawks scored 27 points during a six-minute span of the fourth quarter...


    Falcons cruise past Golden Valley, 47-7

    When it took Independence only 52 seconds to score its first touchdown against Golden Valley on Friday night, it turned out to be a sign of things to come for the Falcons. Junior quarterback Jordan Wiley threw two touchdown passes to Ty...

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    Week 7 HS football scorelist

    Kern County Friday's scores (2) Bakersfield 19, (24) Frontier 7 (3) Ridgeview 54, West 12 (4) Liberty 49, (18) Stockdale 21 (20) Centennial 41, Garces 6 Wasco 10, (23) Chavez 7 Independence 47, Golden Valley 7 Tehachapi 34, East 6...

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