BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The valley title game rematch tonight of Wasco vs. Bakersfield Christian High School is highlighted by the contrasting offensive styles of two Kern County heavy hitters. BCHS head coach Jerald Pierucci weighed in on how to stop the power run game of Wasco's Isaiah Sharp while allowing the mercuraial passing game of BCHS' Brandon Jones to flourish.
"The thing with Isaiah is you have to keep him from getting outside and in space," coach Pierucci told 23ABC before practice this week, "you have to keep him bottled up."
Wasco's lone-loss this season is to top-25 BHS and coach Pierucci isn't ignoring that fact.
"Of course everybody says they want to stop him," coach Pierucci explained, "but it's tough to get done, he's a heck of a running back. We talk about building a wall and that's what we have to do on Friday night to have success against him."
The South Sequoia League showdown of Wasco at BCHS is 23ABC's Firday Night Live game of the week. Join Casey Keirnan at 11:17pm for highlights, analysis and post-game interviews after the most exciting game in Kern County!