1948-49 Warriors

League Record: 7-2 (11-6 Overall)

The 1948-49 Warrior starting five include, front row, left to right, Tony Elizondo, Paul Parks,
and Bob Locke, standing are Billy Melton and Richard Vasquez.

Warriors Finish 2nd In Sierra League --- Streak Ends
Elizondo Selected To All-Sierra League 1st Team

After winning the Sierra League three straight years, the streak finally ended as Tehachapi finished in 2nd place
losing a dramatic championship playoff game on the last night of the season to McFarland.

McFarland also snapped a Warrior 25 game winning streak in league play dating back to 1946 when the Cougars
knocked the Warriors out of first place on February 18, 1949 in McFarland.

In league play, the Warriors finished in a tie for first place with McFarland with a 7-1 record. The two teams split their two games
during the regular season, forcing the tense one game playoff at a neutral site in Shafter on March 2, 1949.
McFarland prevailed 32-19 completely shutting down the Warrior offense.

Overall, the Warriors were 11-6 for the season earning key non-league wins over Antelope Valley, East Bakersfield, and Lone Pine.
Tehachapi also had some very tough non-league competition losing to Wasco and the Bakersfield High Drillers.

Guard Tony Elizondo, the leading scorer for the 1949 Warriors, was the only Warrior selected to the All-Sierra League five
member 1st team. Forwards Locke and Parks, along with guard Vasquez, earned All-Sierra League 2nd team honors.

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Game-by-Game Results

Dec 17Bakersfield High Varsity Reserves 24 36ATony Elizondo: 7 pts
Dec 18East Bakersfield Varsity Reserves 26 28HTony Elizondo: 11 pts
Jan 7Shafter * 25 20ATony Elizondo:
Jan 8Garces * 28 20HBob Locke: 11 pts
Jan 14Maricopa * 37 22HTony Elizondo: 12 pts
Jan 15East Bakersfield Varsity Reserves 30 25ATony Elizondo: 16 pts
Jan 18Antelope Valley (Lancaster) 43 40ATony Elizondo: 15 pts
Jan 21McFarland * 34 31ABob Locke: 8 pts
Jan 29Wasco 22 40H
Feb 4Shafter * 34 17HTony Elizondo: 12 pts
Feb 5Maricopa * 40 19APaul Parks: 17 pts
Feb 11Garces * 48 17HBob Locke: 14 pts
Feb 12Lone Pine 38 37A
Feb 15Antelope Valley (Lancaster) 25 23HPaul Parks: 9 pts
Feb 18McFarland * 28 31HTony Elizondo: 11 pts
Feb 25Bakersfield High Drillers 26 49HPaul Parks & Bob Locke: 8 pts
Mar 2McFarland ## 19 32NTony Elizondo: 4 pts

* Denotes League Game     ## League Playoff Game