1962-63 Warriors

League Record: 2-8 (6-11 Overall)

The 1962-63 Warriors include, front row, l to r, Bob Blair, Art Gaeta, Richard Valenzuela, Dan Acedo, Barry Jackson,
top row, l to r, coach Chuck Ferrari, Steve Kromer, John Gibson, Dan Ursua, Kerry Vosburg, Larry Mather, and Mr. Milhollin.

Warriors Suffer Losing Season in 1962-63
Barry Jackson Selected To All-DIL Team

The 1962-63 Warriors had a very rough season finishing 2-8 in DIL play and 6-11 overall. Bishop won the DIL with a 9-1 record while Boron finished in second place at 8-2.

Head coach Chuck Ferrari coached his final team during the 1962-63 campaign ending his six year reign at Tehachapi High School. During his tenure, Ferrari's teams were 36-33 in Desert-Inyo League play and 61-49 overall. While his teams never won a league championship, his best team was the 1959-60 Warriors, finishing in 2nd place behind Bishop with a 10-3 record; 16-7 overall.

The Warrior starters included Bob Blair, Barry Jackson, Larry Mather, Steve Kromer, and Mike Farrell. Dan Ursua also provided some punch off the bench as the sixth man.

In the pre-league season, the Warriors won 2 and lost 3 in tournament play. In the annual Trona Tournament, the Warriors lost to Trona, but defeated Lone Pine to finish in 3rd place. At the annual Kern County Tournament in Bakersfield, the Warriors lost to Garces, overwhelmed McFarland, and then lost to Burroughs in the consolation championship game. No Warriors were selected to the all-tournament teams in Trona or Bakersfield. The Warriors also defeated Maricopa twice in a non-league games, 62-42, and 71-39.

In league play, the Warriors two wins were against Boron and Lone Pine. The win over second place Boron was considered a huge upset.

Jackson was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 217 points in 17 games for a 12.8 points per game average. Jackson had two 25 point games during the season against Burroughs and Maricopa. Jackson was also selected to the All-DIL Honorable Mention team.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 7Trona # 42 45ABarry Jackson: 14 pts
Dec 8Lone Pine # 46 27ALarry Mather: 12 pts
Dec 15Maricopa 62 42ABarry Jackson: 18 pts
Dec 20Garces (Bakersfield) ##  33 50ALarry Mather: 12 pts
Dec 21McFarland ## 47 29ABob Blair: 14 pts
Dec 21Burroughs (Ridgecrest) ##  58 66ABarry Jackson: 25 pts

Desert-Inyo League Play
Jan 4Boron * 57 62ABarry Jackson: 16 pts
Jan 11Mojave * 45 50HLarry Mather: 10 pts
Jan 12Desert (Edwards AFB) *  45 62ALarry Mather: 15 pts
Jan 19Boron * 62 59HBarry Jackson: 20 pts
Jan 25Trona * 28 59ABarry Jackson: 9 pts
Jan 26Lone Pine * 51 45HLarry Mather: 12 pts
Feb 1Bishop * 50 58HLarry Mather: 13 pts
Feb 2Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *  46 52ABarry Jackson: 11 pts
Feb 8Mojave * 57 76ADan Ursua: 13 pts
Feb 9Maricopa 71 39HBarry Jackson: 25 pts
Feb 15Desert (Edwards AFB) * 31 38HBob Blair: 13 pts

# Trona Tournament     ## Kern County Tournament     * League Game

The 1962-63 Warrior Captains Bob Blair (20) and Barry Jackson (14) along with head coach Chuck Ferrari.