Under second year coach Gus Offerman, the 1931 Warriors finished with a final season record of 2-8-1. In 1931, the Sierra League consisted of McFarland, Maricopa, Shafter, Wasco, and Tehachapi.
Warriors Win First Game In School History
Tehachapi 13 Shafter 6
McFarland won the Sierra League in 1931 and would eventually play Dinuba for the valley championship.
On Sep. 26, the Warriors defeated Shafter for their first win in school history, 13-6. Steve Valdez scored the first TD in school history on a 55 yard reverse play (Joe Errea PAT run). Gordon Fraser scored the other TD a few plays later on a 40 yard run play.
The Warriors had another big win on Oct. 26, shutting out Maricopa, 18-0. Valdez scored a TD on a 40 yard interception return; Gordon Fraser set a school record returning an interception 95 yards for a TD; and Byron Robineau blocked a punt in the end zone, recovering the ball for the final TD.
With the big league wins over Shafter and Maricopa, the Warriors played host to McFarland on Friday afternoon, Nov. 13 for their chance to be in first place. For this important game, all of the stores in town agreed to close down from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Unfortunately, Tehachapi lost its first big game, 0-18.
1931 lettermen included Louie Beauford, Harry Beauford, Joe Errea, Bill Dean, Gordon Fraser, quarterback Jesus Garcia, Donald Groffin, Lyle Jacobs, Bob McDaniel, Jose Narez, Byron Robineau, and Steve Valdez.
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LISTING OF SIERRA CHAMPS
OPPONENT THS OPP L GAME HIGHLIGHT Sep 19 Lone Pine 00 12 H Sep 26 Shafter * 13 06 H First win in school history! Oct 3 McFarland * 07 12 A Byron Robineau: 1 TD rushing Oct 9 Antelope Valley (Lancaster) L W H Tehachapi loses; score unknown. Oct 17 Victorville 07 30 A Oct 24 Maricopa * 18 00 H Gordon Fraser: 95 yd. TD int. return Oct 31 Victorville 06 12 H Nov 6 Antelope Valley (Lancaster) 00 00 A Nov 13 McFarland * 00 18 H Nov 21 Shafter * 00 20 A Nov 26 Lone Pine 06 07 A Joe Cummings: 1 TD rushing, 60 yds.
* Denotes League Game