The 1934 Warriors include, top row, left to right, William Shallies (manager), Edward Fritz, Marvin Mason (21), Robert Doupe (22),
Robert Bronson (13), Pasquel Valdez (11), Jim Farris (18), Fay Adams (20), Pete Errecart (3), and coach John Matthews, middle row, Pete Ramos,
Frank Cowan, George Doyle, Howard Ballagh, George McLarity, Roy Freeman, William Weldon, Alvin Kearns, and Leo Urrea, front row,
Eddie Hornberger (19), Jack McDaniel (7), Benny Ward (6), Frank Narez (10), George Rees (9), Buddie Smith (12), Arthur Ballagh (16), and Bernardo Mendoza (1).
In head coach Matthews only season in Tehachapi, the 1934 Warriors finished with a final season record of 3-8-1.
Warriors 2nd In Desert League
However, in their second year in the Desert League, the Warriors did very well finishing in 2nd place with a 2-2 record.
Playing under the lights, a highlight for the Warriors during the 1934 season was a shocking 6-0 victory over the Taft Lightweights on September 28 on the Oilers' home field. According to the Bakersfield Californian, the game was witnessed by more than 3,000 fans under the lights. This was a boomtown era (because of oil) in the Taft-Maricopa area and spectator sports were very popular! Taft was ready when Tehachapi returned on October 27 for another game, this time the Taft JV's (Bobcats) clobbered Tehachapi, 27-0.
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LISTING OF SIERRA CHAMPS
OPPONENT THS OPP L GAME HIGHLIGHT Sep 19 Wasco 00 13 A Sep 22 Bishop 00 06 H Sep 28 Taft Lightweights 06 00 A Oct 6 Bishop 06 26 A Oct 13 Victorville * 00 20 A Oct 19 Barstow * 06 00 H Oct 26 Antelope Valley (Lancaster) * 06 47 A Oct 31 Taft JV's (Bobcats) 00 27 A Nov 3 Needles * 13 00 H Nov 12 Lone Pine 06 06 A "Armistice Day" Game Nov 17 Lone Pine 00 06 H Nov 24 Bakersfield JV's (Sandabs) 00 26 A Sandabs unbeaten in 5 years!
* Denotes League Game