1935 Warriors

Front row, left to right, George La Fleur, Miller Garrison, James Lacey, second row, Joe Sola, Frank Capello, Aurelio Ursua,
Coach Ty Sidener, Edward Fritz, Bernardo Mendoza, John Papemberg, third row, Buddie Hamilton (Asst. Manager), Pete Ramos,
Ignacio Sanchez, Usko Eisenman, Jerome Regan, Clarence Seamount, Chelsey Johnson, Theodore Franks, fourth row, Pete Errecart,
Roy Freeman, George McLarity, Carney Cleveland, Alvin Kearns, Harley Mason, Eddie Hornberger, Paul Forester (Manager),
back row, William Weldon, Pasqual Valdez, Bob Freeman, Frank Cowan, Robert Grind, Milton Freeman, and Howell Batey.

Warriors Join Sierra League --- Again

In 1935, the Indians had a new coach and a new league. Ty Sidener took over as the new head coach, and Tehachapi returned to the South Sierra League after a two year stay (1933 & 1934) in the Desert League.

The Warriors again featured a solid 22 man roster, but finished the 1935 season with a dismal 2-8-1 season record; 0-4 in league play. Tehachapi was very competitive throughout the 1935 season, never losing by more than 13 points, and never allowing more than 20 points in any single game.

The Warriors opened the season on September 22 against the Alumni team. As written in the 1935 Tamahawk Yearbook, "A team composed of (THS) graduates and men about town managed to overcome the Warriors in the annual Apple Bowl Game held 'midst the beautiful orchards and snow capped peaks of Tehachapi.

After the opening whistle, the fray thrashed on with neither side gaining an advantage until Topper Narez of the Alumni intercepted a pass deep in high school teritory and romped over for the lone score of the game.

Each member of the Warrior squad was given a chance to prove his prowess on the field of battle."

The Warriors would lose their next four games without scoring a touchdown, dropping contests to Barstow, Maricopa, Wasco, and Shafter. Against McFarland, the Warriors got on the scoreboard via a William "Wee Willie" Weldon touchdown run, but the Warriors lost, 21-7.

The Warriors played inspired football against the Taft Bobcats (junior varsity team). The Bobcats had defeated the Wasco, McFarland, and Maricopa varsity teams leading up to this game. Tehachapi led at halftime 7-0 as Roy Freeman connected with Pete Errecart in the end zone for a TD. Weldon scored the PAT on a dive play. Taft tied the score in the 2nd half and and the final score was 7-7.

Tehachapi earned their first win of the season in Week 9 by defeating Lone Pine, 7-6. The lone Warrior TD was a Roy Freeman-to-Miller Garrison TD pass play. The all important PAT was scored by Weldon.

The Warriors won their second game in a row in Week 10 be stomping the Taft Blues (varsity reserves) 19-6. The first TD was a trick play as Weldon faked a punt, and then threw a TD pass play to Bob Freeman (who was hiding near the sidelines). Weldon would go on to score two more rushing touchdowns for the Warriors, one for 80 yards and the other for 5 yards.

In the season finale, the Warriors made the long trip to San Bernadino to play the Cardinals' varsity reserve team. Weldon again scored a touchdown for the Warriors, but it wasn't enough, as San Bernadino defeated the Warriors, 15-6.

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Game-by-Game Results

Sep 22Alumni 00 06H
Sep 28Barstow 00 13A
Oct 4Maricopa *  02 07A
Oct 11Wasco *  00 13H
Oct 19Shafter *  00 06H
Oct 25McFarland *  07 20AWilliam Weldon: 1 TD rushing
Nov 2Taft JV's (Bobcats) 07 07APete Errecart: 1 TD pass reception
Nov 6Alumni 00 06H
Nov 11Lone Pine 07 06HMiller Garrison: 1 TD pass reception
Nov 16Taft Varsity Reserves (Blues) 19 06AWilliam Weldon: 2 TD's rushing
Nov 23San Bernadino Varsity Reserves 06 15AWilliam Weldon: 1 TD rushing

* Denotes League Game

Front row, left to right, Pete Errecart, Frank Cowan, Edward Fritz, George McLarity, Alvin Kearns, Harley Mason, and Bob Freeman,
back row, left to right, Theodore Franks (halfback), Miller Garrison (quarterback), William Weldon (fullback), and Pasqual Valdez (halfback).