Front row, left to right, Mark Porter, B. Beeson, Clyde Vincent, Ralph Mendoza, Art Cortez, Ralph Medina, Lyndon Williams, H. Chambers, George Nothwang,
back row, Coach Joe Kelly, Frank Partin, Bill Woods, Clyde Kirkbride, Jesus Castro, Arthur Madding, Ben Martinez, Frank Hainline, Wayne Warner, and Harold Hicks.
The 1940 Warriors of coach Joe "Barking" Kelly finished with a final season record of 1 win and 7 losses; 0-4 in South Sierra League play. Despite being out manned in terms of weight, as well as members, the Warriors played hard in every game. Tehachapi struggled on offense, scoring just 4 TD's in 8 games. The squad was composed of mostly freshmen and juniors.
Warriors Finish 1-7 in 1940; 0-4 in SSL Play
Castro Named To All-County Team
Of historical significance, Tehachapi defeated Victor Valley High School for the first time in school history, 13-0. Wayne Warner scored the first TD of the season on an electrifying 63 yard interception return. Jesus Castro ran 6 yards for the second TD (Partin PAT kick).
Fullback Jesus Castro and wide receiver Mark Porter led the team by earning 1st team All-Sierra League honors. Halfback Leopold Ramos and center Clyde Kirkbride made the 2nd team team. Castro also received All-County honors on the Honorable Mention team.
Shafter High School won their 3rd consecutive South Sierra League Championship in 1940.
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LISTING OF SIERRA CHAMPS
OPPONENT THS OPP L GAME HIGHLIGHT Sep 27 Maricopa 00 07 A Oct 5 Victorville 13 00 A Wayne Warner: 1 TD, 63 yd. int. return Oct 12 Bishop 07 22 H Bob Hernandez: 1 TD pass reception Oct 19 McFarland * 00 06 A Oct 26 Maricopa * 00 12 H Nov 2 Shafter * 06 13 H Wayne Warner: 1 TD run Nov 9 East High Blades (Bakersfield) * 00 43 A Nov 16 Lone Pine 00 18 H
* Denotes League Game