1940 Warriors

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.

Warriors Finish 1-7 in 1940; 0-4 in SSL Play
Castro Named To All-County Team

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.

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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Game-by-Game Results

Sep 27Maricopa 00 07A
Oct 5Victorville 13 00AWayne Warner: 1 TD, 63 yd. int. return
Oct 12Bishop  07 22HBob Hernandez: 1 TD pass reception
Oct 19McFarland * 00 06A
Oct 26Maricopa * 00 12H
Nov 2Shafter * 06 13HWayne Warner: 1 TD run
Nov 9East High Blades (Bakersfield) *   00 43 A
Nov 16Lone Pine  00 18H

* Denotes League Game