1947 Warriors

The 1947 Warriors: #1 Tony Elizondo, #2 James Anthony, #3 George Koutroulis, #5 DuPont, #6 Haines, #7 Paul Parks,
#8 Fred Castro, #9 Jesse Peters, #10 Richard Wonacott, #11 Leonard Fletcher, #12 Lewis Damian, #13 Sherman Scott,
#13 Beauford, #14 Jimmy Morentin, #16 Vasquez, #16 Bob Locke, #18 Gilligand, #19 Gassaway, #20 Collier, #21 Ferrell,
#22 Fred Damian, #25 F. Fletcher, #26 Johnson, #29 Delzer, #32 DuPont, #33 Martinez, Coach John Goodell.

Warriors Log Winning 6-3 Record In 1947
James Anthony Named Team MVP

Nearly 30 players strong, and featuring a number of key returnees at skill positions, the 1947 Warriors had great
expectations for an outstanding football season.

The Warriors began the season with three convincing non-league wins over Victorville, 24-7; Lone Pine, 38-13;
and East High of Bakersfield, 38-2.

In the Sierra League opener at Maricopa, the Warriors crushed the Indians, 41-7. Anthony, Koutroulis, and Damian all
scored 2 TD's apiece to lead the Warrior assault.

In Week 5, the Warriors were stunned by McFarland on a muddy and rain soaked field, 18-12. Koutroulis rushed for
one TD and Castro was on the receiving end of the other TD.

In Week 6, the Warriors met undefeated Shafter. The Generals overpowered the Warriors, 20-7, for their 14th straight victory
dating back to the 1946 season. Shafter would go on to win another San Joaquin Valley Championship in the small schools division.

In Week 7, the Warriors lost a heartbreaker at Antelope Valley-Lancaster, 13-12. Anthony scored both of the Warrior TD's.

In Week 8, the Warriors returned to their winning ways by topping Burros of Burroughs High School in Ridgecreat,
37-20. Anthony, Koutroulis, Muro, and Castro all scored touchdowns.

In the season finale, Tehachapi blanked rival Barstow, 20-0. Anthony scored 2 TD's and Koutroulis added the other TD.
The Warriors finished the season with an overall 6-3 record, 1-2 in Sierra League play.

The Warrior offense proved to be the highest scoring team in the 18 year history of the football program,
scoring 229 points, for a 25.4 game average.

For the prolific Warrior offense, running back James Anthony led the Warriors with 13 rushing TD's; Koutroulis
had 8 TD's; Fred Muro 3 TD's; Peters had 3 TD's, and receivers Castro had 3 TD's and Tony Elizondo had 2 TD's.`

Anthony was selected as the Most valuable Player of the 1947 team. Besides rushing for 13 TD's, he also threw 4 TD passes,
and scored 2 PAT's, scoring 80 points for the seasons.

Warrior seniors include, top row, l to r, Jack James, Bill DuPont, Richard Wonacott,
bottom row, l to r, James Anthony, Fred Muro, Fred Castro, and Sherman Scott.

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Game-by-Game Results

Oct 4Victorville 24 07AJames Anthony: 3 TD runs
Oct 11Lone Pine 38 13HGeorge Koutroulis: 2 TD runs
Oct 18East High JV's (Bakersfield) 38 02HTony Elizondo: 2 TD Pass Rec.
Oct 23Maricopa * 41 07AJames Anthony: 2 TD runs
Nov 1McFarland * 12 18AGeorge Koutroulis: 1 TD run
Nov 8Shafter * 07 20A
Nov 14Antelope Valley (Lancaster) 12 13AJames Anthony: 2 TD runs
Nov 21Burroughs (Ridgecrest) 37 20AGeorge Koutroulis: 1 TD run
Nov 27Barstow 20 00HJames Anthony: 2 TD runs

* Denotes League Games

The Warrior were led by senior captains George Koutroulis and Jesse Peters.