1955 Warriors

The 1955 Warriors include, front row, left to right, Robert Goodell, Pete Galan, Keith Christy, John Walters, Bill Douglas,
Ronald Thompson, Kenneth Carter, Alfonso Muro, and coach John Goodell, back row, Gary Henning, Jim Brittain,
Ruben Narez, Don Kennedy, Dick Anderson, Salvador Terrazas, Stewart Bender, Ed Jacobsen, Bill Escoto, Bill Gassaway,
Tom Smart, Jerome Nathan, Claude Hicks, and Bill White.

Warriors Log 7-1 Record In 1955
2nd Place Finish in Sierra League

The 1955 Warriors finished the season with a fine 7-1 overall season record; 3-1 in Sierra League play. The only loss of the 1955 season was in Strathmore. This loss proved to be costly as the Warriors lost the league title and a chance to advance to the valley playoffs.

In Week 1 on the mountain, the Warriors dominated the Lone Pine Golden Eagles, 31-6. Al Muro scored four TD's on runs of 5, 22, 5, and 5 yards. QB Ruben Narez scored the final TD on a 3 yard end around play.

Tehachapi traveled into the desert in Week 2 to battle Victor Valley High School from the Desert League. Sparked by a Narez to Gary Henning TD pass play, the Warriors rolled over the Jackrabbits, 20-6.

Tehachapi made it three wins in a row in Week 3 with a 32-6 thumping of McFarland. Bruising running back Pete Galan scored the first Tehachapi TD on a 57 yard run. Muro scored the second TD on a 20 yard run (Narez PAT); Bob Goodell scored on a 20 yard run play; on a punt return play, Don Kennedy ran a fumble back 20 yards for a TD; and the final tally came from Keith Christy on a 30 yard fumble return (Muro PAT).

The Warriors went on the road in Week 4 and took it on the chin as upstart Strathmore outscored Tehachapi, 25-13. QB Narez scord once for the Warriors.

Tehachapi rallied nicely in Week 5, defeating the Bakersfield junior varsity Roughnecks, 33-18. The Warrior scoring included a 43 yard pass from Muro to Bill White; a 28 yard pass from Narez to Goodell; a one yard TD plunge by Muro; another 10 yard TD run by Muro; and a 50 yard TD sprint by Bill White.

Al Muro continued his torrid running and scoring pace, scoring twice against both Desert and Maricopa, as the Warriors defeating the Scorpions, 26-0, and Maricopa, 26-7.

In the season finale, Tehachapi whipped the East Bakersfield junior varsity Razorblades, 38-19. Muro scored 3 TD's (runs of 3, 2, and 3 yards) and 1 PAT kick to lead the Warriors, while Galan scored 2 TD's. The final Warrior score came on a Narez to Bill Gassaway 39 yard TD pass play.

Al Muro, pictured above, paced the 1955 team scoring 16 TD's and scoring 9 PAT's
for a total of 105 points scored for the season. He was one of the County's scoring leaders.

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Game-by-Game Results

Sep 24Lone Pine 31 06HAl Muro: 4 TD's rushing
Sep 30Victorville 20 06AGary Henning: 1 TD pass reception
Oct 8McFarland * 32 06 HDon Kennedy: 1 TD, 20 yard fumble return
Oct 14Strathmore * 13 25 ARuben Narez: 1 TD rushing
Oct 22Bakersfield High JV's  33 18HAl Muro: 2 TD's rushing
Oct 28Desert (Edwards AFB) 26 00AAl Muro: 2 TD's rushing
Nov 4Maricopa * 26 07A Al Muro: 2 TD's rushing
Nov 12 East High JV's (Bakersfield) *  38 19HAl Muro: 3 TD's rushing

* Denotes Sierra League Game