The 1958 Warriors include #1 Eddie Garcia, #3 Louie Hobbs, #5 Gary Brockman, #7 Jim Kelley, #8 Thurn Thompson, #9 Tom Killingsworth,
#10 Tommy Jennings, #11 Bob Blair, #12 John Walters, #13 Jerry Rymel, #14 Ernie Valdez, #15 Dave Eckert, #16 Alan First, #17 Larry Martin,
#18 Rusty Snider, #20 Ed Wiggins, #23 Clarence Hobbs, #24 Dickie Arnold, and #28 Wesley Kutzner. Not pictured: Melvin "Butch" McIntosh
The Warriors suffered their first losing season in four years as coach Jordan's 1958 gridders compiled a 3-4-1 overall season record; 1-3-1 in DIL play.
Warriors Suffer Losing Season
Final 1-3-1 Mark Earns 4th Place in DIL
Week 1 was on the road against McFarland, and a lackluster Warrior offense (196 total yards) could only produce 7 points, but it was just enough to earn a hard fought 7-6 victory. Tom Killingsworth led the Warriors with 61 yards rushing on 11 carries, scoring the lone warrior TD, and game deciding PAT.
In Week 2, another road game, the Warriors traveled to Ridgecrest where they were completely dominated by the much bigger Burroughs team, 33-0.
In Week 3, the Warriors returned to the mountain to face Strathmore. Spirits were high in the Warrior camp, as 1957 team stars Jerry Rymel amd Thurn Thompson rejoined the team after missing the first two games due to various pre-season injuries.
The Warriors delighted the hometown crowd, on their new playing field, by defeating Strathmore, 39-0. Fullback Jerry Rymel scored the first Warrior touchdown at Coy Burnett Field on a 3 yard run in the 1st quarter. The Warrior scoring parade continued as Louie Hobbs scored on a 66 yd. TD run; Killingsworth hit Gary Brockman on a TD pass; Brockman rushed for a TD; Jim Kelley and Killingsworth also rushed for the other two Warrior TD's. Hobbs led the Warriors with 113 total yards rushing.
Of historical interest, the 1958 Warriors made the short move east from Imhoff Field to Coy Burnett Field. The new Coy Burnett Field was named after the President of the Monolith Cement Company, as a tribute for the role he played in developing the new football field.
The following week, the new field was officially dedicated as part of the homecoming festivities. The opponent was Trona, and an inspired Warrior football team played the Tornadoes to a 19-19 tie. Killingsworth hit Rusty Snider for the first Warrior TD; Brockman scored on a short QB dive play for TD number two; and Rymel scored the third Warrior TD of the afternoon on nice running play. Trona eventually won the DIL championship in 1958.
In Week 5, the Warriors dropped a 19-14 decision to the Desert High Scorpions. Killingsworth and Rymel scored the Warrior TD's on running plays and Jim Kelly booted both PAT's.
In Week 6 against Bishop, Tehachapi scored first on a Brockman to Killingsworth 19 yard TD pass to lead 6-0; the PAT rushing attempt failed. Bishop scored just before the first half ended to take a 7-6 lead, but won the game going away in the second half, 27-6.
In Week 7, the Warriors suffered a heart breaking 18-14 loss to the Lone Pine Golden Eagles. Thurn Thompson scored both Warrior TD's on rushing plays of 1 and 4 yards. Rymel scored on both PAT attempts.
In the league finale, the Warriors unleashed their season long anger on the Mojave Mustangs, winning 50-0. Thurn Thompson led the Warriors by scoring three TD's; Killingsworth scored twice; Snyder and Rymel also tallied one TD each.
Jerry Rymel led the Warriors in scoring with 33 points (5 TD's 3 PAT's); Thompson scored 31 points; and Killingsworth also scored 31 points. The Warriors placed one individual on the all-league 1st team in running back Tom Killingsworth. Fullback Jerry Rymel and end Rusty Snider also made the all-league 2nd team. Killingsworth was also named the team Most Valuable Player.
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|Sep 19||McFarland||07||06||A||Tom Killingsworth: 1 TD Run|
|Sep 26||Burroughs (Ridgecrest)||00||33||A|
|Oct 4||Strathmore||39||00||H||Gary Brockman: 2 TD's|
|Oct 11||Trona *||19||19||H||Gary Brockman: 1 TD run|
|Oct 18||Desert (Edwards AFB) *||14||19||H||Tom Killingsworth: 1 TD run|
|Oct 25||Bishop *||06||27||H||Tom Killingsworth: 1 TD pass rec.|
|Nov 1||Lone Pine *||14||18||H||Thurn Thompson: 2 TD's|
|Nov 8||Mojave *||50||00||A||Thurn Thompson: 3 TD's|
Coy Burnett Field became the new home of the Warriors in 1958.