1980 Warriors

The 1980 Warriors include #10 Keith James, #17 Erik Oberg, #23 Benjy Stoebner, #26 Manuel Zendejas, #28 Mike Sheahan, #30 Glynn Schkade,
#33 Casey Hawn, #34 Mark Ricker, #42 Kelly Harrington, #43 Scott Pendley, #44 Ernie Muro, #45 Steve Bailey, #50 Scott Johnson, #52 George Hammond,
#55 Jim Burns, #58 Chris Coon, #61 Mike Stainer, #63 Mark Padgett, #66 Joe Huston, #67 Ron Christy, #68 James Stanton, #70 Tom Hobson, #73 Mark Waddell,
#74 Leroy Peters, #75 Thor Parker, #76 Hal Barker, #78 Allen Collier, #80 Kirk Anderson, #82 Duane Pettitt, #83 Toni Uli, #84 Tony Arnds, and #89 Robert Lewis.

Warriors Triumph over Big Bear, 42-20, in Finals

The 1980 Warriors had one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Warriors won 13 straight games in winning the
Desert-Inyo League championship and the CIF Southern Section championship. It was only the third time in the school's 51 year history
that a Warrior team had gone undefeated for an entire season (the other two years were 1951 and 1956).

The Warriors combined the running of senior Mark Ricker with a stingy defense to dominate nearly all of its opponents.

Ricker capped off his record breaking three-year varsity career by rushing for 1,746 yards on 251 carries.
He also scored 21 TD's to lead the Warrior offense.

Emerging as the finest running back in Warrior history (up until that time), Ricker rushed for 1,035 yards and 12 TD's as a Junior,
and 960 yards and 10 TD's as a Sophomore.

His three-year varsity career totaled 3,750 rushing yards and 43 TD's --- all Warrior records!

Quarterback Keith James did a brilliant job running the offense and chipped in with 33 of 67 passes for 572 yards during the regular season.

The Warriors finished as the #2 ranked team in Kern County behind undefeated West High School of Bakersfield.

Earning All-DIL 1st team honors were running back Mark Ricker, offensive lineman Hal Barker and Mark Padgett, and offensive end Robert Lewis.
Defensively, the talented Lewis also earned all-league 1st team honors as a linebacker,
he was joined by def. end Joe Huston, lineman Leroy Peters, and def. back Tony Arnds.

Warrior sensation running back Mark Ricker #34 gets some blocking help from Kelly Harrington #42.
Ricker led the team, and the league, with nearly 1,800 yards rushing and 21 TD's.

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Game-by-Game Results

Sep 12Rosamond 34 00HMark Ricker: 3 TD's, 78 yds. rushing
Sep 19Boron 28 00A Kelly Harrington: 1 TD, 198 yds. rushing
Sep 26McFarland 49 00 AManuel Zendejas: 3 TD's, 112 yds. rushing
Oct 3Trona  36 06HMark Ricker: 2 TD's, 135 yds. rushing
Oct 17Desert (Edwards AFB) * 28 00A Mark Ricker: 2 TD's, 181 yds. rushing
Oct 24Mojave * 32 06A Mark Ricker: 2 TD's, 209 yds. rushing
Oct 31Bishop * 28 08H Keith James: 3 TD Passes
Nov 7Kern Valley (Lake Isabella) *  27 07A Kelly Harrington: 1 TD, 107 yds. rushing
Nov 14Paraclete (Lancaster) * 03 00H Benjy Stoebner: 30 yd. FG!

* Denotes League Game

CIF Southern Section Inland Conference Playoffs

Nov 21Aquanis 29 06H Mark Ricker: 2 TD's, 75 yds. rushing
Nov 28Cathedral 21 07 AMark Ricker: 2 TD's, 253yds. rushing
Dec 5Trona 21 07A Mark Ricker: 2 TD's, 115 yds. rushing
Dec 12Big Bear 42 20HMark Ricker: 132 yds. rushing