The 1982 Warriors include back row, l to r, #17 Brad Roberts, #25 Kelly Thomas, #10 Martin Rolin, #89 Todd Trimm, #23 Brian Edwards,
#79 Vance Bowman, #70 Chris Campbell, #67 Larry Christy, #85 Robert Pratt, #83 Matt Dana, #38 Byron Marquez, third row, #52 Ramon Zendejas,
#80 Bobby Lynch, #88 Andy Muro, #28 Todd Lantz, #62 Jeff Lorenz, #84 Casey Villacana, #48 Terry Pratt, #36 David Womack, #63 David Cazares,
#65 Dan Grass, #87 Darrin Shultz, second row, #73 Wayne Petersen, #55 Mike Simpson, #26 Brian Copus, #31 Craig Bishop, #3 Jason Leiva, #22 Rick Smith,
#43 Mike Bray, #82 K.C. Hawn, #90 Hugo Rameriz, #76 Jack Reese, #74 Mike Grimes, #41 Brian Berkley, front row, #42 Ray Tomasko, #61 Pual Martinez,
#66 Kevin Young, #45 Mark Wilson, #44 Marty Holm, #58 Ron Lawson, #50 Ron Caoua, #30 Hugo Galindo, #33 Byron O’Neil,
#34 Richard Vieyra, #35 Mike Escobedo, and #75 Gerald Bryant.
The torch was passed in 1982 from mentor to student, as long time Warrior coach Gary Ogilvie turned the Warrior program over to a young and enthusiastic first year coach named Steve Denman.
First Year Coach Steve Denman
Guides 1982 Warriors To A DIL Championship
The 1982 Warriors responded well to the rookie coach, finishing the regular season with an outstanding 9 and 1 record. The Warriors went 4-1 in non-league play, suffering their only loss to the #1 team in Kern County --- Shafter.
In league play, the Warriors won their 3rd consecutive DIL championship by winning a number of close games, including a 17-14 win over Desert, and a 16-12 triumph over Mojave. A big win over Bishop, 27-14, on the mountain, sealed a perfect 5-0 record in league play.
In the season opener, the Warriors defeated upstart Rosamond, 19-14. Richard Vieyra, who rushed for 94 yards, scored on TD runs of 1 and 17 yards; Larry Christy returned a fumble 59 yards for the third Warrior TD. Rosamond would go on to capture a DIL championship in the small schools division.
In Week 2, Tehachapi rolled over Boron, 35-8. The Warriors collected 317 offensive yards with junior Hugo Galindo rambling for 77 yards. The scoring parade began with an 18 yard TD pass from QB Martin Rolin to Casey Villacana; Danny Grass booted the first of five straight PAT kicks. Galindo scored the next TD on a 2 yard run; Mark wilson then scored on a 20 yard run; Galindo scored again on a 43 yard run; and reserve QB Brad Roberts scored the final TD on a 15 yard run.
The Warrior offensive machine continued in Week 3 with a 40-0 blanking of McFarland. The scoring included a Rolin to Todd Trimm 14 yard TD pass; linebacker Ron Coaua scored on a 46 yard fumble return; Rolin threw another TD pass, this time to Villacana, for 13 yards; Vieyra scored on a 1 yard run; Vieyra scored again on a 37 yard TD run; and Roberts converted the final tally with a 2 yard plunge play.
Tehachapi met their match in Week 4, dropping a 10-0 game to Shafter. Four costly turnovers hurt the Warriors in this game --- despite the 124 yard passing effort (6-15) by QB Rolin.
The final pre-league contest featured a renewed rivalry with Garces. This was the first time since 1954 that the two schools had played each other. The Warriors scored in the 1st quarter on a 2 yard run by Vieyra (Grass PAT kick), and then held on to preserve a 7-3 victory.
In the league opener, Tehachapi blew out Paraclete, 33-3. The Warriors totaled 390 offensive yards, with Rolin completing 5 passes for 124 yards through the air. Vieyra also rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries. Rolin hit Casey Hawn on a 32 yard pass play for the first TD; Galindo scored on a 2 yard run play; Rolin scored on a 12 yard run; and Roberts scored a TD on a 10 yard run.
The Warriors improved to 2-0 in DIL play in Week 7 with a narrow 16-12 win over the Mojave Mustangs. Bryan O'Neil scored on a short run (Grass PAT kick), to take a 7-6 lead. Mojave bounced back to take a 12-7 lead, and then late in the game Vieyra scored on a 20 yard run play (Grass PAT kick). The Warriors added to their lead with a 4th quarter safety.
In Week 8, behind Vieyra's 93 yards rushing, Tehachapi defeated Desert High School, 17-14. It was a satisfying win for the Warriors, considering the stunning loss to the Scorpions in the CIF championship game in 1981. Todd Trimm scored on a 30 yard fumble return; Grass booted a 30 yard field goal; and Galindo scored on a 13 yard run.
The Warriors made it 4-0 in DIL play with a 13-0 shutout over Kern Valley. Galindo scored the first TD on a 2 yard run (Grass PAT kick); and it was Rolin to Hawn for 33 yards for the second score. Rolin was a perfect 5-5 in the game, good for 73 passing yards.
In Week 10, the Warriors claimed an outright DIL title with a 27-14 win over Bishop. The scoring began with a Rolin to Hawn 16 yard pass; again it was a Rolin to Hawn 9 yard TD pass; Vieyra scored on a 3 yard run; and Galindo scored on a 2 yard run. Grass was 3 for 4 on PAT kicks.
In the opening round of the playoffs, the Warriors defeated Montclair Prep, 28-21, on the mountain. QB Martin Rolin connected with Casey Hawn for two TD passes, one for 19 yards and the other for 60 yards. Vieyra also rushed for two touchdowns. The Warriors passed for 136 yards and ran for 128 yards.
In round two, at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, Tehachapi lost a heartbreaker to Whittier Christian, 17-13. Martin had his best passing game of the year (13-21, 172 passing yards), and Vieyra again picked up most of the Warriors 116 yards on the ground, scoring twice.
Quarterback Martin Rolin completed 43 of 91 passes during the regular season for 682 passing yards, and 7 TD passes (9 TD's for the season). Running back Richard Vieyra contributed with 779 rushing yards on offense and 7 TD's, Hugo Galindo chipped in with 352 yards and 6 TD's. Casey Hawn caught 19 passes for 338 passing yards during the regular season. Kicking specialist Danny Grass kicked 24 PAT's and one 30 yard field goal.
Earning all-league first team honors for the Warriors in 1982 were running back Richard Vieyra, kicker Danny Grass, and defensive tackle Todd Trimm.
Warrior all-league running back Richard Vieyra is brought to the ground by Rosamond defenders.
Vieyra led the Warriors in scoring with 11 TD's in 1982.
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|Sep 10||Rosamond||19||14||H||Richard Vieyra: 2 TD's, 94 yds. rushing|
|Sep 17||Boron||35||08||A||Hugo Galindo: 2 TD's, 77 yds. rushing|
|Sep 24||McFarland||40||00||H||Richard Vieyra: 2 TD's Rushing|
|Oct 8||Garces||07||03||H||Richard Vieyra: 1 TD Rushing|
|Oct 15||Paraclete (Lancaster)*||33||03||H||Richard Vieyra: 1 TD, 78 yds. rushing|
|Oct 22||Mojave||16||12||A||Richard Vieyra: 1 TD, 105 yds. rushing|
|Oct 29||Desert (Edwards AFB)*||17||14||A||Todd Trimm: 1 TD|
|Nov 5||Kern Valley (Lake Isabella)*||13||00||A||Casey Hawn: 1 TD Pass Rec.|
|Nov 12||Bishop*||27||14||H||Casey Hawn: 2 TD Pass Rec.|
|Nov 19||Montclair Prep||28||21||H||Richard Vieyra: 2 TD's Rushing|
|Nov 26||Whittier Christian||13||17||A||Richard Vieyra: 1 TD Rushing|