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The 1983 Warriors finished with a final season record of 6 wins and 4 losses; 2-2 in Desert-Inyo League play.
Warriors Finish 6-4 in 1983
2nd Place Finish in DIL
The 1983 Warriors opened the season in grand fashion by crushing Rosamond, 28-6. Tod Lantz and Hugo Galindo led the Warriors in rushing with 156 and 80 yards, respectfully.
Lantz scored twice; Galindo scored; and Roland Chacon scored a TD.
In Week 2, the Warriors improved to 2-0 with a 22-0 shutout over Boron. Galindo rushed for 133 yards and scored 1 TD; Brad Roberts scored 2 TD's; and Rick Rote kicked a field goal.
In Week 3, the Warriors lost to South Sequoia League (SSL) member Wasco, 32-14. Lantz and Galindo each scored 1 TD apiece on short dive plays.
The Warriors suffered back-to-back losses in Week 4 as SSL member Shafter also whipped the Warriors, 19-6. On a rain soaked field, the Warriors scored in the 4th quarter on a TD scamper by QB Jason Leiva.
One of the highlights of the season took place in Week 5 when the Warriors upset the heavily favored Garces Rams in Bakersfield, 35-27.
Galindo had the game of his career by rushing for 165 yards and scoring four TD's.
Week 6 was the league opener against Paraclete of Lancaster. The Warriors lost a defensive battle by one field goal, 3-0. In Week 7, the Warriors would pick up another non-league win over Mojave, 14-3. Lantz scored 1 TD and rushed for 151 yards while Stoebnere added the other TD on a 1 yard plunge.
In the final three weeks of the season, the Warriors would drop a close contest to Desert, 20-15; thrash Kern Valley, 33-8; and upset eventual league champion Bishop on the mountain, 12-7.
Against Bishop, QB Leiva hit Ray Tomasko on a 21 yard TD pass play and Lantz scored on an 8 yard run play. Leiva was 5 for 8 passing and threw for 100 yards.
The Warriors would finish at 2-2 in league play, in a three-way tie for 2nd place behind league champ Bishop. Desert got the nod to advance in the playoffs and the Warriors were out of the post-season for the first time in four years.
For the season, Lantz was the leading ground gainer with 656 rushing yards in 119 carries, 5 TD's. QB Leiva completed 11 of 47 passes for 232 passing yards.
Galindo led the team in scoring with six (6) TD's. Rote successfully booted 15 PAT's and 2 field goals.
The Braves, under head coach Harry Jasper, won another DIL championship with a perfect 4-0 record; 9-1 overall season record.
Running back John Handy (with ball) goes for a big gain against the Mojave Mustangs.
The Warriors defeated the Mustangs, 14-3, in Tehachapi.
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|Sep 09||Rosamond||28||06||A||Tod Lantz: 2 TD's, 156 yds. rushing|
|Sep 16||Boron||22||00||H||Hugo Galindo: 1 TD, 133 yds. rushing|
|Sep 23||Wasco||14||32||A||Tod Lantz: 1 TD rushing|
|Sep 30||Shafter||06||19||H||Jason Leiva: 1 TD rushing|
|Oct 07||Garces (Bakersfield)||35||27||A||Hugo Galindo: 4 TD's, 165 yds. rushing|
|Oct 14||Paraclete (Lancaster)*||00||03||A|
|Oct 21||Mojave||14||03||H||Tod Lantz: 1 TD, 151 yds. rushing|
|Oct 28||Desert (Edwards AFB)*||15||20||H||Tod Lantz: 1 TD rushing|
|Nov 04||Kern Valley (Lake Isabella)*||33||08||H||Jason Leiva: 2 TD passes (6-7-0-90)|
|Nov 10||Bishop*||12||07||A||Tod Lantz: 1 TD rushing|
Warrior defenders Kelly Thomas and Ray Tomasko team up to bring down an opponent.