Galt Football in the Lodi Grape Bowl

The sport of football started at Galt High School in 1925. For the next 40 years, the Warriors competed on a physical education field in the back of the school except for a handful played in Lodi’s Grape Bowl. The “bowl” shaped stadium was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1939. The WPA put unemployed men back to work, courtesy of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” Program (1933-1941). Because the Grape Bowl could seat thousands, Galt would use it for special occasions, like homecoming games (pictured). The Galt Warrior Booster Club completed Galt High School’s next stadium in 1965, and this year’s football season will see Warriors playing in a brand new stadium in its place.