Every time I see former Warrior Justin Clifton, exciting memories come flooding back.
Justin played both football and basketball while at Del Norte. In his senior year he was an outstanding tight end for the Warriors. His athletic ability and excellent hands made him a great target for quarterback Flynt Pierce.
Flynt is the younger brother of Buck Pierce, who now plays professionally in Canada, and like his brother was an excellent quarterback.
While Justin was good on the gridiron, he was even better on the basketball court. He was part of the 2002 team that won the Humboldt Del Norte League and then went on to win the Warriors first-ever North Coast Section basketball championship.
Those Warrior fans that traveled to Santa Rosa to watch Del Norte play Piner High School will never forget the exciting comeback the Warriors made under the coaching of Kirk Burrows and Dale Thomas to win the championship.