The first regular interscholastic football game played by the Del Norte Warriors was in 1924, but football was first played at Del Norte in the fall of 1918, where it seemed to gain support by the boys as their favorite sport.
With interest growing, a team was put together in the fall of 1920 to attempt to play some games. They were able to play two makeshift games against the local grammar school. The high school came away as victors in both games.
In 1922, a group of 16 young Warriors raised enough money to buy regular football uniforms and serious Del Norte football began. The first game was against the local team and although the Warriors were heavily outweighed, they won 44-0. Their second game required a trip to Grants Pass, Ore., where they lost 26-12. The Warriors were missing their fullback and captain Ralph Case and the intense heat took its toll on the thin Warrior squad. The last game of the season was against Brookings, where Del Norte won 32-12.