In the early 1980s longtime legendary coach Tex Gatlin had the fun and pleasure of picking what was called the Dream Team of the 1950s.
If you could have put all of these players together on one team they would have been very hard to beat. One of those picked for that mythical unit was
1960 Del Norte graduate Kenny Mattz.
The 1959 team in Kenny’s senior year was the first-ever Del Norte football team to win the Humboldt-Del Norte League Championship. It is fun to write about Kenny because he was not only an outstanding three-sport Warrior, but he is also the son of my all-time favorite sport Warriors, Ray Mattz.