When you look at the old red and white Warrior blanket that used to be on display in the Del Norte High School gym, the name Morgan appears two years in a row under basketball. Don Morgan in 1950 and Leon Morgan in 1951.
The Morgan brothers were both excellent basketball players. A few weeks ago I wrote about Leon. This week I get to write about Don. While Don’s name appears on the blanket for basketball, it could in all honesty appear under football, baseball and track as well. Don was a real multi-talented athlete.
He started for the Warrior football team in his sophomore, junior and senior years, playing both offense and defense. I still remember one day in practice where his wonderful smile suffered a critical blow. Two front teeth got knocked out. This was tragic as he was famous for his laugh and smile. Phony teeth replaced the originals so his fame could continue.
Don was a starter on the varsity basketball team for three years and was all-league and the team’s top scorer during his junior and senior years. I used to shoot Don for Fudge Sickles before practice and am still in debt for about 50. I pay my debt by buying Fudge Sickles in his name and eating them myself.