Something I always enjoy is reflecting on friends and teammates that I had all the way through high school.
One whose memories I will always cherish is 1951 graduate Bob James. Bob and I played varsity football together for three years and varsity baseball for four years.
Bob had to wait until his sophomore year to play football because as a freshman he was only 14 years old and state rules say you must be 15 to play varsity football. Del Norte did not have a JV team back then, but as soon as Bob hit the field he became a starter on defense, a position he filled for three years.
Bob made the varsity baseball team as their starting center fielder as a freshman and held that position for 4 years.