As I start this column I would like to correct a mistake in last week’s column about Don Clausen. It was 1958 that Don pitched his last game for the Merchants, not 1951. It was the last game I played with the Merchants as well.
I have said many times the most fun part of writing these columns is writing about former Warriors I have only heard about but never had the privilege of watching compete. A 1980 graduate, Sam Davis, is one of them.
I have been told over and over how much I would have enjoyed observing Sam play, or, even more, how I would have enjoyed coaching him. After having the chance to interview Sam, I know I really would have liked coaching him.
Sam played both football and basketball all four years while a Warrior. When I asked him which sport was his favorite, he must have known he had to say football.