The Del Norte football team spent a little bit of extra time during its bye week focused on leadership and entrepreneurialism. With the help of a grant secured through the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, Warriors head coach Lewis Nova and strength and conditioning coach Ashley Goodman have put together a project to push the players leadership ability and creativity.

Nova and Goodman broke the players up into eight teams, with varsity and junior varsity players on each team. All eight teams came up with a Del Norte Warriors T-shirt design with the goal of producing something that would be marketable in Del Norte County.

The T-shirt designs were completed and approved by Del Norte High School last week, and now the team is looking for community involvement to select the winner.

Anyone is allowed to vote for their favorite design, though the team is asking that everyone only vote once. The poll opened on Monday, and will remain open through 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. We are currently working on sharing the poll online at The poll will appear near the bottom of the Triplicate’s home page under the “Extra” section. The poll can also be found at

Although the voting will only be open for one week, final results will be announced at the end of the season as part of the football team’s annual awards banquet.