Del Norte High School – Football Team Accomplishments
1. DNHS Football Program is projected to double in size in two years: form 73 to a projected 140 this fall (pre-pandemic).
2. This growth is occurring while football participation is declining: down 15% in CIF last year, and two schools (Westview and Fallbrook) on our schedule dropped Freshman football due to a lack of players.
3. Off season workouts underway: 9 squads of 11 players are competing against each other to perform and master their workouts during the pandemic. The squads have regular player-conducted calls on Zoom
4. A dozen players are going on to play college football next fall.
5. Eight played in college last year.
6. Coach Cole: Six years as Head Coach at Del Norte/Six years in CIF Playoffs.
7. Preparing to stream games in case stadium attendance is limited.
8. Postgame writeups of each game – chronicling the season.
9. TD Club has increased by 50% in size - more positions with dedicated responsibilities.
58% of varsity made the Union-Tribune’s All-Academic Team (18 out of 31)
That list includes 15 of our of 24 seniors – an amazing 63% at one of the San Diego County’s most challenging and highly ranked academic high schools.
1. Players went to administrators and thanked them for support in 2019.
2. Players went to sponsors’ places of business and thanked them for their support in 2019.
3. Players volunteering to deliver Thank You Packages to local workers during the Pandemic.
1. More than tripled the # of sponsors - to 13.
2. Secured a sponsor to provide new uniforms for the fall season.
3. An enhanced Social Media presence is fueling our growth both on and off the field.
4. New website with multifaceted capabilities.
5. Instagram - 3 integrated campaigns with weekly postings:
a. Trivia Wednesdays – Focusing on facts, stats and the history of Del Norte football. Participants provide their contact information (data mining) and winner receive gift cards a donor purchased from local businesses to show community support during the pandemic.
b. Throwback Thursdays & Flashback Fridays – Featuring a cool poster of seniors who played last year along with a one minute testimonial about DNHS football complete with video of top plays by the featured player. Our focus will switch to next fall’s players beginning this summer.