The Del Norte Knights football team are thinking of themselves as a “Band of Brothers” as they begin the new season. Not only are they facing new District 2-5A foes, they are also dealing with the tragic loss of senior linebacker Jacob Gutierrez in a July 11th traffic accident. At the request of Jacob’s mother, the team will honor him in the classroom. So they are not dedicating the season to Jacob, but rather to each other – hence the “Knights with Attitude”.
Read the Albuquerque Journal article “Tightknit Knights figure to contend in new 2-5A” by Ken Sickenger. KOAT also ran the story Del Norte football team honors fallen teammate.