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Two more Del Norte fall athletic teams had their respective seasons come to an end this week, while the Warrior football team learned its postseason fate. The Warrior varsity football team received a No. 2 seed in the opening round of the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs, and will face the No. 7 seed Alhambra Bulldogs of Martinez. Kickoff for the Warriors-Bulldogs matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, November 15 at Mike Whalen Field.
Kaleo Abasolo led a trio of varsity Warriors at the Humboldt-Del Norte League cross country championship meet Saturday, crossing the finish line at the Arcata Marsh in a time of 19 minutes, 48.79 seconds. Tristan Pfeifer completed the course in a time of 21 minutes, 21 seconds, while Seth Lee crossed the finish line in a time of 23 minutes, 23.66 seconds.
Del Norte’s Aaron Martinez finished second overall in the junior varsity race, crossing the finish line in 18 minutes, 26.02 seconds. Andre Aflague rounded out the top 10 in the race with a time of 20 minutes, 21.96 seconds. Kyland Minyard finished 14th in a time of 21 minutes, 24.41 seconds, while Tyler Stanley (21 minutes, 43.34 seconds) and Dan Fiola (21 minutes, 50.36 seconds) placed 17th and 18th respectively. Quinten Phillips placed 21st in a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds.
On the soccer field, the Warrior boys squad fell to the McKinleyville Panthers 1-0 in the opening round of the North Coast Section playoffs at Wednesday afternoon at Del Norte High. Wednesday’s loss marked the final match in a Warrior uniform for Scott Peters, Jesus Chavez, Bryce Howard, Sebastian Gonzalez, Jared Castro, Santiago Montanez, Sam Cowan, Cruz Cerros, Isaiah Labrasca, Eric Ramirez, Ian Curtis and Saul Cante.