Danny Scott waited a long time to wear a Bret Harte High School football uniform. After transferring from Sonora High School in the fall of 2017, Scott wasn’t allowed to play in any games. He was also forced to miss the first two games of the 2018 season, but when he was finally able to hit the field, Scott made up for lost time. The senior played on the offensive and defensive lines and was one of Bret Harte’s captains. He ended the year on the Mother Lode League’s second-team.
After football, Scott made his way to the baseball field. Scott hit .250 with an on-base percentage of .408. He collected 15 hits, drove in 16 runs, scored 11 times, had six doubles, drew 14 walks and had a fielding percentage of .918.
On the mound, Scott posted a 3.79 era. He struck out 53 batters in 48 innings and allowed only 26 earned runs.
“Danny was a very good player for us,” Bret Harte head football coach Casey Kester said. “He was very tough, and very, very coachable. He’s all that I would want in a player. But his real value was in his leadership. He helped the younger players with their technique; he helped the older players with discipline; and he helped the coaches by being an effective sounding board. He was an all-around great player of great character.”