Mark Gano, a Winters Jr. Warrior athlete, is Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Gano played his first year of the WJW youth football program this season. Gano has played for other football programs, however this season Gano played running back and defensive end for the Jr. Warrior Midgets team for his first time, and he excelled in both positions. “Mark made several touchdown runs and numerous sacks this season. I can’t wait to see him play in the years to come,” said head coach Rudy Baylor.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.