Bob Christiansen, left, and John Fletcher, who died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, were best friends who launched the Del Oro football dynasty in the 1980s as co-coaches.
Bob Christiansen, left, and John Fletcher, who died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, were best friends who launched the Del Oro football dynasty in the 1980s as co-coaches. Courtesy of Gold Country Media
Bob Christiansen, left, and John Fletcher, who died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, were best friends who launched the Del Oro football dynasty in the 1980s as co-coaches. Courtesy of Gold Country Media
Joe Davidson

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‘We lost a great man’: Remembering famed Del Oro coach John Fletcher

September 24, 2018 01:20 PM

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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