Welcome to Dan Ford Sports history
Hi football fans. My name is Dan Ford. I’m a high school sport historian living in southern Colorado. I graduated from Aztec High School, New Mexico in 1966. By 1977 I was working in Albuquerque and drifted over to the UNM library to look up some scores for a retiring coach of mine. One thing led to another and I have been keeping football records of the Land of Enchantment ever since. I probably have the most comprehensive volume of records on New Mexico high school football anywhere.
I retired after a 42 year banking career that has taken me to several Colorado towns, Albuquerque and even to Alaska during the 1980s. During those travels I have always satisfied my curiosity about the state or communities by researching the sports history of the area.
I have published books that can be purchased through Amazon.com and other internet websites. Both are titled "The History of New Mexico High School Football". Volume I is a 200-page narrative on the history of the sport dating back to 1892 and concluding with the 100th anniversary in 1991. Volume IV is the records section showing all football scores since 1950, the year that the NMAA put schools into classifications based upon size and officially determined the state champions in each class.
Maybe someday I will include a page on Alaska football and basketball from the 1950s until I left in 1988. It is interesting because it was very much a frontier in those earliest years and the history is still very fresh.