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Tanner senior eyes Rattler three-peat

Tanner, Ala. (WHNT) – LaRon White is building quite the legacy at Tanner as his Rattlers go for a third consecutive 2A state championship. Coach White may have some company on the school’s Mount Rushmore, though. Senior linebacker Ronald Taylor is the lone player who started every game since the run began in 2012.

“Most people come in 2012, but I actually played my 10th grade year,” Taylor told WHNT News 19’s Chase Horn. “Most people were just sitting on the bench and learning, but I had to play with the older guys.”

“It’s hard enough to get to one, but for a guy to have a chance to win three in a row is pretty special,” Coach White said of his senior.

Two years ago, Taylor was the one looking up to seniors for advice and motivation, but now he’s the veteran who is trying to groom the younger players along.
“Yeah, I feel old.  All these young guys, the 9th and 10th graders are looking up at me.  I feel as old as Coach White sometimes but it’s fun,” said Taylor.
His coach responded to that comment.
“Well yeah he is old, all that silly stuff that the young guys do he is above all that.  That’s one of the reason why he is a leader and that’s a plus on this team.”
Taylor is already a part of one of the greatest football runs in school history and one more year on top would cement the legacy forever.

2 comments

  • Huntsville

    The only time Tanner makes the news is when it deals with sports. What’s going on their way academically? No offense, but congrats to this young gentleman

  • RattlerNation

    That was just childish of you to post. Do your research!
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