2012 Week One Male Athlete of the Week
August 22, 2012By Douglas Austin of El Dorado Springs High School
Derrick Taylor is a senior this year, he has participated in football all four years. After graduation he plans to attend a John Deere mechanic school. In his free time he enjoys working outside and playing with his new puppy, Jennah.
Q. How long have you been playing football?
A. Since 5th grade
Q. What position do you play?
A. running back on offense/ cornerback on defense
Q. Why did you choose to play football?
A. I love to hit people.
Q. Who is your favorite athlete?
A. Priest Holmes
Q. If you could change anything about football practice what would it be?
A. Make practice shorter
Q. What are your expectations for this years football team?
A. A winning season/ district champs
Q. How do you demonstrate leadership on the team?
A. By working hard and being an example for the younger players
Q. If you could describe your head coach in one word, what would it be?
Q. What is your pre game preparation?
A. Listen to music
Q. As a senior, how do you help the underclassmen prepare?
A. Trying to show them the things I have learned