Leaving a legacy
Tanner football coach Laron White said the four players are part of a special group of seniors. He said earning a football scholarship, especially a four-year offer, is a difficult task because of the exposure recruits receive nationwide.
“Football scholarships are very, very hard to come by with the Internet and everything else out there. Everybody from Oregon to the tip of Florida had to try and get a scholarship. I’m proud of these guys, and everybody got a full ride,” said White, who lettered at the University of Alabama as a nose guard and an offensive lineman. “There are a lot of memories, and I’m going to miss all of them. I won’t forget this group — those guys are a trip — and all of the senior class.”
The senior class compiled a 49-4 record and included Fletcher, Maclin, Rich, Shoulders, Bubba Smith, Kendrick Jamar, Dexter Douglas and Rashard Gill.