High school football player of the week: Ladarius Taylor

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 5, 2012 

The yardage total allowed by Chattahoochee County looked like a misprint. Or maybe a joke.

Minus-75 yards of total offense. Minus-100 yards on the ground.

It was the first shutout in the varsity program's seven-year history, a 50-0 rout of Stewart County, and linebacker Ladarius Taylor was in the middle of it all.

He contributed to the tune of four tackles, four assists, a sack, a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and, the icing on the cake, a fumble returned for a touchdown.

For his efforts, he has been selected as the Ledger-Enquirer's Football Player of the Week.

The Ledger-Enquirer caught up with Taylor at practice on Tuesday to discuss his performance, the team's performance and his hopes of a trip to the state playoffs.

Talk about that defense the other night. That was pretty impressive.

Basically, we were trying to stop the run. Everybody was putting in their best effort into stopping it. Defense was just fired up and ready for the game, I guess. We've been practicing all summer, so it's paid off.

Were you as amazed by the yardage total as I was?

I was shocked. I didn't know that we had them at negative yards. When Coach told me about it, I was like -- we had a good defense, defense in practice, just everything.

View the full interview below.

David Mitchell, 706-571-8571. Follow David on Twitter @leprepsports

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