Vincent - A couple of short years ago, Warren High quarterbacks coach Shawn Taylor sat in the coach’s football office at the school, and predicted his son would break his passing records before all was said and done.
Well, guess what…Kurt Taylor has done just that. After completing 32 of 44 throws for 352 yards and one touchdown in the Warriors’ thrilling 44-41 overtime triumph at Alexander High last Friday night, the junior signal caller has now completed 178 of 269 tosses (66.2 percent) for 2,536 yards and 25 touchdowns on the season. His dad, Shawn, had 2,343 passing yards in 1996.
“Kurt is the type of kid who has grown throughout the season,” said first-year Warren head coach Matt Kimes, whose Warriors (6-3) are scheduled to host John Marshall of W.Va. in their season finale at 7 p.m. Friday. Last year, WHS dropped a 39-0 decision to the Monarchs.
“He’s elevated his game,” Kimes continued, “and he’s a great leader. He’s a competitor, and it’s carried over to the rest of the guys.”