Taylor Killian transferred to Lawrence County this summer after playing for a strong Bridgeport team last year. Killian saw action at linebacker and defensive end during fall camp and is now settling in at guard.
Killian played some guard at his previous high school, but he was primarily used on the defensive side of the ball. However Killian has done a good job adjusting to the interior of the offensive line.
“I’m used to guard. The difference is not playing bot ways they whole game,” he said. “My coaches are offensive minded and they want to make sure the offense gets a break. We are lucky enough to have depth on the defensive line, but it’s hard not getting all the reps at defensive end as well,” he said.
While the transition has been difficult, Killian has done his job admirably including one standout play for him on the season. “My most prominent play was in the second game on the second offensive play. I pulled out on a (running play) and blocked two guys at the same time to spring a long touchdown run,” he said.
Plays like that, which have helped Lawrence County get off to a 3-0 start; and do so in dominant fashion. They’ve won their first three games 67-13, 75-14 and 55-3. So why have they been so successful?
“We execute,” said Killian. “Every person on offense does what they are supposed to do. Even if one person messes up, another person is usually there to fix the mistake. We pick each other up after a bad play because we want to see each other succeed,” he continued.
Killian hopes that once his highlight film for his senior year is released, he’ll see added interest from college coaches. “The best part is that I’m playing twice as well as last year,” he said.
Lawrence County had a few big games coming up on their schedule that stick out to Killian. “I try not to look passed the next game, but the games that will most likely put up the most struggle are Sheldon Clark (Sept. 17th), Rowan County (Oct. 15th) and Greenup County (Oct 8th),” he said.