Kyle and Taylor Trammell are having breakout seasons as they help prepare the Eagles (2-5, 1-1) to face the Mount Pisgah Christian (4-3, 1-2 Region 6A (B)).
Kyle is a senior running back, while younger brother Taylor is a freshman wide receiver.
Kyle seems to have an uncanny ability to run between tackles. This has opened up the running game for the Eagles and has allowed quarterbacks Ian Berryman and Jake Allen to develop a play-action passing game. When Mount Paran does go to the air, Taylor brings his speed and ability to make big catches.
“Kyle has great balance and vision when he runs,” Mount Paran coach Mitch Jordan said. “He also has a great arm. He can do it all, catching, running and passing. Taylor is able to run deep routes. I can see him being a running back in the future.”
After seven games, Kyle is third in the county with 842 yards rushing and four touchdowns. He has also caught nine passes for 111 yards. Taylor, who has seen more game action as the season has gone on, has caught six passes this season for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
One thing Jordan
doesn’t have to worry about is getting the brothers mixed up. Each brings a different outlook to the team
“They have very different personalities,” Jordan said. “Kyle is very serious and has a physical presence as a leader and more mature. He leads by example. Taylor is more laid back. He makes lots of jokes and keeps everyone loose.”
While Taylor has growing to do, Jordan said he believes by the time he is a senior, he will fill the role Kyle is filling now as a team leader.
“He has natural leadership skills and others are drawn to that,” Jordan said. “I expect him to be a leader as he grows. I expect a lot from this freshmen class as a whole.”