Athlete of the Week: Tates Creek's Laron Warner

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Tates Creek football is on to the second round of the postseason after a 53-14 win over Bryan Station Friday night. Senior running back Laron Warner led the Commodores' rushing attack with 144 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

"I mean I'm just doing whatever it takes for us to be successful," said Warner. "I just go out there and whatever my team needs me to do, that's what I'm going to do."

This season Tates Creek has needed Warner to be a leader during the games and at practice.

"I consider myself as a leader," said Warner. "I try to get everyone going each and every day. If they need me to make a play I'll go out there and do it. So whatever it takes."

"His energy in practice, his energy in games. He's always that kid, (saying) we're going to be fine," said Tates Creek head coach Antoine Sims. "We go to Franklin County a couple of weeks ago and we're down 9-0 at halftime, and he comes in a says coach we're going to be fine, we're good, and next thing you know he's scoring touchdowns and things. So I'm really proud of him and how much work he's put into it."

Scoring touchdowns is something Warner is happy to do.

"Oh yeah, it always feels good getting into the endzone," agreed Warner. "Yeah I love it. I really love getting into the endzone."

This Friday night, Tates Creek heads into a rematch with Frederick Douglass, a team that handed the Dores one of their two losses on the season. Warner is just 64 yards shy of the one thousand yard rushing mark for the season, and says it would be a good time to reach that milestone.

"I think it would be a good time to get it this week," said Warner. "Yes sir, I'm looking forward to getting it."

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