Brownstown senior glad he returned to football for senior season


After playing in both his freshman and sophomore years, Taylor Henderson decided to take a break from football in the fall of 2017.

He missed the game and playing alongside his friends so much that he decided to make a comeback in his senior season.

“Honestly, I really missed it,” Henderson said. “I missed the whole atmosphere of it. I missed the people around me. They are like brothers to me.”

The Brownstown Central lineman hadn’t played organized football until joining the program his freshman year.

“I had friends asking me to come out and give it a try,” Henderson said. “I tried it and really liked it. It’s the lights and all the noise around you. I like the big hits that come with it.”

While he plays on both sides of the line, he typically works as a guard when he’s on the field.

Over the years, Henderson has worked on the more technical parts of being a lineman.

“I’ve worked on my footwork and handwork,” he said. “Those things are important to have success.”

While Henderson has missed significant time this season due to injuries, he has tried to help fill his role as a senior.

“I’ve tried to become more of a leader this year,” Henderson said.

He said there’s something special about playing football at a place like Brownstown.

“It’s a smaller town, really,” Henderson said. “People love football here. They like coming out and watching.”

He has enjoyed his time at BCHS.

“It’s a nice school,” Henderson said. “The teachers know you well because there are smaller classes.”

After high school, Henderson aims to get involved in law enforcement.

“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer,” he said. “Watching them work, I look up to what they do. I want to get started working on it right after high school.”

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Name: Taylor Henderson

High school: Brownstown Central

Parents: Heather Bishop and William Henderson

Siblings: Caydin Bishop and Quintyn Bishop

Plans after high school: Go to school to become a police officer

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite TV show: "Narcos"

Favorite musician: Ice Cube

Favorite movie: James Bond series

Favorite team: Minnesota Vikings

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The Brownstown Central High School varsity football coaches have announced awards for Friday’s 55-13 sectional win against Corydon Central.

Earning honors are Derek Thompson, Offensive Back MVP; Brian Murphy, Offensive Line MVP; Jalen Tiemeyer, Defensive Line/Inside Linebacker MVP; Sam Huber, Defensive Back/Dime MVP; Ethan Sevakis, Special Teams MVP; Hunter Nolan, Scout Team MVP; Sevakis, black jersey winner.


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