Desmond Taylor profile
"My career has meant a lot to me," said Taylor of his time at Picayune. "My tenth grade year our fullback got hurt.
"I had to show up and compete, but I didn't win the job.
"I got to play some, but that made me want to work harder."
"Coach Lee taught me a lot about running the ball and about blocking."
Now in Montgomery, Alabama preparing to do battle with the boys from Alabama, Taylor is having a ball.
"This is such a good experience," said Taylor. "I am having a lot of fun. I am becoming friends with Kailo Moore and Deon Mix.
"Joey (Reynolds) and Jacob (Feeley) are all from Picayune, so we've hung out some.
"I am rooming with Darrell Robinson and we're becoming good friends too."
The junior college route seems to be the path Taylor will take once he graduates from PHS.
"I am hearing from East Mississippi, Gulfcoast, Hinds and Jones," said Taylor. "I am going to wait it out and decide."
Taylor has played tailback and fullback at some points in his playing career.
On the next level, he expects to flip sides of the ball.
"Jones and East Mississippi want me to play defense," said Taylor. "I am not sure about the others, but I am open to pretty much everything."