Kingfisher’s Tanner Thompson – Character Counts Presented by K&S Tire

With football season returning the Kingfisher Character Counts spotlight is shining on senior left tackle Tanner Thompson. The Yellowjackets finished last season with a record of 11-3 and made it to the Class 3A state semifinals. After coming up short last fall the goal is clear for this season.

“Can’t wait to get to work and just try to get that gold ball at the end of the season, that’s what we’re all trying to get out of it,” said Thompson.

As a 6-foot-3 245-pound senior Thompson is entering his second season as a starter and will help anchor a big Kingfisher line that expects to have a huge impact this season.

“The most important thing for us this season is the offensive line,” said Thompson, “and opening things up for our running back. With our size we should be able to control things up front and give them big holes.”

With it being his senior season Thompson is excited to play and knows that it’s also time for him to step up as a leader.

“Just want to go out and play hard and do our team grace and hopefully be able to go out and win that gold ball. I’m trying to do well with the freshman and make sure they know what’s what and just allow them to be in good positions. That will allow things to not get screwed up and make things run smoother,” said Thompson.

Outside of football Thompson is involved in the art program at Kingfisher and has a 3.4 GPA. As a junior he took the first year of the IT course at the Vo-tech and plans to make that his career. He wants to attend SWOSU and major in computer engineering.

Kingfisher will open the regular season on September 6 when they host Tuttle.