The Gardiner Tigers have won consecutive games to reach .500 for the first time since the 2012 season. The Tigers play at Brewer on Friday night and a victory would put them smack dab in the Pine Tree Conference Class B playoff hunt.

Senior Jake Truman, a tight end and linebacker, has enjoyed a standout season for the Tigers this fall. Truman took some time to answer a few questions this week.

What is your favorite sport?

Lacrosse.

What do you like about football?

The team element. It’s better than any other sport.

Do you have a favorite moment in your high school career?

First varsity game. I was on kickoff sophomore year.

Why did you start playing football?

My dad started me in it. He played all through high school and everything, and I just fell in love with the sport. I liked playing football so I just kept with it.

How old were you when you first started playing football?

I think it was first grade, I started playing flag. So like six or seven.

In life in general, do you have anyone you look up to?

That’s a tough one. Kind of Nelson Mandela, for staying so tough the whole time he was in prison.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Math.

Where are you going to college?

I haven’t committed anywhere yet, but I’m looking at Bridgewater College in Virginia (for lacrosse).

Who is your favorite athlete?

Larry Fitzgerald.

What is your favorite sports team?

Gardiner Tigers.

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