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?


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?


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.