The Male Athlete of the Month is David Gideon. David is a senior safety on the Taylorville Tornado football team. So far, David has logged 21 solo tackles and 36 total tackles. He also, has 1 fumble recovery and 4 interceptions, 1 returned for a touchdown. Coach Odam praises David and states that he runs the defensive secondary while on the field. He also states that David's leadership has helped the Tornadoes achieve the success they have had this year.
The Miller Media Group and The First National Bank in Taylorville salute these athletes for their hard work and dedication. Watch every month as we select a male and female athlete from the towns in Central Illinois.