D51 Football Stars meet again at the Texas Bowl

D51 Football Stars meet again at the Texas Bowl
Posted on 01/14/2022
Kole Taylor and Max MarshGrand Junction, CO - It’s not every day that you get to watch your son’s University football team play in a bowl game, but that happened this year for two of District 51’s employees. Director of Curriculum & Learning Design, Jen Marsh, and Director of Career & College Readiness, Cheri Taylor both had sons in a bowl game this year. And it just so happened to be the same bowl game! Max Marsh (Kansas State) and Kole Taylor (LSU) both played in the Texas Bowl this year. But the connection runs even deeper than their mom’s working for D51.
These athletes have been friends since fourth grade when they both played each other in Mesa County Junior Football where Max attended Tope Elementary and Kole attended Pear Park Elementary. The thread of football and friendship continues on when both boys were coached by Kole’s dad, Sean Taylor, while playing for the West Raiders and again playing together but coached by Max’s dad, Shawn Marsh, while playing for Central High School. Both dads are also former educators for District 51.
Max Marsh is a red shirt Freshman at Kansas State. At 6’3” 215lb, he is a former QB and just moved to defense as a safety. Max graduated in 2020 from Eaglecrest HS, in Aurora CO. He graduated a Raptor with the heart of a Central Warrior. Kole Taylor is a Sophomore at LSU. At 6’7” 255lb, he is a tight end for LSU and graduated from Central High School in 2020. Both of these student athletes graduated high school early so they could go on to play football at the University level.
When they are not listening to their moms discuss education, you can find them playing online video games together or making a couple of their own TikTok videos. These lifelong friends text each other daily to keep up on each other’s lives, so it is only fitting that when their Universities ended up at bowl game that they would be doing it together. #WeAreD51
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