Tenaha’s High School Administration Building. February 7, 2018 –
Tenaha senior wideout, and defensive back, Trai Gardner has signed a letter of intention to play for the Cardinals at Trinity Valley Community College next season. Gardner was a four-year starter and he was the top scorer, with 3 touchdowns, at the Class 2A State Championship game played at the Dallas Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium last December.
Coaches, faculty, family, media, and Trai’s teammates were present for the signing on National College Signing Day. Trai is a 6’ 0”, 188 lbs. wideout who can make a difference on the field.
Trai will start with basic academics during his freshman year of college. He would like to figure out his major at a later date. His coach has plans to use him this year at the slot-receiver position on offense.
Trai said, “I will miss Tenaha, the people, team, and coaches. There’s nothing like Tenaha.”
Trai received All-State accolades this season as a wideout. He was a 4-year starter during high school.
His Uncle Chavis McCallister played at Trinity Valley College before transferring to Tarleton State in 1999-2000.
A lot of hard work goes into being successful at the college level and Trai has always been willing to chip in at chores like being the high school’s water boy while he was in junior high school.
Gardner is currently leading the Tiger’s basketball team who is tied with Shelbyville High aboard the District 22 2A leaderboard with two games left in the season.
Gardner had 56 receptions for the Tigers for 1204 yards and 18 touchdowns. He rushed 16 times for 255 yards and 4 scores.