ALTO — As a junior last season Alto High School quarterback Fred Thacker was voted as the District 11-2A-I Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Yellowjacket followers have marveled at the football fetes that Thacker makes look as easy as as lacing one's shoes for three years now and are, no doubt, eager to see what Thacker can accomplish in his final season of schoolboy football.
And although the Yellowjackets didn't have a particularly good season, at least not according to Alto standards, in 2017 the Mean Sting offense, led by big No. 16 — Thacker — still averaged scoring 33.4 points a game.
Alto has a new head coach this year in Ricky Meeks, and it is safe to say Meeks has had the entire off season to determine the best way to utilize Thacker, who is also a beast at running back, and to make the most of his considerable talents — Thacker, like many student-athletes at the Class 2A level, also plays on the defensive side, at cornerback.
Whatever position Thacker ends up at he should be a handful for opposing defenses to try to contain.