Hoover High football player Byreese Taylor drops into the gymnasium two or three times a week, walks over to the west wall and looks up.
There, photos of 23 of the school’s most famous athletes tower above him on a wall filled with the Hall of Fame Legends. He sees more than just old black and white pictures with names he barely knows.
“They’re my inspiration,” said Taylor, a senior wide receiver-linebacker who helped lead the Cardinals in a 7-7 tie with San Diego High on Friday night before a near-capacity crowd estimated at more than 3,000 that came out to see the school’s 80th homecoming game under portable lights. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune»