Cancer Couldn’t Stop Rockdale Quarterback Gunner Miller
The Rockdale Tigers took home the 2017 Class 3A Divison 1 state championship trophy this week, and one play stood out among the best of the game.
Gunner Miller, son of Rockdale Head Coach Jeff Miller, was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. Gunner had been a track and football athlete, but his high school sports career came to a stop after his diagnosis. The cancer cost him part of his shin, and he had a long, hard battle to fight off the field - a battle to survive.
Gunner triumphed, and he was at the championship game as an assistant coach to his dad.
As the Tigers prepared to celebrate their 45-21 victory over the Brock Eagles, Gunner was put in the game to accept the final snap.
Needless to say, it was a highly emotional moment for everyone.
Congrats to the Tigers, and an even bigger congrats to Gunner and his family.