Deaf Quarterback Leading Ironton To State Finals | spectrumnews1

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Ironton returns to the State Final for a second-straight year to battle Kirtland

Sophomore QB Tayden Carpenter is deaf, but doesn’t let that stop him from playing the sport he loves

Carpenter says communicating can be difficult at times, but always works through to get the job done


After losing last year’s state title game against Maitland, Pendleton is making sure his guys stay focused on the task at hand. 

But when observing the Tigers play, you notice there’s something unique about his starting quarterback Tayden Carpenter. 

“He was born deaf,” Pendleton said. “Lot of people would view it as a disability — he doesn’t. He views it as an advantage.” 

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