In the latest episode of “Quack Facts from the Duck Room,” Taylor High School Ex-Students Association coordinator Pat Helbert tells the story of a proud new member of the cheering section that was introduced to fans on Oct. 12, 1962.
The new member of the cheer team was a large wooden cutout of the classic fighting Taylor Duck that resembles the autographed Duck that Walt Disney sent to the Taylor football team in 1941. It was mounted on a wooden base and carried around the track at all the football games.
The cheerleaders held a contest to name the new mascot. B.K. Eppinette came up with the winning name of Drallam, which is “mallard” spelled backwards.
To learn more about Drallam, watch episode No. 3 of “Quack Facts from the Duck Room” on the Taylor ISD YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/332ZRDs.