ROCKDALE, Texas (KBTX) - Kerry Locklin just wanted his son to have a great senior year.
"I thought he would come here (Rockdale) and play and have fun and enjoy his senior year," said the elder Locklin.
His wish came true. Torry has had a lot to enjoy during his senior year of football. QB-1 for the state-bound Tigers has played a big role in getting his team back to the title game for the first time since 1976.
"Its been crazy. Just family members giving us all the support and all that and just trying to focus, really," Torry said.
However, the younger Locklin isn't the first member of the family to play on the big stage. The quarterback for the that 1976 team? His father Kerry, who now coaches in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts.
"Its been great for the community, its been great for us as a family, it hasn't really soaked in," Kerry said.
Winning is in the family's DNA. Torry's grandfather Billy Ray was also a state champion, leading Rockdale's Aycock High School to a PVIL State Championship before starring in the NFL and CFL.
"It really is exciting. I never thought or dreamed of this coming to fruition. But to see Torry playing here has been a blessing in disguise," Kerry said.
On Thursday, Torry will try to help his Tigers to victory and keep a family tradition in tact.
"Its a blessing for all of us. The players, the coaches, the community...we're just excited to get rolling," Torry said.