Tonkawa’s Peyton Day – Character Counts Presented by Gateway First Bank

By Ryan Stone

The Tonkawa Character Counts honor goes to senior wide receiver and linebacker Peyton Day. Coming off a Class A State Championship in 2018, Day and the Buccaneers expect another big season this fall.

“Last season was really exciting, but the best part is looking forward to the challenge of trying to do it again this season,” said Day.

During a 14-1 season Day was a huge part of Tonkawa’s success on both sides of the ball. He caught around 10 touchdowns and recorded 132 tackles for the Buccaneers.

As a senior Day plans to play an even bigger role this fall. Individually he wants to lead Tonkawa in tackles and expects to be a senior leader for the Bucs.

“I just want to help everyone do the best they can,” said Day, “and just go about showing them the right way to do things.”

Day also expects Tonkawa to have another big season this fall.

“I still think we have a pretty good chance of making another run at it, we return a few guys from last season and we all work hard and know how to play the game,” said Day.

Outside of football Day also wrestles at 132 pounds for the Bucs. In the spring, he runs track and qualified for State as a junior in the one- and two-mile relays. Day is also a standout in the classroom boasting a 3.8 GPA. Character is clearly important to Day.

“To me it’s just having respect for other people,” said Day, “and always doing what you’re supposed to do.”

After graduation Day plans to attend NOC Tonkawa for two years and then go on to study respiratory therapy after that.