BY PETE MOHR | AUGUST 4, 2010
One thing is certain – Will Bowers has a sense of humor about himself. The photo, “Will-on-a-log” being the pose he selected. I want these seniors to have fun with their profiles, hopefully to find their way into a family scrapbook.
Will, who lives with parents Brian and Susan Bowers in Rio Verde, first “laughed” in a Phoenix nursery, Oct. 18, 1993. Older brother Zach (CSHS ’09) played at corner and receiver for the Falcons. Older sister Bailey (CSHS ’10) was a varsity cheerleader for four years and set the Girls pole vault record in 2009 (broken last spring by Maya Erler).
Zach is trying to “walk on” this fall at University of Redlands, Calif.
Bailey has enrolled at PVCC.
Will first played organized football (at corner) as a Freshman Falcon; lined up at the same position his sophomore season; and again as a junior, where he lettered. What does it mean to be a Football Falcon? “Having fun, working hard and persevering.” I would say that Will’s football priorities are pretty much in order.
And then there’s “senior leadership.” “Hey,” Will quips, “we seniors are multiplying! More guys are showing up; some, just coming back. Because there’re are more of us, I think we’ll do good.” Will is obviously a “strength-in-numbers” guy. He confidently asserts that the Falcons “are going 14-0 and be State Champions!”
Will, the optimist, on his personal goals: “100 tackles and two INTS. I’m switching to outside linebacker this year, so I’ll have a lot better chance.” You gotta love this guy!
Scholastically, he rates himself “a little above average,” identifying his favorite subject as “lunch!” In springtime, he runs both hurdles events and throws the discus for Head Coach Geoff Johnson.
Does he want to play football at the next level? “If I can – and I’m still in one piece.”
Colorado University at Boulder is his college first choice, with an eye toward aerospace engineering. Personally, I think he has a bright future in stand-up comedy. I want him to take that observation as the compliment it’s intended to be.
All right, Will Bowers: If you’re going to get those 100 tackles and 2 INTs, you can’t be (i) “lying down on the job “ or (ii) “sleeping on a log!”