Trib HS Insider Q&A: Kittanning's Nick Bowers
Even at 6-foot-3, Kittanning sophomore Nick Bowers is not the Wildcats' tallest pass catcher — that title belongs to 6-6 senior tight end Vince Mead.
But Bowers might grow a couple more inches before he graduates. He'll likely add to his 195-pound frame, too. And with his father Brad, a Kittanning assistant, there to guide him, Bowers could become a revered receiver.
Bowers flashed a bit of his potential on opening night, as he made a diving 35-yard catch along the left sideline that set up Kittanning's third touchdown. He almost had a highlight-reel catch earlier in game, when a ball just barely slipped through the hands of the outstretched sophomore.
A few more thrilling moments, and Bowers might become the big man on campus sooner than anticipated.
Q: How do you like the offense so far?
A: It's way better than last year. I like it. It's faster. A lot better than huddling up and waiting for the play.
Q: What's it like to have your dad as a coach?
A: It's fine. He's pretty much coached me my whole life.
Q: Do you think he's any tougher on you than other players?
A: I'm like a normal player. He's no different around me.
Q: Your dad is a big guy, too. Can you physically test him yet?
A: Nah, he's still a lot stronger than I am.
Q: What's the most entertaining thing your dad does as a coach?
A: The (hand signals) from the sidelines (for plays on offense).
Q: What's your favorite gesture?
Q: Your uncle (Chris Bowers) is involved with the Wick City Boxing Club. Do you do any boxing?
A: No. I just don't want to box. It's not my thing.
Q: What's one thing the average person wouldn't know about you?
A: I like to get outdoors, hunt and fish.
Q: If you could hunt any animal, what would you hunt?
Q: If you had to watch one movie before a football game, what would it be?
A: “Friday Night Lights.”