TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Trib HS Insider Q&A: Kittanning's Nick Bowers

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Kittanning sophomore Nick Bowers brings size and athleticism to the Wildcats' lineup. His father, Brad, is a Kittanning assistant.
Top high school sports
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 12:36 a.m.
 

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?

A: Fly.

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?

A: Moose.

Q: If you had to watch one movie before a football game, what would it be?

A: “Friday Night Lights.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Authorities release name of Greensburg man who jumped off overpass onto Route 30
  2. Operating loss widens at Highmark parent
  3. VA, police looking into suicide by veteran outside O’Hara facility
  4. Penguins a love affair for Evancho sisters
  5. Ferrante won’t get new trial or conviction overturned
  6. Jury deliberating in dispute over origin of Heinz ‘Dip & Squeeze’ ketchup package
  7. Starkey: Penguins’ season impressive so far
  8. Controversial McKeesport building destroyed by fire
  9. Pirates again approach Polanco about contract extension
  10. Firefighter hurt in 3-alarm fire at Jefferson Hills restaurant
  11. Construction to affect Parkway West Thursday, Friday