Bowman Academy

Scouting the 2013 Bowman Academy Eagles Football Team

2013-08-23T00:00:00Z 2013-10-28T19:40:15Z Scouting the 2013 Bowman Academy Eagles Football Team nwitimes.com
August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Bowman Academy Eagles

Inside the Eagles

Last season: 6-5

Returning starters: 14 (7 offense, 7 defense)

Returning offensive leader

James Taylor, Sr., RB.

Returning defensive leader

Laron Golden, Sr., DB.

Everybody's All-American

Michael Hubbard, Jr., RB/DB/LB. "He's what I call my Marshall Faulk-type player," coach David Nelson said. Hubbard is an athlete who will be a tough backfield threat to stop.

He's got next

Jordan Rea, Jr., OL/DL. Ray didn't play much without a junior varsity to learn on last season, but his strength has improved and he's shown growth from his sophomore. "What we've seen so far, he's shown a lot of potential," Nelson said.

The Times' breakdown

The Eagles have rededicated themselves in the weight room and the progress was already starting to show during preseason wind sprints. The expectations of many two-way players necessitated the lengthy conditioning. "The size difference, we've had kids put on 10, 15, 20 pounds of muscle," first-year coach Nelson said. The fight for a quarterback to replace hard-throwing Antonio Pipkin is on, with DeShawn Franklin and Brandon Boatner embroiled for the job. Boatner was Pipkin's backup and Franklin has the athleticism. Nelson is happy to create an offense that utilizes every athletic talent the Eagles have, running as much as passing. Don't be surprised to see LaRon Golden's offensive numbers improve as he carries the ball more and more. Bowman won just its second sectional game in school history last season, but with graduates from that team now at Division I schools, the bar has been set high. 

-- Hillary Smith

 

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