Bothell (Wash.) 2015 quarterback Ross Bowers had his growing up moment in the first game of his junior year.
Bowers helped Bothell score two touchdowns in a 40-second span, in the final 2:30 of the game, to lead the Cougars to a win over Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic.
“I got wise words from my coaches and fed off my players energy. I wasn’t doing the stuff I know I was able to do and getting hesitant of the rush, they were coming real hard and playing real fast. I had to make an adjustment to that. In the second half we made the decision we were going to come out guns blazing and we came out on top,” said Bowers.
Bowers dropped in a 39-yard pass on first down right after Bothell got the ball back, to put them on top.
“Actually we were hoping to hit a short 15-yard pass for a first down, but they contained me in the pocket, and my second read made a heck of a route, and I threw it,” said Bowers. “My linemen held the block, and we scored. It was a great play just for us to move forward as a team. I watched it rotate about six times and was like ‘please just catch this, please be a good ball’. God was looking out for me, and it was just awesome.
Bowers did a bunch of camps with Barton Football Academy this spring and also was at the NLA Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas, but with still two years until Signing Day, he’s taking his time in the recruiting process.
“I’m not in a real rush right now,” said Bowers.
Bowers is interested in a slew of Western schools, and has some connections to Washington, his mother being the gymnastics coach. His father, who now coaches at Bothell, is a former college football coach, serving as an assistant for Urban Meyer at Bowling Green.