“Freak” is a term that is used a lot in the sports world, but sometimes, it is the first phrase that fills the skull when a flashy athletic feat takes place.
What about the value of a full set of head turns and gasps?
SI All-American continues to salute these dominant high school football players in a weekly article, aptly titled ‘Freak of the Week,’ which is headed for a remarkable performance on Friday night. This week’s nominees came from everywhere, with several impressive performances under consideration for the honor.
For the second week in a row, the two-way performers took home the honor.
Colton bower, a senior quarterback from Poulsbo (Washington) North Kitsap, dazzled the field Friday night in a 56-21 victory over Bremerton (Washington) High School. He finished the night with 359 yards through the air, connecting on six touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 99 yards on 11 carries. On defense, he added an interception just in case.
“As a player, he’s the kind of generational kid you have once in a career,” North Kitsap coach Jeff Weible said. Illustrated Sports. “He’s a phenomenal athlete who plays football, baseball, basketball. On the football field he has just been a beast. He was a statewide linebacker in his freshman year, a statewide defensive running back in his sophomore year, and He’ll probably be the team’s first … quarterback and defensive back in his senior year.
“Off the field, he’s an even better kid. Humble, calm, kind of an example. He’s been captain for three years for us.”
A talented athlete with accolades in every sport, with a state championship basketball ring to his name, in addition to ranking as one of the best baseball catchers in the region while committing to play in Washington state, he has played throughout the football field. Bower has started as a tight end, linebacker, defensive back and, of course, a quarterback on the varsity team. The even kicked a game-winning field goal as a sophomore.
“Just to watch him run the offense, if something’s not open, he scrambles,” Weible said. “He has great speed, great elusiveness. You are amazed to see him do things. He is a very special child.”
North Kitsap has played six games in 2021 and is dominant, unbeaten, averaging 52.3 points per game and giving up less than 12 behind Bower. As a quarterback, he is completing 70% of his passes and has thrown 27 touchdowns against a single interception. Seven more touchdowns have reached the ground as a running back and on defense he has intercepted three passes.
Bower’s overall athleticism and soccer IQ make his coach think he could “absolutely play safe at the Division I level.” Weible said he told University of Washington head coach Jimmy Lake that the senior reminded him of former Husky star and current Los Angeles Ram defender Taylor Rapp, who was just named Defensive Player of the Week. in the NFC after catching two interceptions Sunday against the New York Giants. .
“It’s his nose for soccer,” Weible says of Bower’s security screening. “He has 26 interceptions in his career, and that counts just five games last year because of COVID. We think he’s getting close to a state record. He can read quarterbacks’ eyes and studies film.
“We all have lunch together every day and he is always the first to see a movie during lunch, so he is well prepared for when Friday night comes around.”
Bower, who weighs 6 ‘and 195 pounds, has spent most of his off-seasons concentrating on his first love, baseball. His coach thinks that if any of that were aimed at soccer, he would have FBS scholarship offers on the table. Programs like Washington and the Air Force have shown interest to date, and while the senior would like more soccer opportunities, the current plan is to play baseball for Washington state, where he made a verbal commitment in 2020.
Monster archive of the week 2021
Week 0 – Pike Road (Alabama) Quarterback Iverson Hooks
Week 1 – Port St. Lucie (Florida) Running Back Eden James
Week 2 – Gautier (Miss.) Quarterback Kaden Irving
Week 3 – Millville (NJ) LeQuint Allen Corridor
Week 4 – Santa Rosa Beach (Florida) South Walton Tight End Pearce Spurlin III
Week 5 – Savannah, Georgia Benedictine Military Field Marshal Holden Geriner
Week 6 – Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei Quarterback Elijah Brown
Week 7 – St. Petersburg (Florida) Lakewood Defensive Back Terrell Crosby
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.