Bridgeport Junior Jake Bowen Listed by MetroNews as High School Football Player of Year Candidate

By Jeff Toquinto on December 01, 2017 via

Bridgeport’s Jake Bowen is being listed as one of the contenders for MetroNews’ High School football player of the year. The statewide media network listed their candidates Thursday evening on their Web site.
MetroNews broke down the selections by class. However, there will be only one player of the year chosen.
Bowen, just a junior, finished the year with some eye-popping numbers. He finished the year with 1,923 yards on 22 carries for an average of 8.7 yards per carry.  For good measure, Bowen added 22 touchdowns.
The strong play by Bowen helped the Indians make it to the Class AA semifinals for the seventh straight year. Unfortunately, the Tribe’s run to the title game at Wheeling Island ended last Friday with a 37-14 setback to Bluefield.
It is likely Bowen would have easily eclipsed the 2,000 yard mark this year had he played the duration of most of the Indians’ contests in what turned out to be an 11-2 campaign. Bowen, like most of the Indians starters didn’t play in the fourth quarter of at least six regular season games and one playoff game as well.
Bowen also emerged defensively at the linebacker position. By season’s end, he was among the Indians’ leading tacklers.
MetroNews will make the announcement for its choice for state player of the year this coming Wednesday.
Click HERE to see the MetroNews videos for each classification. 

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