Baylor Bowen’s second city showdown, but first as a Chesty Lion


Kenna McNally

Senior wide receiver Baylor Bowen jogs off the field during an away football game.

By Andrew Phalen, Co-Online Editor in Chief

After a memorable, state championship season in Argyle, Texas, senior wide receiver Baylor Bowen prepares to face his former teammates in the City Showdown.
Bowen attended Free State High School for his first two years of high school, but made the return to Lawrence for his senior season to don the red and black after his father, Clint, became the head football coach for Lawrence High.
“It’ll be super cool to see faces out there that I already know and to be playing against some friends,” Bowen said. “But, it will also be cool to see what we can do and compete against them.”
Bowen has been the top receiving threat for the Chesty Lions, hauling in 25 catches for 516 yards and five touchdowns. Bowen has averaged 74 receiving yards per contest.
As the team looks forward to Friday, Bowen believes the Lions’ biggest key to victory is in their preparation.
“We are just going to practice hard every day like my dad says, it’s all about practice. You can’t just go into the game without any preparation, every day this week we’ve been practicing really hard.”
As Friday night looms large, Bowen hopes he and other pass-catchers will be ready to exploit aspects of the Firebirds’ secondary.
“Some of their defensive backs are kind of new to football. Hopefully, we can take advantage of that. We’ll see what they have to do to guard some of our threats like Cole [Watson] and I.”