James Helps Bowie to 3-1 Record

TCU commit Tony James has helped Arlington Bowie to a 3-1 record which included Thursday's thrilling 28-27 win over rival Sam Houston.

Last Thursday, what many had thought would be a walk in the park for Arlington Bowie turned out to be a battle until the final seconds in their 28-27 win over Arlington Sam Houston.

The Volunteers came into the game as big favorites but a stout running game from the Texans made it a back and forth affair. In the end, a two-point attempt by the Texans was thwarted by Bowie and helped secure the district win.

Bowie quarterback and TCU commit Tony James said it came down to who had the biggest heart in the end.

“We came together in the end; offense started kind of slow but the defense picked up the slack for us to keep us in the game,” James said. “It was a good team win; we got to see what we were made of and we dug deep and at the end it came down to who had more heart.”

James threw for 87 yards and 1 touchdown and rushed for 53 yards, 53 of which came early in the first quarter to give Bowie a 7-0 lead. But it was his 40-yard pass to Anthony Hawkins in the fourth quarter that gave Bowie the lead for good; 28-21.

“We knew they weren’t going to be ready for the pass so it really just came down to good chemistry and that’s what me and Hawk have,” James said.

The touchdown was set up by an interception from safety and fellow TCU commit Niko Small. Small also intercepted Sam Houston’s hail-Mary pass on the game’s last play to seal the win. James says it’s nothing new for his good friend to make that type of plays.

“Niko is a ball hawk; he’ll come down and hit you but he makes a lot of plays coverage wise,” he said. “It flipped the momentum and gave us the extra drive we needed for our offense to go down and put it in the end zone.”

On the recruiting front, James likes what he sees in his future team as they’ve jumped out to a 3-0 record.

“They’ve come out real strong after their last season and I see a difference in their offense,” he said. “I see that Coach Meacham and Coach Cumbie have it going on with the offense. I really like what they have going on; I’m ready to be a part of it.”


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