Texas Tech commit Madison Akamnonu played well during a 45-34 Arlington Bowie victory against Colleyville Heritage Friday night at Mustang-Panther Stadium in Grapevine, Texas. The Bowie offense totaled 419 yards including 339 rushing.
On one particular play, Akamnonu pushed a defensive lineman downfield almost 10 yards leading to a 52-yard rush from DeAndre Cook. Bowie would eventually score on the drive to take an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
“You just got to get into some type of mentality,” said Akamnonu after the game. “Whenever I really want to get it, I do what I have to do. On that block, I was just in the zone and I got that block and we capitalized on it.”
Not only did Akamnonu provide tremendous run blocking Friday night, but he did not get flagged for any penalties. His teammates, however, drew yellow flags 11 times amounting to a total of 104 yards. Bowie was not the only team creating dirty laundry though. Colleyville Heritage racked up 79 yards on eight penalties.
“That’s a thing I’ve been working on because getting called for penalties like holding and stuff, that’s nothing that my offense needs or any offense, so that’s just a positive and I try to show that to my teammates and stuff,” Akamnonu said.
Arlington Bowie head coach Danny DeArman weighed in on the potential of Akamnonu.
“The ceiling on him is extremely high. He’s very talented, very athletic, but he’s got no body fat on him. He’s going to put weight on and he can move. He’s got really long arms. He’s got the potential to be playing on Sundays one day.”
Arlington Bowie opens up district play against Arlington Sam Houston 7 p.m. Thursday at Wilemon Field in Arlington.
Akamnonu added he’s still a solid Texas Tech commit and he plans on making an official visit to Lubbock for the Oklahoma game on Nov. 15.
Akamnonu Dominant in Arlington Bowie Victory
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