Super Sophomore Big in Playoff Win

While we love bringing you a good portion of high school news and updates, we also want to feature some of the state's top athletes, while getting a quick look at what's the latest on the college recruiting front. Today, we feature Dayton wide receiver Gamal Fowler. This is a TPI free player feature.

Being down 16-7 to El Campo at halftime may have seemed bad while it was happening last Friday at Spring Branch ISD Tully Stadium, but a hungry Dayton team was not going to drift away that easily. 

With an offensive and defensive effort by the Broncos, a 17-16 win helped them to make the move to the regional final game this weekend, December 4. There were several players who were key in this game, one of which was newcomer Gamal Fowler.

In a game where every play counted, especially in the second half, the 6-foot, 165-pound Fowler had 10 catches for 151 yards. And for him, this may have been the biggest win for him up to this point.

"This win is big. It took us believing in each other and we kept fighting and did our thing," Fowler said. "It took a team effort and we came away with a victory. We just knew we had to keep fighting."

And that they did.

The Broncos fell behind only to end up scoring 16 second –half points to the victory. One key play, which one could say sealed the Dayton win, was on third and-long play and Fowler got the call.

"That was just an unbelievable play. I can't even remember what I was thinking, but knew I had to do what I had to do," Fowler said in regards to the play. "I knew we needed to keep the clock running so that we could finish this game."

Fowler and Dayton team will have a 2008 playoff rematch against a tough Brenham this Saturday.


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