D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
GAVEN BOWSER – SOPHOMORE – UNION
Son of: Kenneth and Jennifer Bowser
Sports Played: Football (Co-op with A-C Valley), basketball, baseball, track
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: His father, Kenneth Bowser, his uncle, Douglas Bowser, and his, brother Nicklas Bowser all played football and his younger brother, Jacob Bowser plays football and basketball.
2017-18 Highlights: He helped the Union junior high team to a strong 8-1 record with the only loss coming, 14-12, to Karns City.
Post-High School Plans: He plans on joining the military.
Q&A With Gaven Bowser
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
GB: My favorite sport to participate in is football, because I love the rush it brings and how much teamwork it takes to win.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
GB: My favorite memory is blocking a punt and having my teammate Drayk Wolbert catch it and try to run it back.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
GB: I play high school sports to stay in shape and make the most of my years in school.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
GB: My father for always pushing me to do my best and my youth coaches for teaching me how to win.
D9Sports: Do you remember the first sport you played and did you like it right away or did it grow on you?
GB: The first sport I have ever played was football and I have loved it ever since I stepped on the field.
D9Sports: Do you have a favorite number for a uniform? If so, what is the story behind that number?
GB: No specific number.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
GB: Probably that I like country music.
D9Sports: If you could eat dinner with anyone famous (living or dead) who would it be and why?
GB: Ryan Shazier because he is my favorite football player and he went to college at Ohio State.
D9Sports: Iphone or Android or Neither and why?
GB: iPhone just because.
D9Sports: What is your go-to Social Media and why?
GB: I don’t use social media that often.
D9Sports: What do you like most about high school and why?
GB: Hanging out with my friends.
D9Sports: What do you like least about high school and why?
GB: Sitting in boring classes.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
GB: I wish you would have asked me about the upcoming season, my answer to this question is that we are working hard to make it to and past the playoffs and we’re going to have fun doing it.