Written by Matt Wixon
Arlington Bowie sky high after win over Skyline, but coach sees lots of room for improvement
Although Arlington Bowie has momentum from its win over Skyline, the bye week will be a breath of fresh air, coach Kenny Perry said.
It will give his team a chance to work on fundamentals and get some more practice time for Tony James, the sophomore quarterback who made his first start last week.
James’ first start — in place of the injured Keaton Perry, who is out for the season with a torn ACL — was pretty remarkable. James completed 15 of 23 passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and he also rushed 16 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
And that was against a Skyline team that was ranked No. 2 in the state. Pretty impressive.
Perry said the offensive coaches did a good job of keeping things simple on Friday for James in his first start. They’ll be able to add some more wrinkles as James gains experience. As for how the whole team is shaping up, Perry is happy.
Bowie is 2-1, with its only loss to undefeated Mesquite. Bowie lost to the Skeeters in the game that Keaton Perry injured his knee and was replaced by James.
“We came out of nondistrict at 2-1 and not even playing close to as good as we can,” Perry said.