Q & A with West Point radio announcer Bud Bowen

Brian Hamilton
Daily Times Leader

The Daily Times Leader recently caught up with West Point High School radio announcer Bud Bowen to get his take on the Green Wave's performance last week against Saltillo.

Q: How do you feel that the Green Wave performed, despite the inclement weather Friday night against Saltillo?

A: “We’ve been blessed with pretty weather so far this year, but we’ve always had a reputation for playing well in the water. We won the state championship game last year in the inclement weather.”

Q: What are your thoughts on West Point jumping out to a quick 28-0 lead in the first quarter?

A: “The Green Wave; they’re on a mission and they’re just not letting anything interfere with their thought process. Their mental attitude is excellent right now. That’s a credit to the coaching staff.”

Q: This was the third shutout of the season. How impressed are you with the defense’s ability to not give up points?

A: “This ball club doesn’t really dwell on statistics as much as making sure that they’ve got harmony among the whole team. They’re very loyal to one another and the starters get a kick out of the reserves playing as much as they do.”

Q: Do you feel that Coach Chambless is more concerned about getting his backups in than preserving the shutout?

A: “Well, he’s building his team for the future, as well as the present. When the coaches feel like the game is out of hand, they start working on next year’s ball club with every opportunity they get.”

Q: There wasn’t a whole lot of celebrating the district championship last Friday. Do you feel that is because the team is focused on the bigger goal, which is 15-0 and a state championship?

A: “This community plays for state championships, whether we win them or lose them; it’s our goal every year to go to state and try to win it. This community relies on this football team.”