“Who Are These Guys?”: Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Purples will square off with St. X this week. | Via @kwallacebg

The Bowling Green Purples will square off with St. X this week. | Via @kwallacebg

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.” -Bill Shakespeare

Good evening, Tiger Nation!  There will be plenty of action on tap this week, but we want to prepare you for a monumental clash that will take place this Friday night. We are talking about the showdown between Tiger Football and Bowling Green at 8 p.m. on Friday.  This is a huge game for a number of reasons, but we will get to that later.  For now, get to know the Bowling Green Purples.

Mascot: Purples

School Colors: Purple

Location: 1801 Rockingham Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Notable People Associated with Bowling Green:

Nacarius Fant at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Camp | Photo via 247sports.com

Nacarius Fant at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Camp | Photo via 247sports.com

 

Nacarius Fant was named 2014 Kentucky Mr. Football, when his Bowling Green team won the 5A State Championship last season.  Fant is now a wide receiver for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

 

Hillbilly Jim | Photo via prowrestling.wikia.com

Hillbilly Jim | Photo via prowrestling.wikia.com

 

Former professional wrestler Hillbilly Jim was a member of the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 to 1990.

 

A Paul Kilgus trading card while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. | Photo via krispaulw.com

A Paul Kilgus trading card while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. | Photo via krispaulw.com

 

Paul Kilgus was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and the Baltimore Orioles from 1987 to 1993.

 

Jason Frakes | Photo via courier-journal.com

Jason Frakes | Photo via courier-journal.com

Jason Frakes covers high school athletics in Kentucky for the Courier-Journal!  He does great work and is a household name around the Bluegrass State.

Coach: Kevin Wallace

Top players: Ben Holt (DE), Campbell Gott (QB), Cameron Wallace (WR), Jacob Yates (RB), Trey Boards (DB)

Last year: 14-0. Won KHSAA 5A State Championship, defeating Pulaski County 49-14.  They have won 46 consecutive games, four shy of Trinity’s state record of 50.

Last Game: Defeated Lexington Catholic 40-14 in Week 2

#BeatBowlingGreen

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About Jacob Hayslip

Senior at Saint Xavier High School. Editor-In-Chief of WSTX Sports.

Posted on September 2, 2014, in Tiger Football and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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