Click the Buzz Me button to receive email notifications when this writer publishes a new article or a new article in this column is published.
The St. John’s School varsity team started its season off strong with a dominating performance against Concordia Lutheran. Pictured, at center: Harrison Fernelius. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte Curtin)
The St. John’s School varsity team started its season off strong with a dominating performance against Concordia Lutheran. The 41-21 win filled the Mavericks and the student body with pride for such a great start to the season. However, the matchup was not without its lows, for star quarterback, Wesley Gow, suffered a season-altering injury. A serious wound to his knee hampered the hopes and dreams of a win against Kinkaid in Rice Stadium and chasing down the SPC trophy.
Gow is an instrumental part to the Varsity team as he passed for nearly 1700 yards and threw 16 Touchdown passes to a mere 3 interceptions during the 2017 season. In addition he rushed for over 650 yards and 14 touchdowns. Gow will be sorely missed by the students and the Maverick football team.
Luckily, the SJS Mavericks have more than one start player on the field. Genson Hooper-Price is one of the team’s most talented players, playing wide receiver. Hooper-Price is listed inside the ESPN top 300 players of the 2019 high school recruiting class and has 18 offers to play in college. Hooper-Price stands at 6ft 5in, and has made it ordinary to see coaches from Division 1 schools walking through the St. John’s campus.
Although the team will face adversity, the St. John’s community still believes in them.