Before the season, the goal for the Bolivar Central High School (Bolivar, Tenn.) football team was to host a home playoff game.
Now, following a 5-0 start that has the team ranked for the first time since 1981, it is aiming for more.
“Now, I think our team goal is playing for a state championship,” Bolivar quarterback Woodrow Lowe III said during a recent interview with The Clemson Insider.
Lowe III is a big reason for Bolivar’s success so far. The junior quarterback has thrown for almost 1,000 yards with 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Lowe III’s grandfather is Woodrow Lowe, a former linebacker at Alabama under Bear Bryant from 1972-75 who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Lowe III is coached by his father, Woodrow Lowe Jr., a former graduate assistant offensive tackles coach at Alabama in 2013.
“It feels good, but our coaches have done a good job of keeping us focused on the next game,” Lowe III said of his team’s fast start. “We will reflect on our accomplishments after the season.”
Lowe III has offers from Memphis, Southern Miss and Alcorn State. Indiana, Marshall, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are showing the most interest.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder recently visited Memphis and Ole Miss. He is set for a visit to Alabama this weekend.
Clemson defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks and offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell traveled to Bolivar over the summer to check out Lowe III.
Lowe III plans to visit Clemson after the season. What is he looking forward to seeing?
“I plan on seeing the atmosphere,” Lowe III said.
Moving forward, Lowe III and his team know what they want to accomplish. Individually, the goal for Lowe III is simple.
“My personal goal is to become a better overall player,” he said.
Lowe III is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 15 player in Tennessee in the 2018 class and the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback.
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