Thomas making big impact for unbeaten Knights
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TOWAMENCIN – Wearing number 3 on Friday nights, the 6’2’’ Owen Thomas finds a way to help the football team become number 1. Whether Thomas is sneaking through a pocket finding open space to make the perfect catch or making the perfect tackle to stop the offensive players, he is always in the right place at the right time.
With Thomas’ position as tight end and linebacker, his job changes play by play. Thomas also commented on the his team before the game against Garnet Valley on Friday, November 25th.
“We have to stay very disciplined on defense and not chase the wrong guy,” said Thomas.
Thomas is humble about the way he plays and never forgets to credit his teammates. With Nick Vasger, Julian White, Zach Lavalla, Owen Verespy, Joey Slover, and Marcel Portney by his side on defense, his season has been a success so far.
“I think I’ve played pretty well this year, but all my success starts from our lineman on both sides of the ball, so I give them a lot of credit,” said Thomas.
Thomas’ love for football started at a young age when he played outside with some kids in his neighborhood. His parents then suggested that he play for the Cannoneers, so he did.
“I’ve been playing football since I was about 8, and I’ve loved the game ever since I started. High school football is so fun with the crowd and all the fans who support us. I play for my love of the game pretty much,” said Thomas.
Being a multi-sport athlete, Thomas works hard at both football and baseball. Football does come first in his life, and his parents support that. Thomas is also taking after his older brother, who graduated and played football in high school. He is going to continue to play baseball throughout high school but plans to focus on football for college.
Thomas has Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Boston College, Purdue University, Duke University, and University of Toledo all looking at him. He mentioned that this is both awesome and overwhelming at times.
“It’s really difficult to go see all these schools because of how far some are, but also because of our own season and how I can’t go to these colleges and see a game or the campus. We have games every Friday night, which doesn’t give my family time to travel,” said Thomas.