When the College Football Playoff started on Friday night, the Bay Area was represented well at the University of Georgia. Napa’s own Brock Bowers, a true freshman, scored the first touchdown of the game for the Bulldogs.
But he made an impact even before that, with this circus catch on Georgia’s first drive.
Here’s his first-quarter touchdown.
Bowers has had a lot to do with Georgia reaching new heights this season. He’s made an enormous impact since his first game, fresh out of Napa High School, a member of the Vine Valley Athletic League. Bowers leads his team in receptions and receiving yards, an amazing feat in the ultra-competitive Southeastern Conference.
It appears he’ll have another game to turn heads, too. Georgia was ahead of Michigan in the semifinals early in the evening. If the Bowers and the Bulldogs finish the job, they’ll face conference foe Alabama for the NCAA National Championship. Check back here at the BASH for an update if that happens.
UPDATE: Bowers had a touchdown in Georgia’s monumental win over Alabama in the CFP National Championship. It wasn’t that close, with the Bulldogs taking a 33-18 victory.
Bowers’ score was a big one, too, creating separation late against the favored Crimson Tide.
It’s not as though legendary Alamaba coach Nick Saban didn’t see the freshman from Napa coming from a mile away, however. And he still couldn’t stop Bowers. It’s mighty early, but this Bay Area product is on a Hall of Fame track.