It was in week three that Arlington Bowie sophomore Tony James was thrust into the quarterback role following junior Keaton Perry's ACL injury. James quickly proved capable of filling the shoes, leading the Vols past the nation's then third-ranked Dallas Skyline. Six weeks later, he continues to manifest, steering Bowie over rival Arlington High, 38-7, and into the District 3-5A championship.
In the win, James completed 16 of 23 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown, using the ground 15 times for 105 yards and two 30-plus-yard scores. Bowie will face Arlington Martin next Thursday for the tie-breaking top spot in the district.
James admitted his main goal entering Friday's matchup was to overcome "No. 10" - Arlington linebacker Sammy Douglas, a TCU commit.
Speaking of TCU, the dual-threat is said to be "the next Kolby Listenbee", former Bowie quarterback now receiver for the Frogs. Like Listenbee at James' age, James is small but possesses unbelievable speed and athleticism, and room for growth.
If so, won't be long before his "dream schools since he was a kid" Oklahoma State, TCU and Alabama come pursuing.
He weighs in on all below...