2020 36 Blitz: Great Crossing Warhawks

The Warhawks look to use their newfound experience in 2020


GEORGETOWN, Ky (WTVQ) – It is the second year of football for great crossing out in Georgetown and Ricky bowling is their third head coach, but that doesn’t mean he’s new.

“I’ve been here since day one and been able to build these relationships with these kids,” said Great Crossing Head Football Coach Ricky Bowling. “We’ve got great kids. They’re bought in. You know we’ve got a good philosophy.”

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Veteran Warhawks players are also happy they don’t have to start back at square one with a coach who is new to the program.

“I think it helps a lot with the bond. How he already knows all of us and we know him,” said junior running back Peyton Harris. “We trust him and he trusts us. It’s just a really good thing to have him as our head coach.”

Bowling takes over a young team who only managed one win last season, but that win with an extremely young roster was huge.

“Man, that win was very special,” said Coach Bowling. “I know I’ll never forget that win. A huge milestone for our program to get the first one under our belts. We’re hoping and working our tails off that that’s the first of many to come.”

“Oh, it was huge. Everybody was pumped,” said Harris. “We had a good feeling going into that game. We had a good game plan. Coaches executed very well. We did that whole week in practice and it was a real exciting time.”

Georgetown is known for football. Largely because of Scott county and Georgetown College. Now the Warhawks look to make their mark.

“It’s huge. Crosstown they’ve known for football for forever,” says Harris. “Now we got a new thing going here and trying to have both have a name for this county.

“On social media it shows how much they care and we have tow ork harder to show them that we care too,” says lineman Trey Combs.

“These kids know in Scott County and in Georgetown winning is expected,” says Coach Bowling. “Our biggest thing even looking at last season, we knew we were a new school, new program, but our kids didn’t show any fear.”

As the Warhawks look to build their own tradition here in Georgetown, don’t let their youth fool you. They have some studs. One of them is Kalib Perry. He’s top-10 ranked recruit for the class of ’22 in the state of Kentucky and he’s already pulling in D-I offers.

“Kalib Perry…he’s an athlete and he’s remarkable. He’s an even more remarkable young man,” said Coach Bowling. “He’s a role model, he’s a leader by example and our kids feed off of that as well so that helps. You know he’s not the only one. We have several other players on our team. Tre Combs, center up front. He also plays D-line for us. A junior as well and he really anchors our O-line and D-line.”

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com