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Newton’s Bowes signs to play ICCC football

Published: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 10:49 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 11:33 a.m. CDT
(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Newton High senior Mason Bowes signs a national letter of intent to play football for Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge next year. On hand for Wednesday’s signing at NHS were his parents, Sean and Nikki Bowes, at left, and Marie Hemmingson, right, along with NHS head football coach Ed Ergenbright, standing right.

Mason Bowes has fit well on the offensive line for Newton High’s Cardinal football team in his four-year career. Bowes found the right fit for his next two years of football.

The 6-foot-3 inch, 285-pound Newton High senior made it official on National Signing Day Wednesday. Bowes signed a letter of intent to play football for Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

“Among the schools I visited, it felt like the right fit,” Bowes said. “We’re going to wait and see where I fit the best for their team, but I played offenisve tackle all four years in high school. That’s where I feel I’ll be most comfortable at.”

Bowes added he is out to play where the Triton coaches believe he can help the team.

Bowes was named to the Iowa Class 3A District 6 All-District team in the fall. He played left tackle on the offensive line.

Newton ended the season in the second round of the 3A playoffs, losing to top-ranked Pella. It was the first time in the playoffs for Newton since 2012. The Cardinals finished 7-4.

Bowes also played in the middle of the defensive line throughout the season. Bowes was on the Cardinal offensive line which allowed Newton to finished fourth in District 6 in rushing — 387 carries for 2,341 yards and 31 touchdowns — fourth in total offense — 3,145 yards — and third in scoring — 298 points.

Bowes recovered two fumbles on defense. He also had 10 solo tackles and six assisted tackles.

Bowes said he plans to major in education at ICCC. 

“Yes, my plan is to transfer after my two years at Iowa Centeral to a four-year school and play football,” he said.

Bowes is the son of Marie and Chuck Hemmingson of West Des Moines and Sean and Nikkie Bowes of Newton.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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