West Orange Observer: Sports Spotlight — Jacob Lowe

Jacob Lowe is a force on offense and defense for Windermere Prep’s football team.

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After transferring in from Lake Mary Prep, Jacob Lowe has found a spot playing on both sides of the ball for Windermere Prep — at linebacker and H-back. Lowe, who has fit in well in Head Coach Jacob Doss’ system, has picked up a touchdown on offense while dominating on defense — leading the team in tackles (61 overall). 


When did you get into football?

I started playing (flag) football when I was in Pre-K. I played flag through second grade, and then I started playing tackle — my mom wouldn’t let me play until I was in third grade.


This is your first year at Windermere Prep after transferring from Lake Mary Prep. Describe the transition.

I love it — the coaching staff is great, and the school is great. I’ve been welcomed, I love my teammates and I love playing for them — it’s been great.


What’s been the toughest part about changing schools?

I have a little bit of drive — about 45 minutes every morning until I get to my apartment. The hardest part is getting home and doing my homework. I have to find a way during the day just to get some stuff done so at home I’m not jammed up.


What is your favorite part about playing at linebacker and H-back/tight end?

My favorite part about tight end is you do a lot of things — you block, you catch and in this offense you can run. At linebacker, you do multiple things. At linebacker you can tackle, coverage and there’s just a lot you can do.


What is the hardest part about playing at linebacker and H-back/tight end?

The hardest part — for both — is making open-field plays. It takes a lot of focus, and it also takes some athletic ability. At tight end making open-field blocks can be challenging, but definitely on the other side of the ball at linebacker, (it’s) making open-field tackles.


What are the best words of advice you’ve been given about football?

Getting knocked down and getting back up — facing adversity. Coach Doss has preached getting through adversity, because any team can be good. If you don’t know how to face adversity when you’re losing or you’re getting knocked down — figuratively or literally — how are you going to be good?


Going into this season, was there anything you were looking at working on as far as it relates to your own game?

I was trying to be faster — flying around the field and getting to the ball more. Not necessarily getting faster — but just playing faster with more of a motor.


Is football something you’d like to do collegiately?

I want to play college football. I have a D1 offer right now from Jacksonville State, but I want to get more. I have to get better, faster and stronger and just prove myself more on film. That is something I dream of doing though.



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