Getting to Know

Published 12:57 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Bowling Green School’s Kengie Gordon

Bowling Green School’s Kengie Gordon is a senior.

Gordon plays football this season. Previously, he played baseball and basketball through last year, but will play just football this season.

In football, Gordon is a running back, wide receiver, outside linebacker, strong safety, kick returner and punt returner. He was a first-team all-district player at linebacker his sophomore season and second-team all-district strong safety last year.

In baseball, Gordon played right field and center field.

In basketball, he played both guard positions.

“He’s a great kid,” Bowling Green School football coach Riley Boudreaux said. “Great for the program. He’s as good on the field as he is off the field. Just a real genuine kid. He does everything right. He leads by example.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?

Just being out there with the team. It’s a family bond. It’s probably something you’ll never experience again if you don’t go on to play college.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?

The younger kids always look up to you, so when you walk around in the hallways, they’ll call your name or high-five you.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?

Coach Riley just because he gave me the chance to go to that school. Everyday, my sophomore and junior year, he came and picked me up from my house, which is like a 45-minute drive. Basically, he’s like a second dad.

(Gordon drives now).

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?

Odell Beckham because of the catches he can make and the way he moves on the field and off the field, he’s just a leader.

Favorite team?

New Orleans Saints.

Best thing about Washington Parish?

The school because once I’m done with school and football practice, I go straight home. I don’t do much. There’s really not much time to hang around because I have school work and a 45-minute drive back to my house. The school is a great school.