Doss' Hawkins enjoying time at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Doss' Hawkins enjoying time at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Doss' Hawkins enjoying time at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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The Kentucky contingent for Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio – (from left) Woodford County’s Drake Jackson, Doss coach Phillip Hawkins, Lafayette’s Landon Young and Paintsville’s Kash Daniel.

 

From the “amazing dinners” to enjoying an NBA game Wednesday night, Doss High School football coach Phillip Hawkins said he’s had a wonderful week in San Antonio as part of the coaching staff for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

“This is the sixth time I’ve coached down here with this company … but this is obviously the pinnacle for me,” he said.

Hawkins is a member of the West staff for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will include some of the top senior football players from around the country. The game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at San Antonio’s Alamodome and will be broadcast live on NBC.

Hawkins, who has been the head coach at Doss for two seasons, is coaching offensive linemen and special teams for the West squad.

“It’s been a lot of fun because these guys are huge,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins has spent time with three Kentuckians who also are members of the West squad — Woodford County offensive lineman Drake Jackson, Lafayette offensive lineman Landon Young and Paintsville linebacker Kash Daniel. All three have committed to the University of Kentucky.

Among the non-football-related activities during the week was a trip to Wednesday’s Utah-San Antonio NBA game.

“For the kids and coaches, they’ve taken a lot of interest in us being entertained while we’re not at practices,” Hawkins said. “The amount of clothes Adidas has supplied for the kids and coaches is incredible. I’m going to have to take another suitcase home with me.”

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and jfrakes@courier-journal.com.

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