• John Macon Gillespie

Catching Up With Trae Owen

Trae Owen has had an eventful career with the Vardaman Rams. Owen has seen his team go from a winless season to a legitimate playoff contender over the past few years. His presence in the Rams’ locker room has become an important part of his team’s success and will continue to be throughout his senior season.

Vardaman lost their season opener to South Pontotoc, and I had the chance to sit down and ask Trae a few questions recently as he tries to lead his team to their first win of the season over their county rival, the Bruce Trojans.

SES: So, Trae, last week didn’t go as you guys had hoped. What all have the Rams been focusing on in practice this week to try to have a better result this Friday night?

Owen: Conditioning has been a big part of this week and cleaning up some mistakes. [We’re] just getting ready for Bruce and taking it one game at a time.

SES: Speaking of Bruce, last season was the first time Vardaman beat Bruce since 2010. How big was that win for your team?

Owen: It was a very big win because everyone thought we were going to lose the game, but we just stuck to the plan and got the job done.

SES: So what’s it take to do it again?

Owen: We’ve got to stick to the plan and not turn the ball over and be in better condition. I think we cleaned that up this week, and I think that we are going to go out there and get that done.

SES: Okay so let’s shift away from specific football questions. If you could listen to one song right now, what would it be and why?

Owen: I would probably pick “It’s a Vibe” by 2 Chainz because it gives me a chill feeling like nothing can really go wrong.

SES: Awesome. So what is your favorite part about playing football in Vardaman?

Owen: It would probably be all of the support that the fans show and bring to the games.

SES: What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you? It can be something you enjoy or anything.

Owen: Probably the fact that I’m ambidextrous or the fact that I don’t like scary movies.

So Vardaman’s quarterback can throw with both his right and left hands? I guess that gives a level of comfort to his coaches. Regardless of which hand he throws with, Trae Owen is looking to lead the Rams back to the postseason before he graduates in 2018, and he has just the weapons around him to make it happen.

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