Athlete Profile: Kaleb Lowney

Shawano back off to strong start to senior year

The Shawano Community High School football team is off to a 2-1 start this season, which helped the team get recognized among some of the state’s best. Senior running back Kaleb Lowney has been a big part of the team’s offensive success, both as a runner and pass-catcher.

In the team’s season-opening 27-0 win over Seymour on Sept. 25, Lowney rushed for over 100 yards and finished with over 150 total yards.

Shawano picked up a 44-27 win over New London on Oct. 2, with Lowney again rushing for over 100 yards and also scoring two rushing touchdowns. After the win, the Hawks moved up to No. 7 in Division 3 of the coaches poll with their 2-0 start.

Despite Friday’s 44-18 loss to Xavier — who was ranked No. 2 in Division 4 — Lowney still had a big impact on the game. Lowney rushed for a touchdown and also caught a 77-yard touchdown pass.

Q: When did your interest in football begin?

A: It began ever since I could remember. Being a Lowney, football is in your blood.

Q: What is your favorite part about the football season?

A: I’d say just having the opportunity to play this year since so many other kids do not have that opportunity right now.

Q: What has the game of football taught you over the years?

A: This sport is like no other. Teaches you to be physical, patient, disciplined, trusting and so many others. Also teaches you to be mentally prepared in all those aspects.

Q: As a senior, how do you try and lead the team, yet also enjoy your final season?

A: Just think of it as any other year; we got a job, and we gotta get the job done. But being a senior gives me little more responsibility to that job being complete.

Q: A couple games into the season, what does the team need to keep doing well, and what could use improvement?

A: Well, this is the best start Shawano has had in six years. We have a winning mentality. We just gotta keep our minds right and focus on playing the game to the fullest we know we can.

Q: What’s your favorite memory of competing on the Shawano football team?

A: Favorite memory happened this year, shutting out rival Seymour. I believe that was first time in the program we did that, so that was very cool to be part of.

Q: Your team is starting to gain some attention around the state after a strong start. What does that mean to you, especially since you’re a senior this season?

A: As a team we are very happy that we are gaining some recognition, but as a senior, we gotta keep this momentum going into further weeks to keep that same recognition.

Q: Favorite TV show, movie and musical artist?

A: TV show — “Friends.” Movie — War genre movies. Musical artist — Queen.

Q: Name one thing about yourself that not many people know.

A: I would stick my neck out for anybody. And I am always here for somebody to talk to.

Q: What’s the greatest piece of advice you have ever been told?

A: Keep working hard and eventually it will come. But a quote I work by is: “The hardest walk is walking alone, but it’s the walk that makes you the strongest.”

Q: What are some things you hope to accomplish after graduating high school?

A: Well my plan is to go into law enforcement (K-9), so I hope to accomplish on getting into a good department and hopefully change people’s lives for the good.


Athlete: Kaleb Lowney

Sport: Football

Position: Running back

School: Shawano Community High School

Year: Senior