Big 7-0-0 Lowery Reaches Milestone For Career Wins
By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
Buddy Lowery never gloats about victories. He doesn’t like attention centered on him. He can definitely do without a microphone and speech.
Like it or not, all the attention was directly on Lowery last week when Davie’s wrestling team hosted Reynolds and Reagan. Lowery was the focus because he notched his 700th career win.
After the War Eagles brushed aside the first two opponents in the Central Piedmont Conference race, folks were asked to move from the gym to the lobby. A cake decorated with big numbers 7-0-0 was awaiting Lowery.
“It’s a very special evening as coach Lowery gets a monumental win,” Davie athletic director Mike Absher said to the crowd. “We actually started talking about this last summer. We knew it would happen at some point in time, and we’re excited it happened tonight. I know he’s excited to have it behind him. For those of you who don’t know, coach Lowery has a new cell phone and he told me it’s been ringing nonstop (about the milestone). If you would, join me in congratulating coach Lowery for his 700th career win.”
Then junior Ryan Smith stepped up and handed Lowery a frame with pictures commemorating the moment.
“All the juniors and seniors and junior-senior parents made this,” Smith said as he handed the gift to Lowery.
Lowery, as everyone fully expected, was modest about the accomplishment. Heck, “Modesty” might be his middle name. His speech was short and to the point – vintage Lowery.
“Am I supposed to say something?” he said. “I’m kind of glad that this is over with. Now I don’t have to get but 99 more to get to 800.”
Eric Booie, the father of freshman Tyler Booie, blurted: “My son’s a freshman, and we’re going to be here for that cake, too.”
The War Eagles clobbered Reynolds 75-6 to get Lowery to the 700 mark.
Twelve pins were delivered by Lake Billings, Trevor Albarron, Parker Grant, Smith, Logan Cartner, Gerald Whitaker, Daniel Wilson, Austin Whitaker, Trevon Faulkner, Alex Gobble, Parker Correll and Mick Spillman.
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