Checking in on Kace Kinnamon and Logan Fowler
As the college football season gets underway this Labor Day weekend, a couple of former Coahulla Creek Colts are commencing their collegiate careers.
Quarterback Kace Kinnamon and Kicker Logan Fowler are both settling into their new worlds – Kinnamon with the Reinhardt Eagles (NAIA), and Fowler with the Huntingdon College Hawks (NCAA – D3).
As the teams transition from fall camp into their regular seasons, Kinnamon says his transition from the high school game to the college game hasn’t been very bad thus far, saying “learning the offense in a short amount of time has been the biggest struggle.”
He did, however, add that his time at The Creek helped prepare him for this next step. “Coach Carter helped me make better reads and be a better leader, and Coach E (Elsenrath) made me more physically ahead than 80% of the people here.”
Logan Fowler echoes that with his experience at Huntingdon College. He says “My time at The Creek definitely helped me prepare for the transition to the college level. At Coahulla Creek we focused on perfecting the minor details, and doing everything with high intensity, which has helped me prepare for the next level.”
Fowler added that fall camp has been going well for him, saying that “It’s been amazing getting to experience football at the collegiate level this first month. I’ve already learned and grown a lot.”
As for how they are feeling about their respective teams going into the 2023 season. Kinnamon says Reinhardt has strong expectations. The Eagles are ranked 10th in the nation in the NAIA preseason poll, and 1st in the Appalachian Athletic Conference poll. He says he “could see us winning it all if we play to the best of our ability.”
Huntingdon College has some big hopes for their 2023 season too. The Hawks were also ranked first in their conference’s preseason poll (the USA South), and they are ranked 30th nationally in NCAA-D3. Fowler says he “feels really good about our team going into the season.” Adding that “we’re a very experienced team that has a high chance of winning the conference (championship) again”
As for personal expectations this season, both Kinnamon and Fowler’s roles will be limited as freshman. Kinnamon will be redshirting this season, so he can keep all 4 years of his eligibility. Fowler will be down the depth chart behind 2 seniors, and will help out with the scout team, but says “I am learning as much as I can, so that I am ready when an opportunity arises.”
The Reinhardt Eagles open their season tonight with a home game vs. Faulkner (AL).
The Huntingdon College Hawks begin their season Saturday with a road trip to Rome, GA to take on Berry College.