When he’s not playing football, Powers said he loves hunting and fishing. He’s grown up on a ranch outside of McAlester and has always enjoyed the outdoors.
“My room’s full of animals,” Powers said. “I have a fully-mounted bobcat over my bed, an 11-point (whitetail buck) beside it, and then I have a turkey, a mounted turkey in my bathroom.”
Once he graduates, Powers said he plans to attend go to college, most likely at the University of Oklahoma or Tulsa University. He’s already taking Macroeconomics and Composition I at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester, and once in college he said he’d like to study energy management and safety so he can work in the oil industry.
“That’s what my dad does, my family does, my uncle and all of them out in western Oklahoma do,” Powers said. “I’ve been around it all my life and it interests me.”
Powers has only had one year to really enjoy playing every other Friday at Hook Eales Stadium, a phenomenon he described as “something you can’t find anywhere else.”
But as a player often responsible for the success of McAlester’s offense, Powers has made sure his one year is a successful year.
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