With the impression Bourne senior Logan Hawkes has made in just eight games this season with the football program, it makes you wonder what he could have done if he had played all four years at Bourne High.
In all three phases Hawkes has been a playmaker for the 2-6 Canalmen. The lanky senior caught the go-ahead touchdown and secured the game-winning turnover on special teams in Bourne’s first win of the year on the road against Fairhaven. He’s a go-to target for first-year starting quarterback Joseph Carrara on offense, can get after the quarterback and play in coverage on defense and even kicks the extra points on special teams.
“I had always wanted to play but lacked the size my previous years, but after gaining some weight I decided to take the plunge and join the team and it has been a very fun and rewarding experience,” he said.
But despite his usage on Friday nights, Hawkes never put on the pads before this summer. He grew up with a passion for soccer and lacrosse—having played soccer from 1st grade through this year and began lacrosse in the 2nd grade and continuing to play through his senior year.
“Leaving the soccer team for my senior year to try and play football was the hardest thing for me because I really enjoyed the coaching Mr. Arki has and I was friends with all the players and was told I would have been the soccer captain,” Hawkes said.
Lacrosse may be the senior’s best sport as he earned the team’s sportsmanship award and a spot on the All-South Coast Conference honorable mentions last year. When he’s not playing lacrosse for the Canalmen, he plays for Cape Cod Kings, an AAU program that he’s been a part of since the 7th grade. For both programs, Hawkes has played midfield and defense and has even seen spot-duty in goal.
In the classroom, Hawkes also stands out among his peers. He’s part of the National Honor Society, student council and has received the Superintendent’s Award. In addition to playing athletics, he is also part of the Drama Club and the school’s latest show of “Mamma Mia!”
Outside of school, Hawkes works as a lifeguard during the summer months and enjoys being outdoors.
What do you love about football? What drew you to the sport, and what made you stick with it?
I love the physicality and ability to make plays that change the game in football, which is what drew me to the sport my senior year. The grit and aggressiveness that go into the sport makes me love it, and you just focus in on the game and don’t have to worry about anything else when you are on the field. Even though it’s my first year, I have already fallen in love with Friday nights.
What is your favorite pregame warmup music?
I like to listen to “Heart of a Champion” by Nelly, “Shipping up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphy, and “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC before games to get me pumped up.
If you could be one fictional character, who would you be?
I’d definitely want to be Superman, because I would get the best of both worlds by being a superhero and also having a secret identity, so I could live my day-to-day life. I would have to pass on the underwear outside of the costume, though.
Who is on your Mount Rushmore of role models?
My Mount Rushmore would be Tom Brady, Elon Musk, Steve Irwin, and my grandfather, Tom O’Hara, because they are all people I look up to and try to model myself after.
Do you have any plans after graduation?
I plan on going to college to study biology and pre-med, and my top schools are University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hamilton College, Connecticut College, and Boston College.
What is your favorite school subject?
My favorite subjects are Biology because my AP Biology class with Mrs. Jarominski my junior year made me excited and interested in finding out how the human body works. My dad is also a paramedic and would answer my questions about the medical world, which made me have an interest in the subject since I was young.
What is your greatest high school moment, either athletically or academically?
My greatest high school moment athletically was winning the South Coast Conference my freshman and sophomore years in lacrosse by beating Old Rochester at home. Those games were both nail-biters and the most intense games I have had an opportunity to play in.
Which three people would you invite to a dinner party? What would you serve?
I would invite Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Bob Ross to dinner and we would eat 99’s gold fever chicken wings and Texas cheese fries from Chili’s.
Which professional athlete do you most relate to?
I relate to Tom Brady the most as an athlete because he isn’t the most athletic guy on the field, but always uses his head to get an edge in the game. I try to model my game to being a smarter player than the other guys on the field just like he does, and his mindset of always being focused on the game while still being a class act is something I try to mimic while I am on the field.
You’re stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack of your most prized possessions. What’s in your backpack?
I would bring a portable microwave, a box of strawberry Pop Tarts, a computer with all the seasons of “The Office” downloaded, and my cheetah print Snuggie.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank?
I would like to thank both of my parents for supporting everything I do, my grandparents Tom and Lynn O’Hara, everybody in my family (there are a lot), Mr. Arki, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. McIntyre, Mrs. Jarominski, Mr. Dow, Alex Cunningham, and the boys.