Lowery brothers pose threat to Chippewa Hills opponents

Koron (left) and Koronte Lowery relax after practice on Wednesday. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REMUS — Chippewa Hills football team is home on Friday for its annual showdown with Reed City in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action.

For the Warriors to have success, players like twin brothers Koron and Koronte Lowery hope to come though in impressive style as they have so far this season in a 2-2 start.

Koron Lowery had 10 carries for 68 yards and Koronte Lowery 12 for 49 in leading the Warriors (2-2, 2-1) past Grant on Friday. Both are juniors.

Their older brother by two years, DJ Lowery, played for the Warriors in past seasons. They also have a younger brother, sophomore, Paris Alston, currently on the varsity team.

Koron is a running back while Koronte is a receiver. Koronte is also a defensive back.

“They’re both quick and they both can run,” Chippewa Hills coach Larry Jose said. “They’re both overall good football players. They have a mind for the game. They’re all different in their own way. They all bring a little different something that others don’t have.”

They’ve definitely improved from last year, Jose added.

“They’ve definitely stepped into a go to role for guys this year and haven’t shied away from it,” Jose said.

Koron and Koronte are both second-year players.

“I feel I become better overall,” Koron said. “I’m quick and strong, I can get around pretty quick.”

Both Lowery also run track. Koron plays basketball while Koronte wrestles.

Koronte is two minutes older.

They hang around each other a lot.

“We’re both fast and we both love the sport, Koronte said. “We love football overall.”

Koronte starts both ways. As a receiver, “I run good routes and can catch the ball,” he said. “My offensive line helps out on that.”

Koronte indicated he caught a ball over the defenders head for about a 30-yard pass play.

As a defensive back, “I stay with my receiver pretty well,” he said.

Koronte said improvement from last year has been substantial.

“I went through a lot of stuff this summer,” he said.

The Warriors are coming off a win over Grant.

Koronte indicated DJ was a role model.

“He had lot of football smarts,” Koronte said.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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