Hononegah senior bowler Brandon Mooney is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. The Indians won a state title when Mooney was a sophomore two years ago. He hopes to get them back to that spot his senior year.
Competing with all of the talented bowlers in the Rockford area forced Mooney to step up his game.
"I had to push myself to get better to compete with kids in the area," Mooney said. "There's a lot of great talent around our area, just look at our conference."
Harlem's Jacob Nimtz won the individual state title the same year the Hononegah team won. Mooney enjoys bowling because it's something he grew up doing with his family.
"My dad's been looking forward to adult bowling leagues together," Mooney said. "It's fun being in a family sport."
Mooney hopes to finish off his high school bowling career in a big way his senior year.