Bond now turns his attention to basketball
Kevin Bond would have liked to have a longer football season, but he is content with a future that can be as simple as a flick of a switch.
Bond looks to be a major contributor in the boys’ basketball program as he enters his senior season with the Roughies. After that, Bond already has decided his future, as he will continue his path on the way to becoming an electrician.
Bond got one last crack at football when he suited for the Roughies’ Thanksgiving Day battle with Northampton. He missed the majority of the season with a broken nose, sustained in the fourth game of the season. Through four games, Bond had six passes for 90 yards.
It was a season for him that was shattered in more ways than one.
“It was the first time my nose has ever been broken,” said Bond. “At first, I didn’t know what happened.
“We knew we had a young team this year and we figured we could be around .500. We had a great start to the season and we all felt good after the Bangor game. Notre Dame is a very good team and we were right with them for a while in the game.
“It has been disappointing and we just can’t seem to get it all together. But we have a lot of young kids and Catty football will be back.”
As for basketball, Bond and a group of returning seniors believe they can reverse a 4-18 campaign last season. Bond will look to have an injury-free season, as he was hampered by some nagging injuries last year.
“We had a good summer and we have a good group of seniors coming back,” said Bond. “We have played together for a while and we all know each other well.
“I know I have to get better with my left hand and work on my post moves more.”
After basketball, Bond will again shift his focus to becoming an electrician, a career path he has been following over the past several years. When his sports seasons are over, Bond has been logging hours as an apprentice with a local company and plans to continue on a full-time basis after graduation.
However, Bond would welcome the chance to coach basketball someday.
“I really like working with my hands,” he said. “I didn’t know if I would like it at first, but then I really began to like it. Now, when I have the chance, I like to get in as many hours as I can.
“I know that will be there for me, but I want to be able to finish my career with a strong season ahead.”