Senior Dawson Stover is a four-sport athlete at Lyons High School. Currently playing football, Stover also plays basketball, baseball, and shoots trap. When this senior is not in practice or at a game, you can usually find him spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.
“I have been fishing since I was about five-years-old and the first time I went hunting was when I was 10,” said Stover. “I am huge into fishing because I think it is a great escape from the real world and I just enjoy being around the water.”
The starting quarterback said he enjoys getting out and fishing his familiar locations but scouting out new locations is always fun.
“I don’t have a preferred spot to hunt or fish. I just try to get out wherever. Also, I like to experience different spots, so I try many new areas to fish,” said Stover.
It was his father who first introduced him to the outdoors and Stover continues to enjoy being out in the elements. His current plan is to continue his education in college at Kansas State University where he will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Stover said he has one message for everyone out there who loves the outdoors.
“I think it is important to protect hunting and fishing grounds so that our future generations can get the chance to experience the wildlife and nature. The best part about hunting and fishing isn’t when you get a huge buck or a new personal record bass, it’s just getting the chance to be in nature. At least that’s why I hunt and fish.”