“It’s either a good time or a good story,” for Damon Lewis. And what a good time it has been for Damon at Serra High School. Damon plans to kick off his college career at University of Colorado at Boulder this fall, where he hopes to study business.
Damon etched his name in the Serra’s football record book numerous times during his career at Serra. He joined the varsity team during his freshman year and served as the team’s kicker and an elite defensive back through his senior season. His efforts have made him probably the most prolific kicker in Serra football history. He has the most extra points in school history both for a season, 74 in 2017, as for a career with 209. He is fourth in all-time scoring with 248 total career points. Damon also holds the record for most extra points in a game with 10 against Tulare Union in 2017; and had three games with eight PATs and three games with seven PATs during his career. He stands second in career field goals at 13 with his longest being 44 yards in 2017. This past season he earned WCAL All-League honors and was named WCAL Kicker-of-the-Year for the WCAL, CCS and Nor-CAL championship Padres.
Damon was also a key member of the Padre basketball program. His fierce determination and selfless play were evident on the court. Well respected by his teammates, the scrappy guard helped propel the Padres to an 18-9 season. Damon also played on the Serra Golf Team from sophomore to senior year, Track as a freshman, Trivia for all four years and was a Big Brother his junior year. With a 4.2 GPA, Damon has made the Principal’s List all four years at Serra.
While Damon kept busy athletically, he soaked up all the values that Serra instills in its Padres.
“Serra has shaped me into the man I am today by instilling in me what it means to be a leader, and how I can make a difference in the lives of those around me,” he said.
Damon said he is grateful to the family at Serra -- all of his coaches and teachers, especially Mrs. Lowenstein who supportively cheered on the Padres from the sidelines and helped Damon with revising his college essays.
But it is his big brother Jack ‘18, little brother Charlie, sister Ali and his mom and dad who have been an unwavering source of reinforcement that Damon is so grateful for.
“Thank you to my family for the endless support they have shown me throughout my four years at Serra,” he said.
In 10 years, Damon hopes to be a kicker in the NFL for the Chicago Bears.
Congratulations, Damon! We are so proud of all you have done here at Serra!