Shawn Watson has been holding it down on Lake Hiawassee for some time. I’ll never forget my first Orlando Halloween at Watson’s nor will I forget the night James “Bubba” Stewart showed up and smoked everyone on Watson’s mini dirt bike track in his backyard. (Sidenote: Ryan Byerly was neck and neck with him on the first two laps) Watson has had a bunch of roommates over the years including Tino Santori, Chris O’Shea, and Earl “The Pearl” Jones. The “50″ track has since been replaced by sod and the roommates replaced with his younger brother Jimmy and Shawn’s girlfriend Leslie. There is still plenty to do though since “Hairdog” still lives next door, Chad Sharpe and Jack Blodgett are right around the corner, and Watson’s other neighbor has a full court basketball court right on the lake. Life is good over on Hiawassee.
Some of Watson’s quiver