Perfect games seem to run in Zach Cooley's family, so he was just waiting his turn.
Cooley rolled his first 300 game Saturday in the youth league at Bowlarama Lanes.
"I've been aiming at getting a 300 for long time," Cooley said.
It makes him the latest of several members of his family to bowl a 300. His mother, Terri, the manager of the Danville bowling center, had two of them in the final three months of 2003.
"With everybody in my family bowling like they do, it had to be my turn before long," he said. "At least I can say I'm on the same level with them now."
Cooley has been bowling ever since he has been old enough to roll the ball, but he hasn't had much time for practice lately. The Boyle County senior plays football, basketball and baseball, and he said the only bowling he gets in this time of year is in his Saturday league.