We have seen many major athletes have incredible moments during a period of mourning — Michael Jordan celebrating a title after losing his father, Brett Favre dominating Monday Night Football in a similar situation, come to mind — but on Friday night in New Jersey, one high schooler had a career night as his mother watched from the heavens.
Alex Brown, a senior at Red Bank Catholic, lost his mother to breast cancer and then went out and led his team to a playoff victory, and nearly doubled his season output in scoring.
He entered the game, according to NJ.com, with 15 passing touchdowns and one rushing score on the season… he then threw for six in one game, and ran for two more in a 58-34 victory.
Red Bank was favored to win as it was No. 11 in the statewide poll while their opponent had a losing record … all of that is immaterial as this is a big win for this young man being able to have this type of performance with such a heavy heart.
According to 247Sports.com, Brown is committed to playing football at Bucknell and had offers from other prestigious schools in the northeast.