The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

October 22, 2013

Summers’ Brown named player of the week — again

What can Brown do for you? Well, for starters, he scores — a lot.

Summers County’s Isaiah Brown picked up his second The Register-Herald Player of the Week award after an impressive five-touchdown display last Friday in a 39-32 victory over Class A power Meadow Bridge.

Brown raced for 188 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, while also having 38 yards and another touchdown through the air, all while possibly playing his last game at Garten Stadium in Hinton.

“It was very emotional,” Brown said. “It was my senior night, and I wanted to leave with a bang. I knew we were going up against a high-ranked single-A opponent with one of the top running backs in the state, Jake Parker.”

Brown knew very well Parker’s reputation, but he wanted to prove to the state that “Jake the Snake” wasn’t the only running back on the field.

“I just thought about it like I did when I was working out during the summer,” he said. “I feel like every time I’m out there that no one is working harder than me. No one should be better than me.”

It was the senior’s determination that led the Bobcats to victory, bringing their record to an impressive 7-1, and almost surely locking up a playoff spot for their second consecutive year.

“It’s been incredible,” Brown said. “I was able to see everyone that believed in me since I was a kid. It was an honor playing at Garten Stadium and playing in front of them.”

Brown said it was the first time he had scored five touchdowns in a game since he was in youth football, but he wasn’t willing to take all the credit himself — it took a whole den of Bobcats.

“Honestly, it was because of all the work me and my teammates have put in. We work too hard to lose,” Brown said. “I would never let Bobcat Nation or my team down.”

Brown and the rest of the Orange and Black express will roll in to Welch Friday night to take on the 1-6 Mount View Golden Knights.

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