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Campbell’s Brown has lofty expectations

August 15, 2013
By BRAD VanFOSSAN - Tribune Chronicle correspondent ( , Underthelights

CAMPBELL - As most seniors do, Campbell Memorial running back/linebacker Adrien Brown is excited for his last year under the Friday night lights.

And his goals for his final season are quite lofty.

"I want to be remembered as one of the best linebackers ever at Campbell. I want to break the single-season tackle and sack records," he said.

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Adrien Brown

After the year he had as a junior, Brown's goals aren't that outrageous.

During the 2012 campaign, Brown scored seven touchdowns - five offensively and two from defense. On the defensive side, he recorded 90 tackles (60 solo), 12 sacks and six forced fumbles. At running back, he accumulated 550 yards rushing. That is mainly because Brown was the second back as graduated senior and quarterback Brandon Reyes handled most of the rushing.

Even though Brown had a standout junior campaign, he still feels there is more left to be accomplished - and that means for the team as well.

"I want to do whatever I can to help our team win," Brown said. "We talk as a team before every game about the game plan and ways we can get better. Our goal is to win state."

The Red Devils quest to play into Week 15 begins on Aug. 29, when they take on their arch nemesis, the Struthers Wildcats. And though he still has at least 10 weeks of high school football left in his career, Brown knows he is going to miss it when it is all said and done.

"(I'm going to miss) that feeling on Friday nights, walking out onto the field and seeing everyone in the stands, and having dinner every Thursday night with teammates, that camaraderie."