Bombs Away – Madison QB Brown Barreling Over The Competition
The Brown Bomber is alive and well and living in Madison Heights.
No, legendary Detroiter and heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis hasn’t come back from the dead.
We’re talking about Madison Heights Madison High School’s junior quarterback Austin Brown, one of the most explosive football players in the state these days. The bombs he’s dropping on opposing defenses this fall are loud, disruptive and downright NASTY!!
Migrating from the Catholic League back to his home school district, Brown has thrown for 2,350 yards and 32 touchdowns. He tossed an MHSAA-record 8 scores in the FIRST HALF of Madison’s opener back in August (Yes, you read that stat correctly) and is taking the public school pigskin ranks by storm.
This kid drops dimes like his name was Deshaun Watson. We’re talking swagger, savvy and sizzle by the truckload. He’s accurate, efficient and the definition of clutch. The pocket sports flames whenever the Eagles field general drops back to go surgical on secondaries far and wide.
The past two years, Brown (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) started under center in the Catholic League at Detroit Catholic Central. Last season, Catholic Central won the CHSL Central Division title and appeared in the Division 1 state championship game. This year, Brown powered his new Madison club to a MAC Silver crown and an undefeated regular season. Brown and the Eagles beat Detroit Delta 14-0 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs. Madison will tangle with Riverview Gabriel Richard for a district trophy on Friday.
In terms of his college recruiting, Brown boasts scholarship offers from Toledo, Miami (OH) and Akron. His dad Jim is Madison’s athletic director and a one-time all-stater on the gridiron himself in an Eagles uniform back in the early 1990s.