RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank Catholic quarterback Alex Brown lost his mother Michelle on November 11th after a long battle with breast cancer. The next day, he was to play for the Caseys in the first round of the 2021 NJSIAA high school football playoffs.
“Today I lost my best friend, my teacher, and my mother. My mom had been battling breast cancer that had spread throughout her body for 14 years, she was never supposed to make it this long, but through love and her insane strength, she fought. I love you mama, Rest In Peace,” Brown said in a memorial to his mother on Instagram.
The next day, he lead his team to a 58-34 win against Morris Catholic in the first round of the 2021 playoffs. Under Brown’s leadership, the Caseys scored 8 touchdowns, including two runs by Brown himself. Torin Harmon scored one rushing touchdown and Brown connected with his receivers, Jaiden Haynes (1), Robert Stolfa (1), Emanuel Ross (3), and Rajahn Cooper (1), giving him six touchdown passes on the day.
His performance even caught the eye of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady who said, “Proud of you” in a social media post.
The next week, Brown lead his team to a win over St. Joseph and on Friday, Brown will play DePaul for the NJSIAA non-public Group B championship