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Male Athlete of the Week
Andre Brown--COLUMBIA
by Maurice Dixon
November 12, 2013 04:29 PM | 1553 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Columbia football team hasn’t scored 70 or more points since the 2008 season until the Eagles met Stone Mountain on Nov. 1, when junior quarterback Andre Brown had his name attached to six touchdowns in a 76-35 victory.

In Columbia’s sixth and final win of the 2013 season, Brown completed 16-of-20 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 78 yards and three scores on seven carries.

“I worked hard at practice all week,” Brown said. “The team blocked for me--it was a team effort. They made their plays so I was able to make my plays.”

“I’m a graduate of Columbia and I don’t remember scoring that many points,” Columbia coach David Edwards said.

Unfortunately, for Brown, Edwards and the Eagles there wouldn’t be a rollover of momentum the following week, which ended with a 49-27 setback to Banneker in a Region 6-AAAA play-in game last Friday.

As a result, Columbia finished the season 6-4 overall and 4-1 in region play.

“I like playing quarterback because of the leader you have to be and you always have the ball in your hands so you are able to make a play,” said Brown, who also started at defensive back.

Brown, who has a 3.7 grade-point average, plans to play baseball this spring to stay active until it’s time to put on the pads again.

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