It was a performance for the ages in the most emotional moment imaginable.
A day after Red Bank Catholic quarterback Alex Brown lost his mom Michelle after her 15-year battle with breast cancer, he came through with an unforgettable tribute for his biggest fan Friday night at Count Basie Field.
“There was never a doubt in my mind I was playing,” Brown said. “That’s how she wanted it. I talked to my dad and I said, ‘I want to play for mom and make a special memory,’ and that’s what happened.”
It certainly did. Brown generated eight touchdowns – throwing six TD passes and running for two more scores – in a 58-34 victory over Morris Catholic in an NJSIAA Non-Public B playoff game in Red Bank.
Brown’s father, Ray, said, “I’m not super religious but I am spiritual. And I truly believe this whole game was scripted before it