Today’s Rising Senior spotlight is on Alex Brown of Trenton High School.
Brown will play football and participate in weightlifting for the Tigers during his senior season. The 6’4’’ 315-pound lineman, who will play offensive and defensive tackle, can bench press 350 pounds, can clean 260 and can squat 420 pounds. He also carries a 3.4 grade point average.
Brown received his first college scholarship offer in June from Monmouth College.
Brown’s favorite high school sports moment so far was beating Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne last year. The Tigers were considered a 10-point underdog, but they won the game by 10.
His favorite quote is from Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
His goal for his senior season is to win state championship in football.
Brown is hoping to help lead the Trenton football team to back-to-back state playoff appearances this fall. Head coach Bill Wiles returned for his third stint with the Tigers last year and led Trenton to the Class 1A state playoffs, falling to rival Chiefland 21-13 in the regional quarterfinals.
With only four senior starters lost, the Tigers should be back in the mix again as one of the top teams in Class 1A-Region 4.
Quarterback Tyler Perry had a breakout sophomore season as he threw for 1,101 yards with 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He also rushed for an area-best 1,969 yards on 251 attempts with 18 scores.
However, according to Wiles, offensive line is their first priority.
Wiles said that they’ve also got to increase the number of skill players in the program. He said they can’t play defensive ends at safety, which they did last year. They played way too many kids out of position due to necessity. Lastly, he said his team has to have more mental toughness.
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