In 2009, Donaldsonville went 9-2, losing only to 2A semifinalist Capitol in the regular season. The Tigers, however, ended the year on a sour note after getting upset by Riverside Academy in the first round of the playoffs.
During the offseason, Breaux and Brown were crucial members of Donaldsonville's track team, which finished third in the state. The duo were members of the state champion 800-meter relay team (29.22) and third-place 400-meter relay team (42.85). The Tigers have won the regional track meet three consecutive years and will be the overwhelming favorite for the next two seasons.
Brown, a 5-foot-9, 175-pounder with 4.43 speed, collected 50 tackles and picked off four passes as a sophomore. He'll have ample opportunities to shine this year against the likes of White Castle QB Ronald Martin, Capitol WR Nyle Johnson, and Brusly RB Marlon Reed.
"Those are some big games for us," said Brown, who carries a lofty 3.5 GPA. "Brusly gave us a good run last year and we'll have to put a lot of pressure on White Castle and their quarterback, who is committed to LSU.
"I'm the bigger of our two corners and so when we play Capitol, I'll probably move around to whatever side Johnson is on."
In addition to his duties at cornerback, Brown will also see plenty of action this year at running back and on special teams as a return man. The combination of Brown and QB Breaux, along with WR Jarrett Cole, should ensure plenty of offensive production for Donaldsonville.
"Devon, he's our leader," said Brown. "He tells us what to do and if somebody tries to cheat in the weight room or slack off, he'll get on them.
"We're adjusting our game to deal with the loss of 20 seniors from last year. We'll have to execute well and our defense will need to step up."
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