Brown "Disappointed" in All-Star Game Outcome

<B>Greensboro, NC --</b> For some players it is a given that they will perform well nearly each time they step on the gridiron, and Andre Brown is one of those players.

Considered the top player in the state by some analysts, Brown's perfomance for the East All-Stars in their 10-7 loss to the West All-Stars definitely supported those claims.

Obviously the most talented player on the field, he finished the night with 56 yards on 9 carries and a 30-yard pass reception. However, it wasn't the ending he envisioned heading into the game, and he was upset with the outcome.

"I'm not going to lie… I'm a little disappointed," Andre Brown told Pack Pride following the game. "We didn't win and it's that simple. It's about the team and throw out the individual stats… we didn't get the job done. I don't lose many games so I'm definitely disappointed."

A defensive struggle throughout, Andre felt that additional prep time for the offenses could have led to more points on the scoreboard.

"The defense stepped it up and had big stops all night," he said. "The offense only had a week to come in and click... that's tough. We just couldn't stick it in the endzone most of the night and it came back to hurt us."

Perhaps the best play of the night was a hook-and-ladder pass executed by the East offense, with Brown on the receiving end.

"Yea, we worked on that a couple times this week," he said. "I just wish we would have used it a little later and we would have probably came out on top of this game."

The all-star game was also Andre's first chance to play with future teamate Daniel Evans, the underrated quarterback from Broughton High School.

"He's got great footwork, and he can throw the ball," he said. "He just throws a rope out there. I liked what I saw out of him."

With Hargrave Military Academy the next stop for Brown before matriculating to NC State, he's looking to make the best of the situation.

"My goal is to be at NC State in January," he said. "I want to have a good season up at Hargrave and make it to State for the spring."

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