For a linebacker on any level, pitching a shutout is always an accomplishment. That was the feeling that Katy (TX) linebacker Bo Brown felt after the Tigers blanked Alief Taylor 31-0 Friday night at Crump Stadium.
It feels great. The defensive line up front, I can’t say enough about the job Jake
Grode, Matt Dimon and the guys are doing up there,” Brown said.
And while those guys were doing the dirty work, the 6-foot, 215-pound Brown and the other linebacker (Jake Blomstrom) was cleaning up the messes. On the night, unofficially, Brown had 10 tackles, a sack and quarterback hurry.
Most notable play of the night was after Taylor made some nice plays and was awarded some extra yards due to some personal foul penalties. Inside the red zone, Taylor was faced with a fourth-and-three to go. The play went up the middle, but Katy held and Brown was one of the last players to come away from the pile.
“That was a huge play. They pulled on the play and we came up and stuffed it,” Brown said.
A couple more plays like that could land Brown in a nice place come February 2012. Some light interest has started coming though, but not quite where it needs to be for a player of his caliber.
“I got a couple calls from Air Force the other day. I am also hearing some from SE Louisiana and Texas State some,” Brown said. “But nothing too serious right now and still looking.”
Coach Gary Joseph weighed in on the subject as well.
“Regardless of who has offered or who has not, Bo (Brown) is a great football player. But more so a great leader,” Joseph said.