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Male Athlete of the Week
Javon Brandon--STOCKBRIDGE
by Maurice Dixon
November 26, 2013 01:18 PM | 1239 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MAOW Javon Brandon of Stockbridge
Staff / Katherine Frye / MAOW Javon Brandon of Stockbridge
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Stockbridge senior Javon Brandon may be on the radar of college programs for his ability to play defensive back but right now he is making headlines for his performance at quarterback.

Against Woodland-Henry on Oct. 25, Brandon became the starter after Malachi Brown suffered a season-ending leg injury a week earlier and the transition was almost seamless.

Since then Brandon has scored 15 touchdowns and the Tigers have registered at least 31 points in all five wins, including a 35-0 road victory against Westover last Friday in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Brandon didn’t have any passing TDs in this contest but rushed for a score in each half. As a result, Stockbridge is in the quarterfinals for the second straight year and will host Carrollton this Friday.

A week earlier in his postseason debut as a quarterback, Brandon had his hand in three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 41-20 triumph over Westside-Macon.

“I really want to get a ring this year,” said Brandon when asked about his expectations before the season began.

According to www.rivals.com, Brandon, who is rated as a two-star athlete, has received scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Furman, Old Dominion and Southern Illinois.

“I like to get up and jam receivers,” said Brandon, when asked about his mindset on the field. “I’m real physical. I like to be aggressive with the receivers.”



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