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RayAndre Browning: Three-way Threat


Every football coach wants a vast arsenal of offensive and defensive weapons at his disposal.  Bremond’s Jeff Kasowski possesses a three-way threat in senior RayAndre Browning.

“Dre is a gamer,” he told Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald.  “He wants to have that ball, and more often than not he’s going to make a play.”

Browning (6-0, 185 pounds) focuses on wide receiver, but like most Class 2A players, he also plays on the defensive side at safety.  Last season, the versatile athlete hauled in 47 catches for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns and made 80 tackles along with eight interceptions.

“Being a small school guy, there aren’t many subs,” he remarked to the Trib.  “It’s tiring sometimes, but you’ve got to do what you can do to help the team win.”

Special teams also utilize the senior’s talents at punt returner, punter, and holder for extra points and field goals.  But Browning’s biggest contribution might be his ability to quarterback Bremond’s power set offense.  The Tigers used that formation for the first time against district foe Burton last year.

“We went to the power set, and RayAndre ran for over 200 yards and five touchdowns,” Kasowski commented to Cherry.  “From then on, that became a big part of our offense.”

In last year’s state title game against Albany, Bremond went to the pro set in fourth quarter trailing 21-7.  The move turned the tide as the Tigers rallied for a 28-21 win, collecting their second state championship since 1981 and posting a perfect 15-0 record.  Browning took the initiative to suggest the switch to Coach Kasowski.

“We needed some momentum,” he told the Trib.  “I said, ‘Give me the ball.  Put me at quarterback.’  I was able to score, and then Roshaaud (Paul) got comfortable and scored a couple of touchdowns.”

Browning finished the contest with 77 yards on 14 carries including a 13-yard scoring run that put the Tigers back in contention.  Paul gained 149 yards on 28 carries, scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns on runs of 35 and 23 yards, the latter coming with 1:17 left to play.

“Most guys can only dream of being on that stage,” he related to Cherry.  “Then to go on and win it, you can’t even describe that feeling.”

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