“That's when I knew he was going to be a special kid,” O'Steen said. “It showed he had the demeanor of not buckling under pressure and he could handle that spot.”
Four years later, Brown has helped guide Wynnewood to the brink of its first title since 1992.
Brown has thrown for more than 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns with just two interceptions.
“Everything he does, the way he manages the game, has been great,” Savages running back Trey Knowles said. “Especially when he's on the field in big games. He knows where to go with the ball and makes great decisions.”
Tracy Gandy has spent plenty of time watching Brown play this week.
The Ringling coach has the task of figuring out a way to slow the Savages' offense down.
“I don't know that I've seen him throw a bad ball on tape,” Gandy said of Brown. “You can't rattle him. He makes great decisions with the ball. He's as good of a deep-ball thrower as you'll ever see. It's scary how well he throws it.”
O'Steen said he has seen Brown make a pass or two he'd like to have back but it doesn't happen often.
“Well, he's made a couple but it's pretty rare,” O'Steen said. “He's very picky with the ball. He doesn't put us in bad situations.”