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RECRUITING: Gators tough to beat for Brown

RECRUITING: Gators tough to beat for Brown

MIAMI --- Big John Brown, soaked in sweat and wondering where the next burst of energy was going to come from, sucked in all the air he could and got down in his stance, knowing he needed to burrow low and beat a double team if he was going to somehow make a play that the Lakeland Dreadnaughts so desperately needed. The ball was on the one and a place in history was on the line.

(See John Brown profile) Riding on this one play were Lakeland's streaks of 44 straight wins, two straight state championships and a shot at a repeat mythical national high school championship. Brown knew exactly what was at stake but he also knew that St. Thomas Aquinas had put up 35 points in the fourth quarter to turn a typical, routine Lakeland blowout into the fight of the Dreadnaughts...

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