December 21, 2010

Brewer reflects on another title

Austin (Texas) Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer accomplished what has become the norm for Cavalier quarterbacks. Fresh off of leading his team to their fourth consecutive state title with a victory over Denton Ryan on Saturday, something only two other teams have ever done in the State of Texas, Brewer had a minute to grasp the significance of what his team had achieved this season.

"It was awesome. Just to be able to end my high school career with another state championship, it was great. Sharing it with my teammates is the best part about it and I'm glad we got to do it again," Brewer said. "For all of the adversity we've had to overcome this year and for us to stick through until the end to get it done was all I could ask for. I can't say enough about my teammates and our coaching staff. It's easy to be proud of those guys."

After being sidelined early in the season with a shoulder injury, and seeing his team's 48 game win-streak come to an end during his absence, it didn't look as though Lake Travis' road to the title game would be an easy one.

"It got a little rough there for a while. I was hurt and I had multiple teammates that were hurt. But you've got to give a lot of credit to some of those underclassmen who stepped in to pick up the slack," he said. "It makes you feel good about the future of this program."

Having been a part of multiple state titles, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder was quick to point out that he takes the most pride in this one.

"I think it was definitely the most special for me for a couple of reasons. First off, with it being my last high school football game I'll get to play with all of my friends, that's special. Everyone who has ever played remembers their last game in high school and I'm glad the memory will be of a state championship. I couldn't have planned it out any better," he said. "Secondly, all of the injuries we've had to battle made it seem like maybe it wasn't going to happen this year, but we hung on by a thread and fought through it to get it done. It was as exciting of a season-ending game as I've been a part of."

Brewer will be an early enrollee at Tech and will be moving to West Texas January 10th. He'll be in Lubbock in time to go through spring camp and he's anticipating picking up where he left off.

"I'm excited to get up there, definitely. I'm looking forward to the challenge of learning all of the new things I'll have to. It's going to be quite an adjustment mentally, but physically I hope to find some familiar ground."

"Once I can get used to the speed of the game and I get an understanding of the system, I'll be looking to go back to winning," he said. "I don't know if that will be in 2011, or what year exactly, but when I get the reigns we're going to win a lot of games. I'm going to be there to learn until that time comes, but I'm looking forward to making it happen eventually."

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