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Madison Heights Madison QB Austin Brown throws 8 touchdown passes in first half

Brown breaks Michigan high school football record for touchdown in half

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Madison Heights Madison high school quarterback Austin Brown did something last week that's never been done in the history of Michigan high school football.

In his first game at the school, Brown threw eight touchdown passes in the first half.

People are always looking for the next big player in high school football, and Brown seems like the real deal. To say he and his teammates are clicking would be an understatement.

Last Thursday, Brown connected with his teammates for a record eight passing touchdowns in the first half alone.

"It felt good to be home," Brown said. "It was my homecoming. Fans and family were there, and I felt like I had to do something special."

Brown's father is the athletic director at Madison, and he said he couldn't tweet fast enough.

"I couldn't keep up," Jimmy Brown said. "Once it got to six touchdowns, I thought people might think I'm pulling their leg."

Eight touchdowns in one half is the new state record, but Brown said he didn't do it alone. He had some help from his receivers.

"We were just clicking on all cylinders," Brown said.

The high school junior transferred to Division 7 Madison Heights from Division 1 Detroit Catholic Central in January. He made the decision to transfer after breaking his leg in last year's semifinal game against Romeo.

"Sometimes, it's the best thing that's ever happened to you," Brown said. "It made me look at things differently."

Brown's family lives in the area, so he said he transferred to be closer to them. It was a special homecoming, but he said he's taking it all in stride.

"It's only week one," Brown said. "There are 13 more games to go to the state championship."

The Eagles' next game is Thursday, and the stands will be packed with fans who want to see what Brown does next.