Ethan Brown will never forget his unthinkable two-year nightmare from 2017-18. The now Buckeye Union High School senior suffered a trio of deaths in his immediate family. His grandmother and grandfather passed from Stage 3 lung cancer.
The experience shook his core and left him searching for answers.
Long days turned into even longer nights. His quest for answers went unfulfilled. Brown was confused, depressed.
After stepping away from football his sophomore year and only playing three games last fall he’s back with the support of his family, both at home and between the white lines.
“I really wasn’t myself and I was in a dark place,” Brown emotionally explained to Sports360AZ.com. “I just want to thank all the coaches and all the players for the love that we always give each other.”
No coach followed Brown’s path closer than Kelley Moore, who has guided the Hawks since late 2013.
A Valley native, Eric has had a passion for the Arizona sports scene since an early age. He has covered some of the biggest events including Super Bowls, national championships and the NBA and MLB playoffs in his near 20 years in local media.