Ike's Brown knows solution to success
One thing that is for certain about Eisenhower senior Da Shain Brown is that he hates losing.
The two-game losing streak that the Eagles are currently dealing with has clearly affected Brown quite a bit. It's left him humbled, focused and determined to help his team bounce back and turn the season around.
"We lost the last two games," Brown said. "That's weighing on me. We've got to block better, I've got to block better. I do not like losing. It's a terrible feeling."
Eisenhower's last two losses have come against teams with legitimate state title aspirations in 5A No. 3 MacArthur and most recently, 6A No. 7 Midwest City. The team has still continued to improve according to head coach Danny Edelman, who expects the Eagle's best games are still ahead of them.
That won't cheer up Brown any though. A loss is a loss in his book. He doesn't like it and knows Ike can't afford many more if it hopes to accomplish its biggest goal of the season, which is making the playoffs.
"Probably Coach (Danny) Edelman just helping us get into the playoffs this year is what I'm enjoying the most about this season," Brown said. "We are going to get there this year. I know we can't lose anymore. We've just got to play better overall."
Brown has played football since the fourth grade and has had many great moments and highlights throughout his career, but he's hoping the best is yet to come.
"I haven't had any highlights these past couple weeks because we've been losing," Brown said. "It's always a highlight whenever we get a win and I play well or we play well as a team. A complete game is the best feeling."
Brown starts at one of the most important positions on the field and it's his first year doing so. A former defensive lineman for the majority of his football career, Brown transitioned to left tackle for his senior season.