Sports Spotlight: Noah Brown


Madison Winfrey, Sports Writer

Noah Brown (aka Buddha), is this week’s sports spotlight. He has wrestled and played football since he was roughly 5 years old. Since then, he has made multiple achievements including:


  • Weight Class: Heavy Weight (285)
  • Placing fourth in state tournament (2019)
  • 2020 State Champion
  • 2019 WSAZ
  • 3x WSAZ Runner Up


  • Position: Running back
  • 2019 WOAY Player of the Year
  • 2x First Team All State Football Player

School Records:

  • Wrestling: 
    • 15th Individual State Championship in GWHS History
  • Football:
    • Rushed for the 2nd highest single season total in West History 2019
    • Broke the record for the most rushing touchdowns in a game
    • Broke the record touchdowns in a game with 6 on September 6, 2019 vs Summers County also, he tied the record for the most rushing touchdowns in a half with 4 also setting the record for themost points scored in a game with 38
    • October 16, 2020 Against Richwood: he tied his own school record for the most total touchdowns in a game with 6 (5 rushing, 1 receiving)
    • He has the school record for rushing touchdowns in a career with 56
    • He has the 2nd most consecutive 200 yard rushing games with2 and consecutive 100 yard games with 14, he is tied for the 2nd most career 200 yard games with 4
    • 9th Cavalier player to be selected 1st team all-state 2x in his career, and only the second RB to do it
    • Single game rushing record with 322 yards
    • 4th leading career rusher in West postseason history 
    • 5th leading career scorer in West postseason history 
    • Tied for the 3rd most career rushing touchdowns in West postseason history
    • Tied for the 4th most career touchdowns in West postseason history 
    • Tied for the most rushing touchdowns in a half in West postseason history

As you can see, he has made multiple achievements in his high school career. Even though he has made many achievements, I asked him what other achievements he wants to make before he leaves. He replied that he wants another state championship in wrestling and also hopes to receive the promise scholarship. He also stated that he is planning on going to Concord to major in biology. This led me to asking if he planned on continuing sports in college to which he replied, “No, but I will miss it.” He said the only thing he would change about the previous season is that he would work harder. Since he does have experience and many accomplishments, I asked if he feels like he’s been a leader to the underclassmen. He answered, “Yes, I try to keep them motivated and inspired.” 


Noah has also gone undefeated so far this wrestling season. I believe that he will continue to go undefeated this season or his wins will heavily weigh out his losses and he will win another Individual State Championship. Noah is an outstanding athlete and even if this is his last year participating in sports, he has definitely made his mark.