WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio — The son of a fallen Clermont County sheriff’s detective led his dad’s alma mater out of the tunnel and onto the sphere throughout their first recreation of the season Friday evening.
Invoice Brewer, as soon as a three-sport star at Williamsburg Excessive College was killed while attempting to render aid to a person throughout a standoff in 2019. Now, his identify is on the again of each participant’s jersey, his badge quantity is on each helmet and his reminiscence is on the hearts of everybody locally.
“It is crucial for us to get the purpose throughout that you just honor these deserving members — Invoice’s certainly one of them,” Williamsburg head coach Nick Ayers stated. “It is a very proud neighborhood. They take pleasure of their police, hearth, navy. It is an unbelievable factor.”
Braxton Brewer walked out with the group’s captains for the coin toss in a No. 12 jersey — the identical quantity his dad wore within the 90s.
“(He was a) legend, Corridor of Fame, unbelievable athlete … man who served his neighborhood,” Ayers stated.
Williamsburg gamers Ayden and Trey Holden stated their father labored with Brewer. Not solely do they hope to honor Brewer with their uniforms, however with their play as effectively.
“Simply play our hearts out — lay all of it on the road like he did,” Ayden Holden stated.
Although it has been three years since his demise, the group is ensuring nobody forgets Brewer’s identify and dedication to the neighborhood.
“When you possibly can train a life lesson for the entire week, not simply the 48 minutes of the sport, and you’ll stack that up, you are going to influence far more than something that occurs between the traces,” Ayers stated.
The sport was additionally a chance to lift funds for the Deputy Invoice Brewer 2055 Basis. For extra data on the nonprofit, click here.
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