Marshall students remember friend with 7v7 football tournament


All the family, friends and football participants stand together to honor Brown.

Images from the Colby Brown 7v7 Flag Football tournament.

Marshall students played in honor of the late Colby Brown with a flag football tournament on Friday, Sept. 13. The Colby Brown Invitational was hosted by Marshall’s Campus Activities Board and had a total of six teams participate in the single elimination tournament.

Brown was a graduate of Cameron High School in Cameron, W.Va. While in high school, Brown played football, baseball and basketball, winning numerous awards. His family said that he excelled in academics and sports and loved spending time with family and friends. He also worked for Carenbaurer Distribution and Wheeling Country Club.

While at Marshall, Brown played recreational basketball and football.

Cole Clutter, Ryan Clutter and Jon Crow had the idea to put the event together.

“Colby loved football and it’s really great to see a bunch of people out here having a good time,” Cole Clutter said. “The way people acted today was Colby in a nutshell.”

The Flag Football tournament started with Colby’s Army taking on Wee-Woo where Colby’s Army won. The next game was Futbol against Burkhammer and Futbol advanced. Colby’s Army’s next game was against Alpha Sig and Colby’s Army advanced to the championship game. Futbol faced Marshall University School of Pharmacy in a semi-final matchup where Futbol came out as winners and advanced to the championship game. The championship game was Colby’s Army against Futbol and Futbol took the Championship in a close 18-12 final score.

“I am very impressed with the outcome and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Jon Crow said. “I really just want to thank everyone that came out and I appreciate everyone that helped out and I appreciate CAB for helping us put this together.”

The night concluded with a vigil.

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