Former Hawk wins football Grey Cup

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David Purtell - Staff Writer

A former Blackville-Hilda High School football standout is a champion in the Canadian Football League.
Brandon Isaac, who graduated from Blackville-Hilda High in 2003 and played at the University of South Carolina, plays linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
The team won the league's 100th Grey Cup Nov. 25, defeating the Calgary Stampeders 35-22.
Isaac was an all-state performer his senior year at Blackville-Hilda. He played offense and defense, recording 87 tackles and rushing for over 1,000 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also threw for over 500 yards and 7 touchdowns, according to his USC profile page. He played for Coach David Berry.
After high School, Isaac spent two years at Georgia Military Junior College before transferring to USC where he played defensive back.
Isaac signed a two year deal with the Argonauts in May. He spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Calgary.
Isaac played this past season in dedication to this mother, Sandra, who passed away in May from breast cancer. He told the Toronto Star newspaper in October, "I want to be on top of my game in memory of my mother."
Isaac worked with the CFL to promote breast cancer awareness during October.
"She didn't always have a job, but she always put food on our table and a roof over our heads," Isaac told the newspaper.
His aunt, Everdell Daniels, of Blackville, said she's proud.
"Life has thrown some very sharp curves, and he has managed to escape all except the hardest curve of all, which was the loss of his mother, my sister," she said in a letter, "... I just want him to know that I love him and admire his strength and loyalty."