We’re all ready for a full slate of playoff matchups in the second round of the playoffs, they’ve led their teams to incredible feats, but after tonight, a few of them will be eliminated. Here’s a quick glance at all of the quarterbacks that remain in the 2016 playoffs:
– Danny Boon, 2017 PSQB, Jesuit, and Jaylin Jackson, 2018 DTQB, Cambridge Christian are a combined 44-2 in their two years starting for their respective sides. Boon finished 12-1 last season for the Tigers and is already 10-0 now, while Jackson is at 12-1 and 9-0. Both offenses flow through those two very well.
– Cade Weldon, 2017 PSQB, Jefferson, has thrown for 2,680 yards in 2016 with 18 touchdowns. He’s been very quiet about it, and even though he does have that stat, the Dragons are 7-3 going into their game with Jesuit tomorrow night. He was 19-of-25 for 329 and two touchdowns against Lakewood last week. His comeback season has been big, a promising sign for University of Miami (FL) fans. Weldon leads Hillsborough County in passing yards, and only Manatee’s AJ Colagiovanni and Palm Harbor University’s Cameron Mouton trail Weldon, but have over 2,000 passing yards.
– Dane Frantzen, 2017 DTQB, Plant, is a candidate for player of the year, no doubt about it. Frantzen has thrown for 1,776 passing yards and has rushed for 1,120, the only quarterback in the Bay Area to have 1,000-plus yards in both categories. Also, he has scored 42 total touchdowns in 2016 (26 passing, 16 rushing).
– Michael Penix Jr,. 2018 DTQB, Tampa Bay Tech, has had a fantastic first year with the Titans. Even though he missed one game due to injury, Penix has still thrown for 30 touchdowns, with only one interception on the entire season.
Quick stats on quarterbacks not mentioned above (with 1,000 or more yards of passing):
– Griffin Alstott, Sr., Northside Christian: 130-of-241, 1,968 yards, 26 TD, 7 INT
– Devin Black, Jr., Armwood: 120-of-202, 1,770 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT
– Austin Day, Sr., Clearwater: 118-of-179, 1,733 yards, 19 TD, 4 INT
– Dalton Jenner, Sr., Victory Christian Academy: 116-of-183, 1,682 yards, 18 TD, 4 INT
– Austin Sessums, Sr., Tampa Catholic: 106-of-158, 1,347 yards, 9 TD, 2 INT
– Trevor Hawks, Sr., River Ridge: 92-of-154, 1,308 yards, 13 TD, 8 INT
– Jakob Parks, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic: 79-of-140, 1,285 yards, 19 TD, 2 INT
– Kevaris Thomas, Jr., Lake Gibson: 106-of-174, 1,211 yards, 11 TD, 3 INT
– Davis Koetter, Sr., Berkeley Prep: 72-of-147, 1,131 yards, 13 TD, 8 INT