Elite 11: Kline vs. Houston for NorCal crown

December, 7, 2011
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSSan Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) QB Zach Kline was recently named the Gatorade State Player of the Year for California.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Football fans in Northern California are sure to take notice of Zach Kline as he has San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) rolling into the NCS D1 championship game set for Saturday. But there is a big obstacle ahead with Kline and San Ramon Valley facing Fab 50 No. 11 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) and fellow Elite 11 quarterback Bart Houston in the title game. De La Salle easily handled San Ramon Valley earlier this year 40-3. With a win, De La Salle will probably advance to California's open division bowl game against Southern California's top team for the third straight year.

See how the rest of the field did this weekend as well as other performances from around the country in the Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Season is complete
Season Totals: 176-of-284 for 2,898 yards, 42 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete
Season Totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Season is complete
Season Totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last Week: 10-of-20 for 185 yards and two touchdowns for a 63-42 win over Parker (San Diego, Calif.), team is 9-3.
Season Totals: 199-of-325 for 2,873 yards, 22 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), CIF San Diego Section D5 State Championship Game.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last Week: Rushed for two touchdowns and completed 4-of-5 passes for 74 yards in a 48-0 win over Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.), team is 11-1.
Season Totals: 83-of-146 for 1,664 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for 13 touchdowns.
This Week: vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Championship Game.

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Season is Complete
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 1,012 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last Week: 17-of-28 for 242 yards and three touchdowns with a rushing score in a 37-21 win over, team is 10-3.
Season Totals: 176-of-260 for 3,043 yards, 32 touchdowns, five interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Next Week: vs. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Championship Game.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Season is complete
Season totals: 226-of-336 for 3,341 yards, 33 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Season is complete.
Season Totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Season is complete
Season totals: 157-of-304 for 2,310 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 6-of-10 for 85 yards and a touchdown for a 23-7 state championship win over Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.), team finished 15-0.
Season totals: 116-of-165 for 1,552 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 14 touchdowns and over 650 yards.
Season is complete

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Season is complete
Season totals: 116-of-187 for 1,845 yards, 24 touchdowns, four interceptions and eleven rushing touchdowns.

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Season is complete
Season totals: 150-of-266 for 2,027, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Season is complete
Season totals: 169-of-270 yards for 3,664 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Season is complete
Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 4-of-7 for 217 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 52 yards and a score in a 51-16 win over Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), team is 12-1.
Season totals: 135-of-218 for 2,118 yards, 24 touchdowns, six interceptions and six rushing touchdowns
Next week: vs. Tesoro (Ranchos Santa Margarita, Calif.), CIF Southern Section Pac5 Championship Game.

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-238 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions and rushed for 1,063 yards and 15 scores.

Elite 11 Alum of the Week
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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSSDSU QB Ryan Lindley at the 2011 Elite 11.
Ryan Lindley, Sr., San Diego State University

San Diego State will be going to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the '66 and '67 seasons largely due to the success and leadership of Lindley. This past weekend, the four year starter led the Aztecs to a 35-28 win over Fresno State with 281 yards passing and leading a fourth quarter comeback to finish the season 8-4. This season Lindley completed 52 percent of his passes for 2,740 yards and 20 touchdowns -- making it three straight years of 20 or more passing scores. The future looks extremely bright for the 6-foot-4, 230-pound quarterback who projects to be a drafted in the early rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Other top performances from around the country:

Nick Boyett, Sr., Salesian (Richmond, Calif.)
Threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-6 win over Healdsburg (Healdsburg, Calif.)
Manny Cortez, Sr., Pennsauken (Pennsauken, N.J.)
16-of-26 for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-34 win over Millville (Millville, N.J.)
Joey Copeland, Sr., Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.)
27-of-45 for 361 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
Fredi Knighten, Sr., Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)
13-of-20 for 319 yards and three touchdowns in a 65-13 win over Pottsville (Pottsville, Ark.)
Jared Goff, Jr., Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
Threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-6 win over Encinal (Alameda, Calif.)
Charlie High, Sr., Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.)
32-of-41 for 476 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Milan (Milan, Tenn.)
Conner Manning, Jr., El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.)
32-of-49 for 458 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-41 win over La Habra (La Habra, Calif.)
Anthony Morales, Sr., Cromwell (Cromwell, Conn.)
17-of-24 for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Northwest Catholic (West Hartford, Conn.)
Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.)
8-of-13 for 322 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Shamokin Area (Coal Township, Pa.)
Jarrett Solomon, Jr., Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
13-of-16 for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Reed (Sparks, Nev.)
Jordan Taylor, Sr., Gilmer (Gilmer, Texas)
46-of-63 for 436 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-35 loss to Argyle (Argyle, Texas)
Tanner Trosin, Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
25-of-41 for 407 yards and four touchdowns ina 39-35 loss to Vacaville (Vacaville, Calif.)
Troy Williams, Jr., Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.)
15-of-23 for 286 and four touchdowns in a 41-7 win over D0rsey (Los Angeles, Calif.)


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Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN

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