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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Elite 11 Tracker: Mangum and Towles first to 1,000 yards

By Michael White

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Patrick Towles threw for five touchdowns and in four games has yet to throw an interception for Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
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.

The future out in Kentucky is looking bright with the Wildcats off to a 2-1 start and future quarterback Patrick Towles looking like he can be a program changer.  Looking to defend their state championship from a year ago, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.) is off to a 4-0 start behind the stellar play of Towles, who has yet to throw an interception.

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

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Last Week: 14-of-19 for 123 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-20 victory over Lexington (Lexington, Ohio), team is 2-2.
Season Totals: 46-of- 105 for 508 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions.
This week: at Lake (Uniontown, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 13-of-18 for 211 yards and two touchdowns, an interception in a 56-13 victory over Sunnyside (Phoenix, Ariz.).  Rushed for 76 yards and two scores, team is 4-1.
Season totals: 57-of-104 for 892 yards, ten touchdowns and three interceptions.
This week: at McClintock (Tempe, Ariz.)

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted
Last Week: 30-of-42 for 471 yards and three touchdowns leading to a 42-35 win over Benton (Benton, Ark.). Also rushed for a touchdown, team is 3-0.
Season totals: 60-of-84 for 1,045 yards and ten touchdowns and one interception.
This week: vs. Harrison (Harrison, Ark.) Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 9-of-14 for 157 yards and a touchdown passing. Rushed for 101 yards and two scores in a 26-19 victory over Boca Raton (Boca Raton, Fla.), team is 1-2.
Season totals: 27-of-62 for 327 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Rushed for 191 yards and three scores.
Next week: vs. Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: 15-of-29 for 191 yards and an interception in a 48-13 loss to Oakridge School (Arlington, Texas), team is 2-2.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.
This week: at All Saints (Fort Worth, Texas)

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last week: 18-of-27 for 364 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in a 34-12 victory over Verbum Dei (Los Angeles), team is 2-1.
Season Totals: 50-of-82 for 700 yards, five touchdowns, five interceptions and one rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Brawley (Brawley, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 5-of-12 for 55 yards in a 35-0 victory over St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.), team is 2-0.
Season totals: 9-of-23 for 124 yards and one touchdown and three interceptions.
Next week: at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 8-of-14 for 218 yards and two scores passing with another 91 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, leading to a 34-20 victory over Canisius (Buffalo, N.Y.), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 39-of-63 for 641 yards and eight touchdowns.  Rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns.
Next week: at Central Mountain (Mill Hall, Pa.)

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 13-of-17 for 228 yards and two touchdowns passing while rushing for a score in a 60-20 victory over New Albany (New Albany, Ind.), team is 4-1.
Season totals: 53-of-101 for 991 yards and 11 touchdowns with one interception, four rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Floyd Central (Floyds Knobs, Ind.)

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: Idle, team is 1-1
Season totals: 37-of-56 for 495 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Next week: at Washington (Fremont, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 12-of-25 for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-24 victory over Juanita (Kirkland, Wash.), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 57-of-104 for 687 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.  Has rushed for 280 yards and seven scores.
Next week: at Interlake (Bellevue, Wash.)

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 17-of-22 for 293 yards and four touchdowns leading to a 58-7 route of Boise (Boise, Idaho), team is 3-0.
Season totals: 70-of-103 for 1,019 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Next week: vs. Centennial (Boise, Idaho)

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 10-of-20 for 111 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a rushing touchdown for a 26-14 victory over Central (Andover, Kan.), team is 3-0.
Season totals: 43-of-73 for 723 yards, seven touchdowns, two interceptions and two rushing scores.
Next week: at Goddard (Goddard, Kan.)

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 15-of-19 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 28-9 victory over Cherokee Trail (Aurora, Col.), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 49-of-69 for 543 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Next week: at Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Col.)

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 9-of-20 for 148 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  Added 48 yards and three touchdowns rushing in a 28-7 victory over Columbus Grove (Columbus Grove, Ohio), team is 4-0.
Season Totals: 43-of-76 for 678 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions passing. Has rushed for over 100 yards and seven touchdowns.
This week: at Jefferson (Delphos, Ohio)

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 14-of-19 for 197 yards and three touchdowns leading to a 48-13 victory over Wekiva (Apopka, Fla.), team is 3-0.
Season totals: 34-of-67 for 556 yards, eight touchdowns and an interception.
Next week: vs. McAthur (Hollywood, Fla.)

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: idle, team is 1-3.
Season totals: 53-of-83 for 655 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions with five rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Boone County (Florence, Kent.)

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 4-of-9 for 59 yards and two touchdowns in a 69-6 win over Heritage (Maryville, Tenn.), team is 4-0.
Season totals: 39-of-51 for 466 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.
This week: vs. Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: 23-of-34 for 161 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 55-6 loss to Coeur d’Alene (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 46-of-71 for 650 yards, nine touchdowns, one interception and four rushing touchdowns.
This week: at Christian Brothers (Sacramento, Calif.)

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 14-of-24 for 242 yards, two touchdowns and three touchdowns in a 27-24 to Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), team is 1-1.
Season totals: 28-of-44 for 381 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
This week: at Newbury Park (Newbury Park, Calif.)

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 13-of-26 for 255 yards and five touchdowns during a 71-8 route of Mason County (Marysville, Kent.), team is 4-0.
Season totals: 52-of-97 for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns.
This week: at Covington Catholic (Park Hills, Kent.)

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Last Week: 8-of-14 for 140 yards with a rushing touchdown in a 31-24 defeat of Walker Valley (Cleveland, Tenn.), team is 2-3.
Season totals: 56-of-105 for 747 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: at Red Blank (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 15-of-22 for 159 yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a 58-7 victory over La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.), team is 3-0.
Season Totals: 35-of-54 for 484 yards, six touchdowns, one interception and two rushing touchdowns.
Next week: at Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 15-of-19 for 202 yards and two touchdowns passing. Rushed for 100 yards and two scores in 48-14 win over McAdory (McCalla, Ala.)
Season totals: 62-of-92 for 880 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions passing.  Has rushed for 378 yards and seven touchdowns.
This week: vs. Shades Valley (Birmingham, Ala.)



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Geno Smith at the 2008 Elite 11
Elite 11 Alum of the Week:
Geno Smith, West Virginia
Coming into the season, there were some high expectations for the junior quarterback being viewed as a preseason Heisman Candidate sleeper. The former Elite 11 signal caller seems to be adapting very well to the new high-octane offense first year head coach Dana Holgorsen brought with him from Oklahoma State. This past weekend the Mountaineers stayed undefeated with a 37-31 win over Maryland behind Smith’s career day, as the Miramar (Miramar, Fla.) product went 36-of-49 for 388 yards with one touchdown pass. A big test looms for the Mountaineers this weekend when No. 2 LSU comes to town. With a victory and another big game, Smith could certainly earn more national recognition and potentially a spot on the various Heisman watch lists.



Other top performances from around the country:
Parker Ash, Sr., Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
18-of-40 for 327 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 33-31 win over Dallas Christian (Dallas, Texas)
Jon Banyasz, Sr., Columbia (Columbia Station, Ohio)
25-of-39 for 426 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-35 loss to Wellington (Wellington, Ohio)
Max Browne, Jr., Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
40-of-53 for 459 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in a 56-46 loss to Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
Sam Brown, Sr., Jackson (Mill Creek, Wash.)
33-of-44 passes for 314 yards and two scores in a 34-30 win over Snohomish (Snohomish, Wash.)
Chad Chalich, Sr., Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)
23-of-28 for 258 yards and four touchdowns for a 55-6 win over Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Braden Copus, Sr., Borah (Boise, Idaho)
19-of-33 for 422 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-36 loss to Meridian (Meridian, Idaho)
Drew Davis, Sr., East (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
37-of-52 for 488 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-49 win over Jordan (Durham, N.C.)
Zach Folsom, Sr., Cook (Adel, Ga.)
20-of-36 for 332 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-22 win over Crisp County (Cordele, Ga.)
Blake Gimbel, Jr., Marshalltown (Marshalltown, Iowa)
42-of-62 for 562 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-41 win over Sioux City (Sioux City, Iowa)
Austin Henyon, Jr., Trinity Valley School (Fort Worth, Texas)
21-of-41 for 414 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in a 30-0 win over Brook Hill (Bullard, Texas)
Zach Howell, Jr., Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
24-of-40 for 274 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-12 win over Oskaloosa (Oskaloosa, Kan.)
Cody Marvel, Jr., D’Evelyn (Denver, Col.)
24-of-35 for 445 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Summitt (Frisco, Col.)
Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
33-of-53 for 480 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in a 34-7 win over Shawnee (Lima, Ohio)
Nick McCarty, Sr., Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, La.)
37-of-55 for 569 yards and six touchdowns in a 69-48 loss to Carencro (Lafayette, La.)
Terrian Page, Jr., Taylorsville (Taylorsville, Miss.)
24-of-37 for 422 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Greene County (Leakesville, Miss.)
Tommy Pistone, Sr., Yuma Catholic (Yuma, Ariz.)
26-of-39 for 487 yards and five touchdowns in a 57-21 win over Wickenburg (Wickenburg, Ariz.)
R.J. Noel, Sr., Lowell (Lowell, Mass.)
34-of-63 for 519 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-41 loss to South (Nashua, N.H.)
Chad Olson, Sr., Thurston (Springfield, Ore.)
26-of-38 for 369 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 46-27 win over Crater (Central Point, Ore.)
Paris Penn, Sr., Grant (Portland, Ore.)
13-of-19 with 315 yards passing and one touchdown through the air and added 18 carries for 142 yards and two scores on the ground. In a 51-27 win over Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.)
Ethan Rutter, Sr., Edgewood (Edgewood, Texas)
27-of-48 for 429 yards and six touchdowns in a 46-43 loss to Caddo Mills (Norman, Ark.)
Ty Ryans, Jr., Cherokee (Rogersville, Tenn.)
25-of-37 for 425 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-42 loss to Morristown-Hamblen East (Morristown, Tenn.)
Tanner Trosin, Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
34-of-49 for 601 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in a 49-46 win over Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.)
Caleb Upton, Sr., Cathedral (Natchez, Miss.)
26-of-50 for 532 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-33 win over Stringer (Stringer, Miss.)
Eman Westmoreland, Jr., Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
32-of-47 for 566 yards and six touchdowns in a 63-55 loss to South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.)
Dalyn Williams, Sr., Lake Dallas (Lake Dallas, Texas)
18-of-25 for 380 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-22 win over Sherman (Sherman, Texas)
Aaron Zwahlen, Jr., Downey (Modesto, Calif.)
30-of-48 for 467 yards and five touchdowns in a 58-50 win over Modesto Christian (Modesto, Calif.)

To submit a quarterback’s statistics for inclusion on the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB Tracker or to inquire about the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB events, email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com or Michael White at michael.white@espn.com.