Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Elite 11 Tracker: Houston outduels Kline
By Michael White
QB Bart Houston has led the De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Spartans to another California State Bowl Championship game.
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.
Next week's installment of the Elite 11 Tracker will be the final edition of the season and will include updated final stats for all of the Elite 11 QBs and some analysis of this talented class of 2012 signal-callers.
Wisconsin-bound Bart Houston has once again led the De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Spartans to a berth in the open division of the California State Bowl game after another big win over fellow Elite 11 quarterback Zach Kline of San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.).
In the San Diego Section, Shane Dillon had one of his best games of the year, leading Christian (El Cajon, Calif.) to a last-second 32-29 win over Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.) in San Diego's Division V title game. In the game, Dillon became just the 10th player from San Diego to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season.
See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as some strong performances from around the country in this week's 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
Season is complete 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
Season is complete Last week: 13-of-29 for 316 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for a score in a 32-29 win to claim San Diego's D5 Championship over Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), team finished 10-3.
Season totals: 212-of-354 for 3,189 yards, 24 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: Completed 9-of-13 for 188 yards in a 49-13 win over San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) to claim the CIF NCS D1 Championship, team is 12-1.
Season totals: 83-of-146 for 1,664 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions and rushed for 13 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Westlake Village (Westlake Village, Calif.), CIF 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
Season is complete Last week: 19-of-36 for 288 yards and a touchdowns in a 49-13 loss to De La Salle (Concord, Calif. , team finished 10-4.
Season totals: 231-of-366 for 3,609 yards, 35 touchdowns, seven interceptions and eight rushing touchdowns.
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 ten 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
Season is complete Season totals: 116-of-165 for 1,552 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 14 touchdowns and over 650 yards.
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
Season is complete Last week: 12-of-15 for 166 yards in a 27-13 championship game loss to Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), team finished 12-2.
Season totals: 147-of-223 for 2,284 yards, 24 touchdowns, eight interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
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
Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos
You would have to be hiding in a hole not to notice what the former Florida Gator has been doing for the Denver Broncos lately. Just tune into any sports radio show or any ESPN channel and you'll find that he is often the main topic of discussion. It's easy to watch a Broncos game and see his deficiencies as a quarterback, but one has to remember it's only his second year at the highest level and time well tell if he can improve his mechanics and become a more polished passer. The bottom line is that the Broncos are in first place thanks to their 7-1 record since Tebow was named the starter. This weekend will be the toughest test the team has faced since Tebow took over, with a matchup versus the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. It could once again come down to the final minutes, as the Patriots have given up the most fourth-quarter points in the NFL.
Other top performances from around the country
Austin Aune, Sr., Argyle (Argyle, Texas) 20-of-29 for 284 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 24-14 win over Monahans (Monahans, Texas)
Matt Dobson, Sr., North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.) 7-of-9 for 200 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 82 yard and a touchdown in a 69-0 win over Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Justin Jones, Jr., Madison (San Antonio, Texas) 12-of-26 for 287 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 54-35 loss to Hightower (Fort Bend, Texas)
Jacob Guy, Sr., Pasco (Dade City, Fla.) 27-of-38 for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-38 loss to Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.)
Camren Hudge, Sr., Miramar (Miramar, Fla.) 22-of-25 for 244 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-6 win over Columbus (Miami, Fla.)
Wes McQueen, Sr., Melissa (Melissa, Texas) 12-of-22 for 163 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-36 win over Muleshoe (Muleshoe, Texas)
Nic Shimonek, Jr., Mildred (Corsicana, Texas) 28-of-37 for 328 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 35-28 loss to Cisco (Cisco, Texas)
Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.) 24-of-53 for 268 yards and two touchdowns in a 70-14 win over Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)
Brett Stephens, Jr., Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.) 17-of-25 for 246 yards in a championship game win over Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
Alec Werner, Jr., Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) 18-of-28 for 228 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-32 win over Montour (McKees Rock, Pa.)
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