High-SchoolFootball: Maty Mauk

Elite 11 Tracker: Lessons learned

December, 21, 2011
12/21/11
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Quarterback is widely regarded as the toughest position not just in football, but in all of sports. Success under center requires a rare blend of physical prowess, character and courage. While there are certainly 11 players contributing to every play, if there is one position in this ultimate team sport that demands decisive leadership on every snap, it's at QB.

With the specificity and importance of the position in mind, the Elite 11 regional camps and week-long final event seek to gather the best incoming senior prep quarterbacks in the country every spring and summer in order to teach and test these talented signal-callers with the best coaching and competition available. In 2011, the 13th year of the Elite 11 QB competition, a supremely talented crop of 24 quarterbacks was fielded.

ESPNHS spoke with some of the elite arms that made it to the campus of Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. this past July for the event finals about their experiences during the Elite 11 process and how it prepared them for their senior seasons and propelled their games to another level.

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Johnathan Gray named Mr. Football USA

December, 21, 2011
12/21/11
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This year's recipient of the Mr. Football USA award, the title bestowed upon the nation's most outstanding on-field player each fall by ESPNHS, reminds us a lot of last year's winner, probably because it's the same player. Tailback Johnathan Gray of Aledo (Texas) was the first junior to ever win the award in 2010 and is once again ESPNHS's selection as Mr. Football USA.

"I'm blessed with the family, coaches and teammates that have helped me get to where I am," said Gray. "I'd never be capable of doing this by myself, and I'd like to think that we won this together and that it's our honor together. It's a team game and in order to have success it requires a team effort."

Gray can now be considered the Archie Griffin of the award, becoming the first player to earn the distinction twice. Mr. Football USA dates back to 1970 and Gray is joined by four other Lone Star State running backs -- Earl Campbell (1973), Billy Sims (1974), Eric Dickerson (1978) and Cedric Benson (2000) -- to have been awarded the coveted honor.

His statistical success is undoubtedly the stuff of legend, but it has translated well into the win column as well. In Aledo's third straight state title win, a 49-28 victory over Manvel (Texas), Gray scored his 205th career touchdown, becoming high school's all-time career touchdown leader, surpassing former Michigan star Mike Hart in the process. In last year's state title victory over La Marque (Texas), Gray scored eight times, setting a Texas state championship record.

In front of every great back are the linemen who sacrifice to create the lanes and holes, and Gray is grateful for what his crew has done for him over the years.

"My O-line guys tell me, 'If I'm gonna block for you, you might as well go ahead and score, man,'" said Gray. "I tell them, 'You go get that 'backer and I'll get in for you.' Those guys work really hard and a lot of my success and our team's success is thanks to them."

Adding to his already gaudy résumé entering this season, Gray amassed 65 rushing touchdowns for Aledo this year and finished second all-time in points scored for a career (1,232), just 14 points shy of Hart. He finished his career with a yardage total that resembles the tally of a storied NFL career, with 10,908 yards on the ground, placing him as the No. 3 rusher in high school football history. With five receiving scores this season, his total of 70 touchdowns left him just one shy of the national single-season record for all-purpose touchdowns, held by T.A. McLendon of Albemarle (N.C.), who scored 71 touchdowns in 2001. Gray extended his state career record of 100-yard rushing games to 51.

You get the idea. The numbers are incredible and indelible, all while winning three straight state titles in the competitive climate of Texas high school football.

"You are always going to look back at these days and wish you could play high school football again," said Gray. "Especially playing in Texas, where football is just amazing and so important to people. Winning three straight championships is just so hard to do, and on top of that to have this honor is just another great blessing."

2011 Mr. Football USA -- RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)

Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried the ball 30 times for 241 yards and one memorable and record-setting touchdown in Aledo's championship victory.
Season totals: 346 carries for 3,905 rushing yards and 65 rushing touchdowns, 28 catches for 567 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo went 14-2 and ended up No. 45 in the final POWERADE FAB 50 ballot of the season.

The Other Mr. Football USA Finalists

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.
Recap: Green-Beckham established a new national record for receiving yards this season to cap an incredible prep career. Having overcome serious off-field obstacles makes his storied career and the record production that much more impressive. The chase for a commitment continues into the winter for the star wideout, who remains undecided for the next level.

RB Randy "Duke" Johnson, Miami Norland (Miami)
Last week: Johnson, a Miami recruit, led FAB 50 No. 7 Norland to its first state title since 2002 with 266 total yards and five touchdowns in a 38-0 drubbing of Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.) in the Class 5A state championship game. The dynamic back compiled more than 700 rushing yards and scored 11 times in the past three playoff wins.
Season totals: 208 carries for 1,957 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns, 14 receptions for 232 receiving yards and three touchdowns, three kickoff returns and one punt return for scores; team finished 14-0.
Recap: Johnson may not have the gaudy season totals like some others on this list, as he missed one game to suspension and one other to injury this fall, but there's no doubt he's the most explosive offensive player in Florida and carried Norland to its first state crown in nearly a decade. The proud "U" commit also overcame significant off-field adversity on the road to personal and team success and will keep ACC defenders busy for the next several years.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Season Totals: 382 of 556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.
Recap: Mauk, a Missouri recruit, finished his astounding prep career with national career records in passing yards (18,932), touchdown passes (219), completions (1,353), attempts (2,110) and total yards (22,681), all while passing his older brother Ben for several of these distinctions.

ATH Davonte' Neal, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Season Totals: 100 carries for 1,317 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, 62 receptions for 1,113 yards and 14 touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns and two punt return scores, recorded 31 tackles on defense; team finished 14-1 and is No. 22 in the FAB 50.
Recap: A truly dynamic talent with considerable contributions all over the field, there's little Neal can't do on the gridiron. Like Green-Beckham, Neal remains a coveted recruit who has yet to commit to his college of choice.

QB Patrick Towles, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Season Complete

Season Totals: 181-of-279 for 3,820 yards, 42 touchdowns and one interception, with 589 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns; team finished 15-0 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.
Recap: The 6-foot-6 signal-caller led his team to a dominating season that saw them set state records with 849 points, 121 touchdowns and 7,516 total yards. Highlands won the Class 4A crown while outscoring five playoff victims 263-76. A Kentucky recruit, Towles was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year.

RB Trey Williams, Dekaney (Houston)
Last week: This year marked the first time the Wildcats ever made the state playoffs and Dekaney, fueled by Williams' 197 rushing yards and three touchdowns, upset FAB 50 No. 14 Steele (Cibolo, Texas) 34-14 in the Class 5A Division II state championship game.
Season totals: The Texas A&M commit ran for 3,884 yards and 48 touchdowns on 427 carries, caught two touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a score. Team finished 14-2 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.
Recap: The state title run proved even more impressive given that Dekaney fielded its first varsity team in 2008. Williams put together one of the best seasons in the history of Texas high school football and would assuredly get more shine if not for the epic accomplishments of his in-state peer Gray.

National POY Watch: Jameis Winston
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSJameis Winston earned Elite 11 co-MVP honors this summer.
QB Jameis Winston, Hueytown (Ala.)
Season Totals: 163-of-234 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions, 1,063 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, one touchdown reception; team finished 13-1.
Recap: The top QB in the nation and Elite 11 co-MVP is a brilliant athlete with legitimate professional potential in baseball. The versatile and affable Winston will take his talents to Tallahassee and pursue both sports at Florida State.

ESPNHS Mr. Football USA
Players of the Year (All-Time List)


2011 – Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas) RB
2010 – Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas) RB (Jr.)
2009 – Dillon Baxter, Mission Bay (San Diego) QB-RB
2008 – Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) QB
2007 – Jacory Harris, Northwestern (Miami) QB
2006 – Darren Evans, Warren Central (Indianapolis) FB
2005 – Matthew Stafford, Highland Park (Dallas) QB
2004 – Chase Daniel, Carroll (Southlake, Texas) QB
2003 – Jeff Byers, Loveland (Loveland, Colo.) OL-DL
2002 – Chris Leak, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) QB
2001 – Vince Young, Madison (Houston) QB
2000 – Cedric Benson, Robert E. Lee (Midland, Texas) RB
1999 – D.J. Williams, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) RB-LB
1998 – J.R. House, Nitro (Nitro, W. Va.) QB
1997 – Ronald Curry, Hampton (Va.) QB-RB
1996 – Travis Henry, Frostproof (Fla.) RB
1995 – Tim Couch, Leslie County (Hyden, Ky.) QB
1994 – Chris Redman, Male (Louisville, Ky.) QB
1993 – Peyton Manning, Newman (New Orleans) QB
1992 – James Allen, Wynnewood (Okla.) RB
1991 – Steven Davis, Spartanburg (S.C.) RB
1990 – Derrick Brooks, Washington (Pensacola, Fla.) LB
1989 – Robert Smith, Euclid (Ohio) RB
1988 – Terry Kirby, Tabb (Va.) RB
1987 – Carl Pickens, Murphy (N.C.) WR
1986 – Emmitt Smith, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) RB
1985 – Jeff George, Warren Central (Indianapolis) QB
1984 – Andre Rison, Northwestern (Flint, Mich.) WR-DB
1983 – Chris Spielman, Washington (Massillon, Ohio) LB
1982 – Rod Woodson, Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) WR-DB
1981 – Marcus Dupree, Philadelphia (Miss.) RB
1980 – Bill Fralic, Penn Hills (Pittsburgh) OL
1979 – Herschel Walker, Johnson County (Wrightsville, Ga.) RB
1978 – Eric Dickerson, Sealy (Sealy) RB
1977 – Marcus Allen, Lincoln (San Diego) QB-RB
1976 – Freeman McNeil, Banning (Wilmington, Calif.) RB
1975 – Charles White, San Fernando (San Fernando, Calif.) RB
1974 – Billy Sims, Hooks (Hooks, Texas) RB
1973 – Earl Campbell, John Tyler (Tyler, Texas) RB
1972 – Tony Dorsett, Hopewell (Aliquippa, Pa.) RB
1971 – Dave Logan, Wheat Ridge (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) WR
1970 – Pat Haden, Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) QB

Brian Stumpf, Mark Tennis and Doug Huff of ESPNHS and Randy Jennings of ESPN Dallas contributed to this article.

Mr. Football USA Week 16 Tracker

December, 13, 2011
12/13/11
12:23
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Johnathan GrayTravis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comJohnathan Gray of Aledo (Texas) is the first-ever two-time Mr. Football USA.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

This week's edition marks the final installment of the regular season, with the winner of the annual honor to be announced next week. Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA.

THE FAVORITES

RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)
Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA tied Mike Hart's all-time national career touchdown record of 204 with five scores in Aledo's 68-28 destruction of Corsicana (Corsicana, Texas) in a Class 4A Division II semifinal. Gray ran 22 times for 218 yards and also caught one pass for 36 yards in the win.
Season totals: 317 carries for 3,653 rushing yards and 64 rushing touchdowns, 23 catches for 494 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo is 13-2.
Stock – Up: Just one more trip into the end zone in this Saturday's state title game versus Manvel (Manvel, Texas) will make Gray the all-time leading touchdown scorer in high school football history. In last year's state title victory over La Marque (La Marque, Texas), Gray scored eight times, setting a new high for Texas title games.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 382 of 556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.

ON THE RADAR

ATH Davonte Neal, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 100 carries for 1,317 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, 62 receptions for 1,113 yards and 14 touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns and two punt return scores, recorded 31 tackles on defense; team finished 14-1 and is No. 22 in the FAB 50.

QB Patrick Towles, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 181 of 279 for 3,820 yards, 42 touchdowns and one interception, with 589 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns; team finished 15-0 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.

RB Trey Williams, Dekaney (Houston)
Last week: Williams' remarkable playoff run continued Saturday, as he scorched Timberview (Mansfield, Texas) for 281 yards and six touchdowns on 31 carries as Dekaney cruised to a spot in the 5A Division II state final with a 56-19 rout.
Season totals: 402 carries for 3,687 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns with two receiving touchdowns and a kickoff return score; team is 13-2.
Stock – Up: The Texas A&M commit has led Dekaney, a school that had never won a playoff game before this current run, to a berth in the state championship. Dekaney takes on FAB 50 No. 14 Steele (Cibolo, Texas) on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.

QB Jameis Winston, Hueytown (Ala.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 163 of 234 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions, 1,063 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, one touchdown reception; team finished 13-1.

MOVING ONTO THE TRACKER

RB Randy "Duke" Johnson, Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.)
Last week:
Johnson, a Miami recruit, led FAB 50 No. 8 Norland back from a 20-0 deficit to top Palmetto (Palmetto, Fla.) 35-27 in the Class 5A state semis, rushing 27 times for 375 yards and three touchdowns. He's compiled over 600 yards and six scores in the past two playoff games.
Season totals: 187 carries for 1,957 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns, 11 receptions for 178 receiving yards and three touchdowns, two kickoff returns and one punt return score; team is 13-0.
Stock – Up: Johnson may not have the gaudy season totals like some others on this list, as he's missed one game to suspension and one other to injury this fall, but there's no doubt he's the most explosive offensive player in Florida and has carried Norland through the playoffs and into the state final. The Vikings take on Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.) on Friday afternoon in the title game.

Disagree with this list or have suggestions/comments about who should be added for consideration? Email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com, hit him up on Twitter - @BrianStumpfESPN or post in the comments section below.

Mr. Football USA Week 15 Tracker

December, 6, 2011
12/06/11
12:26
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Johnathan GrayTravis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comAledo (Texas) running back Johnathan Gray is the first two-time Mr. Football USA in the long history of the honor.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders and examine some of the new names who are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES

RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)
Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 18 times for 195 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown run on his first carry, as Aledo avenged an earlier 48-47 loss to Stephenville (Texas) by whipping the Yellow Jackets 33-0. Gray was ejected in the third quarter, however, as he uncharacteristically drew two unsportsmanlike penalties.
Season totals: 295 carries for 3,435 yards and 59 rushing touchdowns, 22 catches for 458 yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo is 12-2.
Stock – Same: Gray is now five touchdowns and 50 points behind the all-time high school leader in these two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). It was surprising that Gray drew the unsportsmanlike penalties last week, but probably speaks more to how keyed-up Aledo was to get another shot at a Stephenville team that had stunned them earlier in the year.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Last week: Mauk is the national all-time high school leader in passing yards and touchdowns, but his career came to a bitter end Saturday as Mauk was once again denied an ever-elusive state title. Norwayne (Creston, Ohio) topped Kenton 48-42. Mauk went down with guns blazing, completing 27-of-50 passes for 421 yards, with five touchdowns and three interceptions, while also rushing 22 times for 50 yards and a score.
Season Totals: 382-of-556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.
Stock – Slightly Down: Mauk passed for more yards and touchdowns than any quarterback in high school history, but his chances for this award hinged more on those big numbers accounting for a championship, and unfortunately Kenton came up one game short.

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Mr. Football USA Week 14 Tracker

November, 29, 2011
11/29/11
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One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES

RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 20 times for 303 yards and three touchdowns as Aledo routed Canyon Randall (Amarillo, Texas) 42-14 in a Class 4A playoff game.
Season totals: 278 carries for 3,252 yards and 59 touchdowns rushing, 22 catches for 472 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 11-2.
Stock – Up: Gray is now six touchdowns and 56 points behind the all-time high school leader in these two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). Gray and Aledo get a chance to avenge one of their two regular season losses this week versus Stephenville (Stephenville, Texas) in a 4A quarterfinal on Saturday.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
This week: The national all-time high school leader in passing yards and touchdowns completed 26-of-39 passes for 408 yards with four touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for 54 yards and a score in a 36-6 win over Clinton-Massie (Clarksville, Ohio).
Season Totals: 355 of 506 for 4,992 yards and 63 touchdowns with 13 interceptions, 219 carries for 1,718 yards and 23 touchdowns; team is 14-0
Stock – Slightly Up: Mauk and Kenton now face Norwayne (Creston, Ohio) in the Division IV state title game this Saturday and the Missouri commit has the chance to turn all of his statistical achievement into a championship, which would be a tremendous finish to his brilliant career.

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Mr. Football USA Week 13 Tracker

November, 22, 2011
11/22/11
5:27
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One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES
RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 34 times for 321 yards and five touchdowns as Aledo routed Mansfield Summit (Mansfield, Texas) 59-23 in a Class 4A playoff game.
Season totals: 258 carries for 2,949 yards and 56 touchdowns rushing, 21 catches for 457 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 10-2
Stock – Up: Gray is now 9 touchdowns and 74 points behind the all-time high school leaders in those two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). In addition he became the third Texas player to top 10,000 career rushing yards in the win over Mansfield Summit. Aledo continues its postseason Friday with Canyon Randall (Amarillo, Texas).

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
This week: The national all-time high school leader in passing yards and touchdowns completed 13-of-20 passes for 97 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while also rushing 18 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns in a narrow 30-28 win over defending Division IV state champion Bishop Hartley (Columbus, Ohio).
Season Totals: 329-of-467 for 4,584 yards and 59 touchdowns with 12 interceptions, 208 carries for 1,664 yards and 22 touchdowns; team is 13-0
Stock – Same: Mauk was held under 300 yards passing for a second-straight week but was still able to lead his team to the win by using his legs. Kenton next faces Norwayne (Creston, Ohio) in a Division IV state semifinal.

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Mr. Football USA Week 12 Tracker

November, 15, 2011
11/15/11
11:49
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Kelvin TaylorTom Hauck/ESPNHSGlades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.) junior Kelvin Taylor broke Emmitt's Smith career state rushing record Friday with a 388-yard, six-touchdown performance.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES
RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 27 times for 198 yards and three touchdowns while also totaling 39 yards on three receptions as Aledo routed Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas) 59-10 in a Class 4A playoff game.
Season totals: 224 carries for 2,628 yards and 51 touchdowns rushing, 21 catches for 457 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 9-2
Stock – Same: Gray is now 14 touchdowns and 104 points behind the all-time high school leaders in those two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). Aledo continues its postseason Thursday with Mansfield Summit (Arlington, Texas).

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
This week: The nation’s No. 1 ranked WR by ESPNU had his high school career come to a shocking end on Friday, as he caught seven passes for 57 yards in a 49-0 loss to Webb City (Webb City, Mo.).
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2
Stock – Slightly Down: Green-Beckham was held in check as Hillcrest was pounded in a Class 4 state quarterfinal. His individual numbers on the season remain staggering, however.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
This week: With the passing game relatively shutdown (Mauk completed 15-of-27 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions), the senior Missouri-recruit took to the ground Friday night, rushing 26 times for 211 yards and three scores in a 32-22 win over Genoa Area (Genoa, Ohio).
Season Totals: 316-of-447 for 4,487 yards and 58 touchdowns with 10 interceptions, 190 carries for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns; team is 12-0
Stock – Same: Mauk, high school football's all-time career passing leader, showed the ability to win games with his legs as well on Friday. The win sets up a showdown with defending Division IV state champion Bishop Hartley (Columbus, Ohio) in a state quarterfinal this week.

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Elite 11 Tracker: Patti Steps Up

November, 9, 2011
11/09/11
1:59
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSBoise State commit Nick Patti set two school records this past weekend leading Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) to a win.
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.

Unfortunately this past weekend was not the best of weekends for a few of the Elite 11 quarterbacks as Zeke Pike, Tyler Matthews and Tyler O’Connor all saw their high school career come to an end with first round playoffs losses. Things got even worse for recent SMU commit Neil Burcham, who saw his senior season come a sudden end with a torn ACL.

The best performance comes from Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) quarterback Nick Patti who set two school records, one for completions (21) and touchdown passes (5) in a win on senior night.

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
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight interceptions.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 19-of-23 for 399 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in a 62-0 win over Gila Ridge (Yuma, Ariz.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 143-of-228 for 2.360 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.
This week: vs. Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.), 2nd Round Arizona DII playoffs.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Last Week: 15-of-23 for 200 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 37-26 loss Vilonia (Vilonia, Ark.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467 yards, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: vs. Arkadelphia (Arkadelphia, Ark.), first round Arkansas 5A state playoffs.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 17-of-38 for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-21 loss to Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.), team is 3-6.
Season totals: 78-of-169 for 1,279 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 400 yards and five scores.
Next week: at Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.)

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: 17-of-39 for 203 yards, one touchdown and an interception plus a rushing score in a 24-21 win over La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.), team is 6-3.
Season totals: 171-of-272 for 2,210 yards, 16 touchdowns, eight interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: at Bishop’s (La Jolla, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 5-of-6 for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Granada (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 59-of-110 for 1,225 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
Next week: vs. California (San Ramon, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: First round playoff bye, team is 7-2.
Season totals: 164-of-261 for 2,529 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rushed for ten touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Canisus (Buffalo, N.Y.), MMAA State semifinals.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 8-of-16 for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-12 win over Franklin County (Brookville, Ind.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 108-of-196 for 2,127 yards and 25 touchdowns with three interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Evansville Central (Evansville, Ind.), quarterfinal of state 4A playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 13-of-15 for 280 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-20 win over Livermore (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 140-of-203 for 2,225 yards, 25 touchdowns, three interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 14-of-27 for 202 yards and three touchdowns with 84 yards rushing in a 21-14 win over Ferndale (Ferndale, Wash.).
Season totals: 130-of-237 for 1,851 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Meadowdale (Lynwood, Wash.), second round of Washington 3A state playoffs.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 11-of-16 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-7 win over Lake City (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 210-of-308 for 3,016 yards, 29 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Highland (Pocatello, Idaho), second round Idaho 5A playoffs.

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Mr. Football USA Week 11 Tracker

November, 8, 2011
11/08/11
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Maty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio) holds two national passing records.Danny Vega/ESPNHSMaty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio) holds two national passing records.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES
RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 16 times for 189 yards and four touchdowns while also totaling 72 yards on two receptions in Aledo's 59-14 rout of Brewer (Fort Worth, Texas).
Season totals: 197 carries for 2,430 yards and 48 touchdowns rushing, 18 catches for 418 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 8-2
Stock – Same: Gray is now 17 touchdowns and 122 points behind the all-time high school leaders in those two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). Aledo opens its postseason Thursday with Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas) on Thursday, hoping for a third straight state title.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
This week: The nation’s No. 1 ranked WR by ESPNU had his lowest yardage-total of the year Friday night, catching six passes for just 63 yards but two scores, also rushing for 22 yards as Hillcrest won its first round playoff encounter with St. Clair (St. Clair, Mo.) 42-14.
Season Totals: 104 catches for 2,049 yards and 23 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team is 10-1
Stock – Same: Green-Beckham has reached two pretty lofty landmark this fall with 100+ catches and now 2,000+ receiving yards.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
This week: Mauk had perhaps the greatest game in his illustrious career Friday, completing 27-of-29 passes for 504 yards and a state-record nine touchdowns, while also rushing for 85 yards in a 74-22 destruction of Wellington (Wellington, Ohio) in a Division IV opening round playoff game.
Season Totals: 301-of-420 for 4,248 yards and 57 touchdowns with eight interceptions, 164 carries for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns; team is 11-0
Stock – Up: Mauk surpassed his older brother Ben’s national record of 17,364 passing yards on his third completion of the game, and now holds that mark with 17,700 yards and counting. Mauk also holds national records for attempts, completions and touchdown passes.

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Maty Mauk sets all-time passing record

November, 6, 2011
11/06/11
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The U.S. record for career passing yards remains in the Mauk family of Kenton, Ohio, but there's a new first name on top of the list.

Maty Mauk, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior for the Kenton Wildcats, shattered the record Saturday night held by his brother Ben, a current Wildcats assistant coach under head coach and father Mike Mauk. Ben Mauk, who later played for Wake Forest and the University of Cincinnati, ended his Kenton career in 2002 with 17,364 passing yards.

Maty Mauk, a University of Missouri commit, completed his first 19 passes and connected on 27 of 29 for 507 yards and an Ohio state record-tying nine TD passes in three quarters of a 74-22 opening round Division iV playoff victory over visiitng Wellington (Ohio), according to Kenrick Jesionowski of the Kenton Times. Kenton improved to 11-0 and Wellington ended its season at 7-4.

When Mauk, who also rushed for 80 yards, exited the game, the Wildcats led 62-22. Mauk's 507-yard game pushed his four-year total to a record 17,770 yards and counting (all-time passing leaders). The younger Mauk already has the most touchdown passes in American high school football history, with 208.

It's worth noting that Mauk set the all-time passing record at the high school level on the same night that Houston's Case Keenum established a mark at the NCAA level. The Cougars QB also holds the NCAA career passing touchdowns record.

If Kenton advances to the state final, Mauk would have four more games.

Mr. Football USA Week 10 Tracker

November, 1, 2011
11/01/11
6:38
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Mike DavisTom Hauck/ESPNHSFlorida-bound RB Mike Davis of Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) had another big game last week, rushing for 246 yards and two scores.
One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES
RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The nation's top-rated running back in the updated ESPNU 150, Gray carried 31 times for 265 yards and seven touchdowns in Aledo's ESPNU-televised 67-42 shootout win over Birdville (North Richland Hills, Texas).
Season totals: 181 carries for 2,241 yards and 44 touchdowns rushing, 16 catches for 346 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 7-2
Stock – Up: Gray’s big night on TV made him the second all-time leading scorer in the history of high school football, passing former N.C. State RB T.A. McLendon. He is now 21 touchdowns and 146 points behind the all-time high school leaders in those two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). A deep playoff run including more performances like this past week puts those numbers within striking distance, considering Gray has already scored 48 times through nine games this fall.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
This week: The nation’s No. 1 ranked WR by ESPNU had his ninth 100-yard game of the year Friday, catching 11 passes for a whopping 303 yards and four touchdowns in Hillcrest's 35-7 win over Republic (Republic, Mo.).
Season Totals: 98 catches for 1,985 yards and 21 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team is 9-1
Stock – Up: Green-Beckham is now the all-time leading receiver in high school football history at 6,110 yards and counting, breaking the previous record held by former Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) WR Abram Booty.

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Mauk gets closer, but no record yet

October, 29, 2011
10/29/11
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Maty Mauk will have to wait until next week’s Ohio state playoffs begin before replacing his brother, Ben, as the all-time U. S. record-holder for career passing yards.

Mauk, a senior who has committed to Missouri, didn’t get the record, but was happy regardless after leading Kenton (Kenton, Ohio) Friday night to a 52-32 victory over host Wapakoneta (Wapakoneta, Ohio) in a regular season finale match-up teams with 9-0 records.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior quarterback needed 443 yards to break his brother's standard of 17,364 yards. According to Wapakoneta Daily-News sports editor John Hullinger, Mauk passed for 286 yards and five scores on 28-of-40 aerials and also rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns.

Official totals from the school won’t come until Sunday when coach Mike Mauk, Maty’s father, breaks it down on film, but it’s clear that Ben still holds the yardage record.

Mauk will probably break the mark when Ohio playoffs start next weekend. Pairings will be announced Sunday. Kenton (10-0) is top-ranked in Division IV.

Unofficially, Mauk's totals for the regular season were 274 of 401 passes for 3,689 yards and 48 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,220 yards and 14 scores.

On Friday, Mauk padded his national record career TD pass total to 199 and counting. His career passing total is 17,208 yards (again, not official yet pending film review).

Rewriting History: Record books under assault

October, 27, 2011
10/27/11
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Maty MaukDany Vega/ESPNHSMaty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio) is looking to pass his brother Ben's national record for most career passing yards.
Each weekend in high school football sees players across the country set school records and personal bests. Every so often special performances and career accomplishments lead to rewrites in league and state record books. But this coming weekend of football has the potential to be special, as four major national milestones could be set.

A player from Missouri and a player committed to the University of Missouri could both be holding new national prep football records by Friday night.

On Thursday night at Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.), senior wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is expected to break the career pass receiving yardage record in the early going of his team’s home game against Republic (Mo.).

Then on Friday, it may take some doing, but it is possible that senior quarterback Maty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio), who committed to Missouri last summer, could surpass the career passing yardage record held by Ben Mauk, his older brother.

Thursday also could be special for those who follow national football records because Texas running back Johnathan Gray in nearing the No. 2 all-time total on the national career scoring list and is likely to tie or surpass the second-highest career total for touchdowns scored by a non-QB. Meanwhile, a Louisiana coach , J.T. Curtis, could become just the second high school coach to win as many as 500 games with a win on Thursday night (all-time coaching wins list).

Career Pass Receiving Yards: Dorial Green-Beckham

It’s been clear since the beginning of the season that the 6-foot-6, 220-pound superstar senior was going to surpass the national record of 5,867 receiving yards set in 1996 by Abram Booty of Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.). Now, he's just 62 yards away from setting the record.

In the first game of the season, Green-Beckham had 18 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns. He later had a game of 13 catches for 354 yards and three scores. After last week’s 56-6 win against Marshfield (Marshfield, Mo.), his total increased to 5,806. Given his penchant for big plays, it will probably take just one or two more catches on passes from quarterback Matt Futtrell and Booty’s record will fall.

Green-Beckham could also conceivably go past the 6,000-yard mark this week. If he doesn’t, since his 8-1 team is going to be in the state playoffs, he could add to his record total in the coming weeks.

According to ESPNU, Green-Beckham, the No. 3 player in the ESPNU 150, has not announced a list of five final colleges he’s considering, but the University of Missouri is believed to be in the running.

Missouri already has a commitment from Mauk to be its future signal-caller, so there is the possibility that one national record holder could one day be throwing passes to another national record holder.

Career Scoring: Johnathan Gray

The 2010 season winner of the ESPNHS Mr. Football USA honor needs 24 more points to tie T.A. McLendon of Albemarle, N.C. for the No. 2 position on the all-time national career scoring list.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior plays next for his Aledo (Texas) team Thursday on ESPNU against Birdville (Texas). Gray already has broken numerous Texas state records, including those held for decades by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Texas, who played in the 1950s. Just last week, Gray had the 43rd 100-yard game of his prep career to tie another state record. Recently, the stud tailback, whose father James was one of Texas Tech's most decorated running backs from 1986-89, was recognized as an Under Armour All-American.

After he passes McLendon, it seems unlikely that Gray can top the national record totals of 204 touchdowns and 1,246 points set in 2003 by Mike Hart of Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). But if Gray’s team goes on another deep playoff run –- definitely possible since Aledo (6-2) is a two-time defending state champion –- then his final career totals could soar toward the record. In last year’s Class 4A Division II state final, Gray scored eight touchdowns.

Career Passing Yards: Maty Mauk

It’s understandable if Maty Mauk and his father, Kenton coach Mike Mauk, have little interest in national records this week. Their 9-0 Wildcats must first focus on netting a pivotal road win Friday night against a 9-0 Wapakoneta (Ohio) team.

Still, if Maty throws for 443 yards in the game, he’ll break the national career record of 17,364 passing yards set in 2002 by his older brother Ben, who went on to play quarterback at the University of Cincinnati. Mauk has thrown for 443 yards or more in three games so far this season, with a high of 497 on two separate occasions. He enters this week’s game with 3,403 yards and 43 touchdowns for the season.

Players like Mauk on such successful teams often have to leave blowout games early, which can limit record-breaking attempts. Since this week’s game presents a formidable foe, he figures to play longer and therefore may post higher numbers.

Earlier this season, Mauk already topped the national career touchdown pass record of 185 set in 2002 by former University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak when he played at Independence (Charlotte, N.C.). With six more scoring tosses this season, Mauk will extend his record number of touchdowns to an even 200.

Coaching Wins: J.T. Curtis and the 500 club

J.T. Curtis has come a long way in the coaching fraternity since 1969, his first season at the helm of John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, La.

The Patriots went 0-10 that first season of what would become the second-winningest coaching career in high school football history. Curtis hasn't had a losing season in the 41 years since that winless fall of '69, and on Thursday night he could reach the 500-victory career milestone as John Curtis (7-0) plays Clark (New Orleans, La.) at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie, La.

If successful on Thursday, Curtis will join John McKissick of Summerville (Summerville, S.C.) as the only coaches at any level -- high school, college or professional -- with 500 victories. McKissick, 85, has amassed a record 592 victories since 1952.

Curtis, with a record of 499-54-6 at the school founded in 1962 by his father, the Rev. John Curtis Sr., has guided the Patriots to 23 state championships in 30 trips to the finals and reached the state title game the past 16 seasons in three different classes. Curtis, who will be 65 on Dec. 6, also has coached the Patriots baseball team to six state crowns.

While Curtis goes for his 500th win Thursday night, another coach is still celebrating his 400th victory captured last Friday. Michigan's all-time winningest coach, Al Fracassa, guided Brother Rice (Birmingham, Mich.) to a 38-2 win over Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Mich.) for No. 400 in his team’s regular-season finale. He became the 11th coach nationally to reach 400 wins.

Mark Tennis is the deputy editor of ESPNHS. Doug Huff is a senior editor of ESPNHS and is the founder of the National High School Federation record book.

Mr. Football USA Week 9 Tracker

October, 25, 2011
10/25/11
3:36
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Dorial Green-BeckhamJohn Fedele/ESPNHSHillcrest (Springfield, Mo.) WR Dorial Green-Beckham needs just 62 yards this week to eclipse the national record for career receiving yards.
One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders as well as examine some of the new names that are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES
RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Aledo, Texas)
This week: The new No. 1 rated running back in the updated ESPNU 150, Gray 20 times for 160 yards and four touchdowns while also catching three passes for 128 yards and another score in Aledo's 49-3 win over Azle (Azle, Texas).
Season totals: 148 carries for 1,964 yards and 37 touchdowns rushing, 16 catches for 346 yards and four scores receiving; Aledo is 6-2
Stock – Same: Gray’s continues to accumulate single-season and career stats that jump off the page. He now has scored 1,058 career points, placing him No. 3 all-time nationally and just 18 points (three touchdowns) behind No. 2 on the list, former NC State running back T.A. McLendon. He also tied the all-time Texas state mark with his 43rd career 100-yard rushing game.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
This week: The nation’s No. 1 ranked WR by ESPNU had his eighth 100-yard game of the year Friday, catching nine passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 27-yard reverse in Hillcrest's 56-6 rout of Marshfield (Marshfield, Mo.).
Season Totals: 87 catches for 1,682 yards and 17 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team is 8-1
Stock – Slightly Up: Green-Beckham is now up to 5,806 career receiving yards and is just 62 yards away from breaking the national career receiving yardage record held by former Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) WR Abram Booty.

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Elite 11 Tracker: Big Week for QBs Nationwide

October, 19, 2011
10/19/11
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSZach Kline of San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) was lights out in his last game throwing for 337 yards and five touchdowns.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the 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.

San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) quarterback Zach Kline had his best performance of the year this past week in a 42-38 win over California (Pleasanton, Calif.), throwing for five touchdowns and more impressively only having four incompletions, which all were reported to be dropped passes.

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

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue(
Last Week
: 6-of-10 for 68 yards and an interception in a 41-0 loss to Canton McKinley (Canton, Ohio), team is 2-6.
Season Totals
: 91-of-210 for 1,165 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Glenoak (Canton, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas(
Last Week:
8-of-13 for 135 yards and three touchdowns for a 45-0 win over Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz), team is 8-1.(
Season totals:
102-of-169 for 1,612 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted(
Last Week:
34-of-46 for 535 yards, eight touchdowns and a rushing score in a 62-35 victory over Siloam Springs (Siloam Springs, Ark.) , team is 7-0.(
Season totals:
146-of-209 for 2,430 yards and 30 touchdowns and one interception, two rushing touchdowns.(
This week:
vs. Alma (Alma, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida(
Last week:
Injured, team is 1-5
Season totals: 46-of-101 for 629 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 228 yards and three scores.
Next week: at Wellington (Wellington, Fla.)

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

Shane Dillon, 6-5, 190, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado(
Last week:
16-of-22 for 223 yards and three touchdowns during a 42-13 win over Parker (San Diego, Calif.), team is 4-2.
Season Totals: 109-of-165 for 1,405 yards, 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and one rushing touchdown.
This week: vs. Horizon (San Diego, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 16-of-22 for 219 yards and one touchdown, rushed for 30 yards in a 42-7 win over Amador Valley (Pleasanton, Calif.), team is 5-1.
Season totals: 41-of-82 for 775 yards and seven touchdowns with five interceptions; also has rushed for five scores.
Next week: at Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 31-of-53 for 315 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns as well in a 49-26 loss to Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio), team is 5-2.
Season totals: 117-of-182 for 1,806 yards and 17 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 434 yards and seven touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 5-of-15 for 88 yards, a touchdown and four rushing scores in a 54-14 win over North Lawrence (Bedford, Ind.), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 89-of-159 for 1,718 yards and 20 touchdowns with two interceptions, 12 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Shelbyville (Shelbyville, Ind.), first round of state playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 19-of-23 for 33y yards, five touchdowns and a rushing score in a 42-38 win over California (Pleasanton, Calif.), team is 5-1.
Season totals: 100-of-143 for 1,517 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions with three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 14-of-20 for 274 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 32-10 win over Liberty (Renton, Wash.), team is 5-2.
Season totals: 99-of-183 for 1,415 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Has rushed for 479 yards and 11 scores.
Next week: vs. Sammamish (Sammamish, Wash.)

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 11-of-15 for 226 yards and two touchdowns for a 24-6 win over Borah (Borah, Idaho), team is 7-0.
Season totals: 149-of-220 for 2,126 yards, 23 touchdowns and two interceptions. Also has rushed for one touchdown.
Next week: vs.Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho)

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 9-of-14 for 119 yards and one touchdown in a 55-14 win over Valley Center, team is 6-1.
Season totals: 102-of-165 for 1,703 yards, 14 touchdowns, four interceptions and two rushing scores.
Next week: at Emporia (Emporia, Kan.)

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 5-of-7 for 69 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 49-6 victory over Heritage (Littleton, Col.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 84-of-121 for 954 yards, eleven touchdowns and six interceptions.
Next week: vs. Arapahoe (Centennial, Col.)

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 10-of-21 for 197 yards, two touchdowns and two rushing scores in a 39-3 win over Bluffton (Bluffton, Ohio), team is 8-0.
Season Totals: 80-of-142 for 1,355 yards, ten touchdowns and three interceptions passing. Has rushed for 11 touchdowns.
This week: at Allen East (Harrod, Ohio)

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 15-of-40 for 192 yards and two interceptions in a 38-19 loss to Edgewater (Edgewater, Fla.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 88-of-172 for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. Has rushed for three scores.
Next week: vs. Cypress Creek (Orlando, Fla.)

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: 20-of-32 for 250 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 153 yards and two scores in a 35-14 win over Kenton (Independence, Ky.), team is 3-5.
Season totals: 123-of-200 for 1,530 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions with 13 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Ryle (Union, Ky.)

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 8-of-12 for 118 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 70 yards in a 35-6 win over Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 72-of-94 for 927 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Has rushed for seven touchdowns and over 400 yards.
This week: at William Blount (Maryville, Tenn.)

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: 6-of-7 for 58 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 rout of Rio Americano (Sacramento, Calif.), team is 5-2.
Season totals; 86-of-138 for 1,150 yards, 17 touchdowns, six interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: at El Camino (Sacramento, Calif.)

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 8-of-13 for 154 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-20 win over Calabasas (Calabasas,Calif.), team is 3-2.
Season totals: 72-of-117 for 1,009 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This week: vs. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 14-of-15 for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 77-0 rout of Holmes (Covington, Kent.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 103-of-167 for 2,376 yards and 30 touchdowns with zero interceptions. Rushed for over 300 yards and six touchdowns.
This week: at Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Last Week: 7-0f-12 for 130 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-20 win over Soddy Daisy (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.), team is 4-4.
Season totals: 87-of-159 for 1,224 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.
This week: vs. Bradley Central (Cleveland, Tenn.)

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 5-of-8 for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 43-14 win over Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo, Calif.), team is 7-0.
Season Totals: 67-of-113 for 996 yards, 10 touchdowns, four interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Dana Hills (Dana Point, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 25-of-29 for 320 yards, four touchdowns and a rushing score in a 57-15 win over Carroll Catholic (Birmingham, Ala.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 112-of-167 for 1,522 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions passing. Has rushed for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns.
This week: at Woodlawn (Birmingham, Ala.)

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSJacory Harris at the 2007 Elite 11
Elite 11 Alum of the Week: Jacory Harris, Sr., University of Miami
In what appeared to be a potential lost season as year began the senior quarterback has shown no affects of an early season suspension. Harris has performed at a high level in every game he has started and despite a 3-3 record, the Hurricanes are just a couple of plays away from being at least two games better. Over the weekend, the 2007 Elite 11 quarterback led the "U" to a season saving 30-24 road win over North Carolina. In the game, Harris was 20-of-30 for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Most impressive on the season so far for Harris has been his accuracy and how much he has cut down on interceptions. This was the third straight game without throwing a pick and just has three on the year after throwing 32 over the past two seasons.

Other top performances from around the country:

-Brian Buell, Sr., Sr., Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)
23-of-32 for 427 yards, eight touchdowns and an interception in a 62-30 win over Richardson (Richardson, Texas)
-Brady Burgin, Sr., Highland Park (Dallas, Texas)
21-of-32 for 356 yards and a touchdown in a 41-27 win over Pearce (Richardson, Texas)
-Dalton Conway, Sr., Jeffersonville (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
16-of-27 for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-24 win over Jennings County (North Vernon, Ind.)
-Blake Cotton, Jr., Frederick (Frederick, Okla.)
26-of-30 for 461 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Washington (Washington, Okla.)
-Daniel Davidson, Sr., TCA-Addison (Addison, Texas)
20-of-25 for 374 yards and five touchdowns in a42-13 win over John Paul II (Plano, Texas)
-Jonquel Dawson, Sr., M.L. King (Lithonia, Ga.)
17-of-26 for 349 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-10 win over Newton (Covington, Ga.)
-Joshua Dobbs, Jr., Alpharetta (Alpharetta, Ga.)
26-of-42 for 342 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-19 win over Roswell (Roswell, Ga.)
-Tommy Eveld, Sr., Tampa Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
19-of-23 for 313 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-21 win over Dunedin (Dunedin, Fla.)
-Wesley Harris, Jr., Southwest (Fort Worth, Texas)
20-of-30 for 562 yards and nine touchdowns in a 66-21 win over Arlington Heights (Forth Worth, Texas)
-Scott Hosch, Sr., North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)
25-of-32 for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Mountain View (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
-Zach Howell, Jr., Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
26-of-54 for 627 yards and seven touchdowns in a 78-58 loss to St. Mary's Academy (St. Marys, Kan.)
-Tucker Israel, Fr., Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.)
27-of-31 for 534 yards and 10 touchdowns in a 68-10 romp over Celebration (Celebration, Fla.)
-Trey Jones, Sr., Mays (Atlanta)
20-of-28 for 340 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-25 win over Carver (Atlanta)
-Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Kenton, Ohio) Committed to Missouri
33-of-48 for 497 yards and 8 touchdowns passing, rushed for 103 yards and two scores for a 70-33 win over Celina (Celina, Ohio)
-Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.)
25-of-38 for 413 yards and two touchdowns in a 63-40 loss to Parkland (Allentown, Pa.)
-Tyler Rogers, Jr., Liberty (Peoria, Ariz.)
30-of-38 for 422 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-42 win over Desert Edge (Goodyear, Ariz.)
-Forest Sawyer, So., Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)
17-of-19 for 360 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-12 win over Southwest Christian (Fort Worth, Texas)
-Zach Shank, Jr., Miyamura (Gallup, N.M.)
37-of-56 for 462 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in a 48-36 win over Valencia (Los Lunas, N.M.)
-Colin Seitz, Sr., Prairie (Brush Prairie, Wash.)
17-of-22 for 436 yards and seven touchdowns in a 58-0 win over Hudson's Bay (Vancouver, Wash.)
-Dyland Sheffield, Sr., Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, Texas)
34-of-48 for 480 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Little Elm (Little Elm, Texas)
-Kyle Sloter, Sr., Mount Pisgah (Alpharetta, Ga.)
18-of-31 for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-14 loss to Pace Academy (Atlanta)
-Cody Thomas, Jr., Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
16-of-23 for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Irving (Irving, Texas)
-Kyle Todd, Sr., Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, Ky.)
37-of-53 for 483 yards and six touchdowns in a 57-44 loss to LaRue County (Hodgenville, Ky.)
-Devin Tourtillott, Jr., Mesilla Valley Christian (Las Cruces, N.M.)
17-of-27 for 425 yards and four touchdowns in a 70-46 win over Capitan (Capitan, N.M.)
-Tanner Trosin, Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
23-of-38 for 479 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-40 win over Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)
-Eman Westmoreland, Jr., Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
29-of-46 for 330 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-41 loss to Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
-Charod Williams, Sr., Carver (Atlanta)
23-of-35 for 414 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-25 loss to Mays (Atlanta)
-Marshall Williams, Sr., Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
28-of-43 for 425 yards and seven touchdowns in a 59-36 win over Lewisville (Lewisville, Texas)
-Adam Wright, Sr., Scottsdale Prep (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
17-of-22 for 440 yards and eight touchdowns in a 82-31 win over Rancho Solano Prep (Glendale, Ariz.)

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