Each week, we’ll take an in-depth look at our All-State preseason football team and let you know how a few of those athletes are faring as the season progresses. We'll highlight a blue-chipper (a first-team player), an OTP (other top player) and an under-the-radar pick (someone who didn't make the squad but is making a case to be on the team).
This week, it's all about the quarterbacks as one breaks a record, one leads his team to new heights and one brings his team to its first win.
Blue Chip: Brendan Nosovtich, Allentown Central Catholic, QB
Lost in the shuffle of Allentown C.C.'s 31-30 loss to Nazareth was an impressive stat for Nosovitch in what's been a long line of impressive stats this season. Nosovitch, a South Carolina recruit, broke the District 11 record for career yardage with his 275-yard output. The previous record was 9,450 yards of combined offense, held by former Wilson QB D.J. Lenehan.
OTP: Perry Hills, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, QB
There's a lot of reasons why Pittsburgh C.C. has been successful this season. But one of the biggest reasons has been the steady play under center from Hills, a Maryland recruit. This week was just another solid effort — 186 yards on 6-of-8 passing, helping the team earn a 60-6 win over Plum. But more impressive than the final margin of victory is that the team has moved up to No. 12 in the POWERADE FAB 50.
Under the Radar: Jake Sheller, West Chester East, QB
With his team desperately needing its first win of the season, Sheller came through in a big way. The senior threw for 408 yards and four touchdown passes to help the Vikings earn a 37-21 win over Avon Grove. The team has struggled defensively, but Sheller has led the way on offense; this was his second 400+ yard passing effort in a row.