Gilbert throws six TDs in win over Hutto

Updated: October 9, 2008, 10:43 AM ET
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How are the nation's top high school quarterbacks progressing? Each week, ESPN RISE will track the performances of the Elite 11 quarterbacks.

Results based on games through Oct. 4.

HOW THEY FARED LAST WEEK:

Tajh Boyd -- Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)
College: West Virginia

Boyd missed his second straight game with a knee sprain, but the Phantoms were able to move to 6-0 with a 65-13 win over Gloucester in his absence. Boyd hopes to return to action Friday against archrival Hampton.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. Hampton

[+] EnlargeRichard Brehaut
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comRichard Brehaut has committed to UCLA.
Richard Brehaut -- Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
College: UCLA

Brehaut and Los Osos improved to 3-1 on the season with a workmanlike 24-14 win over Kaiser on Friday. The UCLA commitment hit 18 of his 25 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. West Ranch

Allan Bridgford -- Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
College: California

Bridgford and the Diablos came to life after a scoreless first quarter, as the senior passed for 230 yards and four scoring strikes in a 42-21 win over Murrieta Valley. Mission is now up to No. 8 in the CalHiSports.com state rankings and has a bye before facing rival Tesoro.

Next game: Oct. 17 at Tesoro

Raymond Cotton -- Meade (Fort Meade, Md.)
College: Auburn

Cotton and Meade ended up on the wrong end of a shootout Friday night; Arundel High eventually had more firepower, racing to a 46-25 win. The Auburn pledge still managed to pass for 259 yards and three more scores in the losing effort.

Next game: Oct. 24 vs. Annapolis

Garrett Gilbert -- Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
College: Texas

Gilbert seems to be getting better each game and is really emerging as a national player of the year candidate if Lake Travis can keep winning. The Texas pledge hit 13-of-15 for 273 yards and six scores in a 55-20 win over Hutto.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. Lampasas

Andrew Maxwell -- Midland (Midland, Mich.)
College: Michigan State

Maxwell and the Chemics suffered their first loss of the year this past week, as rival Bay City Western rallied from a 21-7 deficit to tip Midland 28-21. The Michigan State recruit completed 12-of-20 for 215 yards in the loss.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. Flint Central

A.J. McCarron -- St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.)
College: Alabama

The rough start continued for the defending Class 5A state champs, as Vigor pounded the Saints 34-0. McCarron passed for 141 yards in the whitewashing.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. Citronelle

Zach Mettenberger -- Oconee County (Watkinsville, Ga.)
College: Georgia

Mettenberger and Oconee County improved their region record to 2-0 with an impressive 38-0 shutout of Elbert County. The 6-foot-5 passer completed 17-of-28 for 189 yards and three touchdowns in the big win.

Next game: Oct. 10 at Stephens County

Aaron Murray -- Plant (Tampa, Fla.)
College: Georgia

After racking up 1,049 passing yards and 19 TDs in his past three games, Murray and the Plant Panthers enjoyed a week off. The nation's No. 34 team is back in action Friday against Tampa Blake.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Blake

[+] EnlargeBryn Renner
Tom Hauck/ESPN.comBryn Renner threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns against West Potomac.
Bryn Renner -- West Springfield (Springfield, Va.)
College: North Carolina

Renner and West Springfield won their fourth straight, as the Spartans raced past West Potomac 48-13. Renner passed for 255 yards and three TDs in the win, upping his impressive totals to 1,610 yards and 18 TD passes through six games.

Next game: Oct. 10 vs. South County

Tom Savage -- Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.)
College: Rutgers

Savage and the O'Hara Lions continue to roll on despite the loss of star junior RB Corey Brown, taking care of Roman Catholic 21-14. The big pocket passer completed 12-of-24 for 209 yards and two scores in the win.

Next game: Oct. 11 at Archbishop Ryan

Eugene Smith -- Miramar (Miramar, Fla.)
College: Undecided

It was more of the same on Friday night for Smith and the Patriots, who moved to 4-0 with a 42-6 shellacking of Flanagan High. Smith completed 11-of-21 for 229 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two scores.

Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Cypress Bay

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NAME ATT COMP YARDS TD INT RECORD OTHER
Tajh Boyd 53 34 588 7 4 6-0 Missed two games (knee)
Richard Brehaut 101 64 908 6 0 3-1 2 TDs rushing
Allan Bridgford 125 79 1,360 20 2 5-0
Raymond Cotton 153 86 1,218 14 2 2-3 2 TDs rushing
Garrett Gilbert 166 107 1,740 20 1 6-0 3 TDs rushing
Andrew Maxwell 104 66 964 10 7 5-1
A.J. McCarron 116 57 786 6 2 2-4
Zach Mettenberger 144 72 847 9 1 2-3
Aaron Murray 105 61 1,170 19 2 3-1 TD rushing
Bryn Renner 171 102 1,610 18 3 4-2 225 yards, 3 TDs rushing
Tom Savage 102 58 853 7 1 6-0 TD rushing
Eugene Smith 84 54 890 10 1 4-0 2 TDs rushing

Other top QB performances from around the country:
Mywan Jackson - Seffner (Fla.) Armwood: 205 yards and 5 TDs
Tymothy Pearson - Thurston (Springfield, Ore.): 20-of-24 for 229 yards and 2 TDs
Nick Baker - Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens, Wa.): 30-of-41 for 369 yards and 5 TDs
Billy Cosh - Arundel (Gambrills, Md.): 26-of-41 for 364 yards and 6 TDs
Tyler Moore - Dunham (Baton Rouge, La.): 16-of-22 for 315 yards and 5 TDs
Michael Faine - Ada (Ada, Ohio): 23-of-26 for 396 yards and 6 TDs
Matt King - Rockville (Rockville, Ind.): 18-of-27 for 259 yards and 5 TDs
Jamal Turner ('11) - Sam Houston (Arlington, Texas.): 32-of-57 for 354 yards and 2 TDs
Dusty Kiel - Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.): 11-of-13 for 292 yards and 5 TDs
David Gerber - Garaway (Sugarcreek, Ohio): 16-of-21 for 302 yards and 3 TDs
Dez Duron - Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.): 28-of-37 for 420 yards and 8 TDs
Zach Oliver ('11) - Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.): 22-of-35 for for 279 yards and 2 TDs
Taylor Bartlett - Catholic (Little Rock, Ark.): 21-of-30 for 334 yards and 2 TDs