Murray's season ends with leg injury
How are the nation's top high school quarterbacks progressing? Each week, ESPN RISE will track the performances of the 12 QBs who attended the 2008 Elite 11 quarterback event.
Results based on games through Oct. 18 (QBs listed in alphabetical order).
HOW THEY FARED LAST WEEK:
Tajh Boyd -- Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)
Things continue to come easily for the Phantoms this fall, who posted their fifth shutout of the year on Friday, pasting Menchville 63-0. Boyd passed for 91 yards and three scores before letting the second unit take over.
Next game: Oct. 23 vs. Kecoughtan
Richard Brehaut -- Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
A week after failing to throw a TD score in a win over West Ranch, Brehaut found the end zone four times as Los Osos topped Alta Loma 27-12. The win sets up a big showdown this week as the Grizzlies host undefeated Upland and Stanford-bound QB Josh Nunes.
Next game: Oct. 24 vs. Upland
Allan Bridgford -- Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
The Mission Viejo express hit its first pothole, as league rival Tesoro blitzed early and often to post a 31-14 win over the Diablos. Bridgford managed 181 yards and two scores through the air, but was hit often and threw four interceptions in the loss.
Next game: Oct. 24 at Aliso Niguel
Raymond Cotton -- Meade (Fort Meade, Md.)
Cotton led Meade to a fourth-quarter comeback win over Southern, 18-14, to snap a four-game losing streak. The 6-4, 220-pounder passed for 167 yards and two TDs while also rushing for 97 yards and a TD.
Next game: Oct. 24 at Annapolis
Garrett Gilbert -- Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
There seems to be no stopping Gilbert and Lake Travis' high-flying offense, as the Cavs moved to 8-0 with a 57-0 rout of Hendrickson. Gilbert hit 20 of 29 passes for 376 yards and five scores and now has 30 TDs and just one interception.
Next game: Oct. 31 at Dripping Springs
Andrew Maxwell -- Midland (Midland, Mich.)
College: Michigan State
After helping his team jump out to a 43-8 lead, Maxwell and Midland had to hold on for dear life as Southwestern Academy rallied to make it 43-40 before a late interception by the Chemics' defense sealed the win. Maxwell hit for 172 yards and four TDs through the air.
Next game: Oct. 24 vs. Midland Dow
A.J. McCarron -- St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.)
McCarron had another strong showing, going 18-of-30 for 222 yards with four touchdowns, but once again it came in a losing effort, as St. Paul's dropped its fourth in a row, 29-28, in overtime at Gulf Shores.
Next game: Oct. 24 vs. Escambia County
Zach Mettenberger -- Oconee County (Watkinsville, Ga.)
Mettenberger and Oconee dropped to 2-2 in region play and 2-5 overall, as Hart County returned two Mettenberger interceptions for scores in a 28-17 win. The 6-5, 230-pounder hit 18-of-33 overall for 201 yards, both passing and rushing for a score.
Next game: Oct. 25 at Eastside
Aaron Murray -- Plant (Tampa, Fla.)
Homecoming was not a night to remember for Aaron Murray, as the Georgia recruit suffered a season-ending lower leg injury in Plant's 44-28 win over Hillsborough. Murray accounted for four touchdowns in less than a half of action before the injury and will finish his senior year with 28 TD passes.
Next game: Oct. 24 at Leto
Bryn Renner -- West Springfield (Springfield, Va.)
College: North Carolina
Renner sat out this past weekend's game with T.C. Williams after sustaining a shoulder injury in the previous week's win over South County, and West Springfield suffered in his absence, losing an 18-16 decision. Renner will be back for this week's matchup with Lake Braddock.
Next game: Oct. 24 at Lake Braddock
Tom Savage -- Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.)
Savage and O'Hara took the stage on Thursday night against rival St. Joseph's Prep on ESPNU, but it was not a prime-time showing by the Lions, who were trampled by the stronger team 34-0. Savage was held to 71 yards passing in the loss.
Next game: Oct. 26 vs. Father Judge
Eugene Smith -- Miramar (Miramar, Fla.)
Smith and Miramar bounced back from the narrow lose to Cypress Bay last week by holding off a tough Boyd Anderson team on Friday, 19-14. Production-wise, Smith had his fewest yards of the year, 141, but he did pass for two scores.
Next game: Oct. 23 vs. Everglades
|Tajh Boyd||76||49||779||11||4||8-0||Missed two games (knee)|
|Richard Brehaut||154||98||1,328||10||1||5-1||2 TDs Rushing|
|Allan Bridgford||151||87||1,541||22||6||5-1||2 TDs Rushing|
|Raymond Cotton||213||116||1,578||18||7||3-4||4 TDs Rushing|
|Garrett Gilbert||218||145||2,410||30||1||8-0||3 TDs Rushing|
|Aaron Murray||142||88||1,722||28||4||5-1||Out for year (leg)|
|Bryn Renner||201||121||1,940||23||3||5-3||250 yards, 5 TDs Rushing|
|Tom Savage||152||77||1,067||9||1||7-1||TD Rushing|
|Eugene Smith||137||85||1,319||16||2||5-1||3 TDs Rushing|
Other top QB performances from around the country:
Conor Smith - South Salem (Salem, Ore.): 8-of-14 for 212 yards and 4 TDs
Jake Heaps ('10) - Skyline (Issaquah, Wash.): 20-of-27 for 308 yards and 4 TDs
Chris Schirripa - Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): 12-of-15 for for 273 yards and 4 TDs
Zach Lee ('10) - McKinney (McKinney, Texas): 12-of-15 for 218 yards and 5 TDs
Clark Evans - Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.): 13-of-15 for 266 yards and 4 TDs
Spencer Keith - Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.): 26-of-42 for 348 yards and 6 TDs
David Gerber - Garaway (Sugarcreek, Ohio): 32-of-43 for 426 yards and 2 TDs
Maty Mauk ('12) - Kenton (Kenton, Ohio): 25-of-42 for 303 yards and 3 TDs
Kolton Browning - Mabank (Mabank, Texas): 25-of-41 for 357 yards and 2 TDs
Tyler Caldwell - Cullman (Cullman, Ala.): 22-of-29 for 360 yards and 4 TDs
Devan Corum - Watauga (Boone, N.C.): 19-of-28 for 282 yards and 2 TDs
Giovanni Ramires ('10) - Richland (Johnstown, Pa.): 21-of-36 for 256 yards and 4 TDs
Chris Mills ('10) - Lafayette Catholic (Lafayette, Ind.): 15-of-26 for 256 yards and 5 TDs
Tyrik Rollison - Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs, Texas): 20-of-31 for 312 yards and 2 TDs
Jake Lammers - Jerome (Jerome, Idaho): 38-of-53 for 479 yards and 2 TDs
Isaiah Grimes - South Haven (South Haven, Mich.): 23-of-38 for 300 yards and 2 TDs
Jack Lomax - Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.): 12-of-13 for 238 yards and 4 TDs
Ryan Kasdorf ('10) - Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.): 19-of-24 for 338 yards and 2 TDs
Tyler Russell - Meridian (Meridian, Miss.): 16-of-26 for 296 yards and 5 TDs
Houston Hawley - Apex (Apex, N.C.): 22-of-26 for 255 yards and 4 TDs
Zach Illing - Davie County (Mocksville, N.C.): 15-of-31 for 315 yards and 3 TDs
Anthony Carrothers - Independence (Charlotte, N.C.): 24-of-38 for 389 yards and 4 TDs
A.J. Graham - Godby (Tallahassee, Fla.): 19-of-23 for 321 yards and 3 TDs
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