Elite 11 QBs tune up for postseason

Updated: October 29, 2008, 10:52 PM 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 12 QBs who attended the 2008 Elite 11 quarterback event.

Results based on games through Oct. 25 (QBs listed in alphabetical order).

HOW THEY FARED LAST WEEK:

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

There was more drama surrounding Boyd's official visit to Tennessee and rumors of a pending commitment than there was in Friday night's contest against Kecoughtan, a 48-0 rout for the Phantoms. Boyd passed for 147 yards and two scores in the win.

Next game: Nov. 1 at Denbigh

Richard Brehaut -- Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
College: UCLA

Los Osos' televised showdown with undefeated Upland and Stanford-bound QB Josh Nunes went the Grizzlies' way again, as Brehaut passed for 168 yards and two touchdowns while he also ran for a third score in a 41-28 win. Los Osos has no time to gloat as Rancho Cucamonga, which beat the Grizzlies last year, visits this week.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. Rancho Cucamonga

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

Bridgford hit 19 of 23 passes for 229 yards and four scores as Mission Viejo bounced back from its first loss last week with a resounding 59-7 rout of Aliso Viejo. The Diablos take on rival San Clemente this week.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. San Clemente

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

Cotton accounted for over 300 yards of offense and three touchdowns, but it wasn't quite enough, as Meade's comeback attempt fell short at Annapolis 25-21. Cotton passed for 192 yards and a TD while rushing for another 119 yards and two scores.

Next game: Oct. 31 at Broadneck

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

Gilbert and the Cavs were idle this past week, getting extra time to prepare for Friday's clash with undefeated Dripping Springs.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. Dripping Springs

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

Maxwell and Midland wrapped up the regular season with a 35-8 win over rival Midland Dow and open playoff action this week against Saginaw Arthur Hill. Maxwell passed for 113 yards and a TD while also scoring on a 1-yard sneak in the win.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. Arthur Hill (1st round playoffs)

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

McCarron completed 7 of 12 passes for 112 yards and a score as St. Paul's snapped a four-game losing streak with a 15-0 win over Escambia County on Friday night. The Saints battle UMS-Wright this week in the regular-season finale.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. UMS-Wright

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

Eastside's pass rush and team speed were way too much for Oconee to handle, as the Warriors were routed 49-7. Mettenberger managed to throw for 162 yards and a late score in the loss, but was sacked and pressured relentlessly all game long.

Next game: Oct. 31 at Jackson County

Bryn Renner -- West Springfield (Springfield, Va.)

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College: North Carolina

Renner returned to action after missing a game with a shoulder injury and didn't miss a beat, completing 19 of 28 passes for 327 yards and four scores while rushing for another touchdown as West Springfield topped Lake Braddock 41-20.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. Springfield Lee

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

Savage and O'Hara continue to miss junior running back Corey Brown, who's out with a knee injury, as the Lions were shut out for a second straight week, 13-0, by Father Judge. Savage passed for 87 yards, completing 10 of 20 passes in the loss.

Next game: Oct. 31 vs. LaSalle

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

The Patriots took down undefeated Everglades 28-24, in a big Miramar city showdown. Smith hit 19 of 29 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, as Miramar continues to steam toward the 6A playoffs.

Next game: Oct. 31 at Ely

Season Stats
Name ATT COMP Yards TD INT Record Other
Tajh Boyd 87 54 926 13 4 9-0 Missed two games (knee)
Richard Brehaut 177 111 1,496 12 2 6-1 3 TDs rushing
Allan Bridgford 174 106 1,770 26 6 6-1
Raymond Cotton 235 124 1,770 19 10 3-4 6 TDs rushing
Garrett Gilbert 218 145 2,410 30 1 8-0 3 TDs rushing
Andrew Maxwell 166 101 1,435 18 8 8-1 TD rushing
A.J. McCarron 184 99 1,382 13 2 3-6
Zach Mettenberger 240 117 1,373 11 4 2-6
Aaron Murray 142 88 1,722 28 4 5-1 Out for season
Bryn Renner 229 140 2,267 27 3 6-3 297 yards, 6 TDs rushing
Tom Savage 172 87 1,154 9 1 7-2 TD rushing
Eugene Smith 166 104 1,556 18 3 6-1 3 TDs rushing

Other top QB performances from around the country:
Casey Blackport - Hudsonville (Mich.): 14-of-17 for 253 yards and 4 TDs
Zach Lee ('10) - McKinney (Texas): 19-of-26 for 400 yards and 3 TDs
Phillip Ely ('11) - Plant (Tampa, Fla.): 224 yards and 5 TDs
Trevor Siemian ('10) - Olympia (Orlando, Fla.): 363 yards and 4 TDs
Drew Little - Henry County (McDonough, Ga.): 19-of-32 for 336 yards and 2 TDs
Jack Lomax - Lake Oswego (Ore.): 18-of-22 for 324 yards and 6 TDs
Grant Hedrick - Central (Independence, Ore.): 420 yards and 6 TDs
Jake Heaps ('10) - Skyline (Issaquah, Wash.): 10-of-16 for 271 yards and 4 TDs
Nick Raven - North Pocono (Moscow, Penn.): 21-of-33 for 375 yards and 3 TDs
Ross Snotherly - Athens Drive (Athens, N.C.): 12-of-22 for 362 yards and 2 TDs
Marques Stanley - Garinger (Charlotte, N.C.): 25-of-36 for 332 yards and 3 TDs
Billy Christian - St. Louis Catholic (Lake Charles, La.): 16-of-27 for 345 yards and 5 TDs
Darius Carey - Cox (Harvey, La.): 344 yards and 5 TDs
Eric Cutrera - Barbe (Lake Charles, La.): 20-of-31 for 347 yards and 2 TDs
Maty Mauk ('12) - Kenton (Kenton, Ohio): 40-of-53 for 582 yards and 6 TDs
Matt Inman - Yuma Catholic (Yuma, Ariz.): 14-of-21 for 341 yards and 6 TDs
Matt Barkley - Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.): 16-of-22 for 275 yards and 4 TDs
Case McCoy ('10) - Graham (Texas): 16-of-20 for 326 yards and 2 TDs
Ethan Sharp - Eufaula (Okla.): 14-of-30 for 293 yards and 4 TDs
Sean Schroeder - Dana Hills (Dana Point, Calif.): 17-of-24 for 322 yards and 6 TDs
Jordan Webb - Union (Mo.): 16-of-21 for 295 yards and 4 TDs