Commentary

Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker

Updated: September 10, 2009, 1:04 AM ET
By Michael White | ESPNRISE.com

How are the nations top quarterbacks progressing? Each week, ESPN RISE will track the performances of the 12 QBs who attended the 2009 Elite 11 quarterback event.

(Results based on games through Sept. 6)

Elite 11
Performer of the Week

Ryan Polite
De Soto (Texas)

    24-of-36 for 416 yards and five TDs

    Polite was on target while leading De Soto to a 45-15 victory over Plano (Plano, Texas). By halftime, Polite had already thrown for 316 yards and 3 scores.

    Other Notable Performances

    Jonovan Griffin -- Boyd (McKinney, Texas)
    Went 18-of-26 for 348 yards and 2 TDs Rushed for 172 yards and a score.

    Emory Miller -- Horn (Mesquite, Texas)
    Completed 33-of-38 passes for 364 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    Evan Brigman -- Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.)
    Threw for 348 yards and 4 scores.

    Connor Shaw -- Flowery Branch (Ga.)
    Completed 15-of-16 passes for 223 yards.

    Chris Milton -- Charlton County (Folkston, Ga.)
    Completed 29-of-44 passes for 392 yards and 4 TDs.

    Trevor Siemian -- Olympia (Orlando, Fla.)
    Completed 19-of-27 passes for 270 yards and 2 TDs.

    Alex Hart -- Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
    Was 22-of-35 passing for 395 yards and 4 touchdowns.

    Travis Champion -- Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
    Completed 11-of-14 passes for 218 yards and 3 TDs.

    Daniel Pugh--= Zion Christian Academy (Columbia, Tenn.)
    Threw for 296 yards and five scores on 19-of-30 passing.

    Preston Conder -- Whitehouse (Whitehouse, Texas)
    Completed 31-of-42 passes for 385 yards and 3 scores.

    David Gurganus -- Princeton (Princeton, N.C.)
    Threw for 382 yards and six scores on 14-of-27 passing

    Didn't make it to the Elite 11 camp but still think you deserve to be part of the Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker? Then send in your stats to Michael White at michael@studentsports.com. From here on out, we'll honor a non-Elite 11 QB each week as the Elite 11 Performer of the Week. So make sure to send in your stats and check ESPNRISE each week to see if you had a game worthy of Elite 11 Performer of the Week honors.

    -- Michael White
Blake Bell
Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.)
College:
Oklahoma

The Sooner commit did a little of everything in leading Bishop Carroll to a 28-0 win Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.). Bell was a little overshadowed by his school's first shutout in two years but still went 22-of-34 for 191 yards and a score while also running for two touchdowns.
Next game: Sept. 11 vs. Northwest (Wichita, Kan.)
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Barry Brunetti
Memphis University (Memphis, Tenn.)

College: West Virginia
Brunetti was able to lead the Owls to a road win at South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), handing the Tigers their first home loss since 2001. Brunetti struggled to get his rhythm against a very tough defense, completing just 10-of-32 attempts. But two of his completions did go for touchdowns, helping his team leap into the ESPN RISE FAB 50 with a 21-19 victory.
Next game: Sept. 11 vs. Overton (Nashville, Tenn.)
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Robert Bolden
St. Mary's (Orchard Lake, Mich.)

College: Penn State
Highland Park (Highland Park, Mich.) did a great job of containing Bolden in an upset win. Bolden's only touchdown gave his team an early fourth-quarter lead, but in the end it was not enough in a 20-13 loss. Bolden completed 6-of 16 attempts for 100 yards and an interception. He'll have a week off before a big match-up against De La Salle (Concord, Calif.).
Next game: Sept. 19 vs. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)

Joe Boisture
Saline (Saline, Mich.)

College: Michigan State
Boisture is off to a hot start and has Saline at 2-0 after a 25-22, double-overtime victory over Adrian (Adrian, Mich.). The future Spartan came up big while leading Saline on a late drive that tied the game and sent it into overtime. Boisture was 21-of-30 for 194 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also running for a score.
Next Game: Sept. 11 at Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
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Tyler Bray
Kingsburg (Kingsburg, Calif.)
College:
Tennessee
Yet to play this season, Bray did make some noise this weekend when he took his official visit to Tennessee and committed to the Vols on Tuesday.
First Game: Sept. 11 at Dos Palos (Dos Palos, Calif.)

Devin Gardner
Inkster (Inkster, Mich.)

College: Michigan
Gardner set a single-game personal high with 389 passing yards, but wasn't enough as the Vikings fell to East Kentwood (Kentwood, Mich.), 52-33. Gardner accounted for all five of Inkster's scores in the loss; three through the air and two on the ground.
Next game: Sept. 18 at St. Edward (Cleveland Ohio)
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Jake Heaps
Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
College:
BYU
Heaps was his solid usual self in Skyline's 17-0 opening win over Oregon-power Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), throwing for two touchdowns and 152 yards.
Next Game: Sept 11 at Ballard (Seattle, Wash.)
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Austin Hinder
Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

College: Cal
Idle this past weekend.
Next game: Sept. 11 at Delta (Delta, Colo.)

Nick Montana
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)
College:
Washington
Montana led FAB 50 No. 6 Oaks Christian to a 28-17 opening win over Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.). The Washington recruit struggled a bit through the air, completing only 12-of-28 pass attempts for 152 yards. Next up is Muir (Pasadena, Calif.), where he will look to get on track before a big matchup against fellow Elite 11 QB Jake Heaps.
Next Game: Sept. 11 vs. Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)

Jesse Scroggins
Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.)
College:
USC
In a one-point loss to Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.), Scroggins threw for 201 yards and three TDs. Scroggins nearly led Lakewood back in the final minutes but was unable to convert a crucial fourth down from 25 yards out.
Next Game: Sept. 11 vs. Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
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Phillip Sims
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)

College: Alabama
Idle this past weekend.
Next game: Sept. 11 at Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.)

Chandler Whitmer
Downers Grove South (Downers Grove, Ill.)

College: Illinois
Whitmer had a solid outing, but the Mustangs fell short against Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), 27-14. Whitmer hit 18-of-27 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Next game: Sept 11. at Leyden (Northlake, Ill.)
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Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker
Quarterback ATT COMP Yards TD INT Notes
Blake Bell 22 34 191 1 0 2 rush TDs
Joe Boisture 42 62 410 1 1 3 rush TDs
Robert Bolden 16 36 245 1 1 1 rush TD
Tyler Bray
Barry Brunetti 24 62 453 4 0 3 rush TDs
Devin Gardner 29 45 486 4 1 3 rush TDs
Jake Heaps 18 33 152 2 0
Austin Hinder 20 29 326 5 1 57 rush yards, 1 TD
Nick Montana 12 28 152 0 1
Jesse Scroggins 17 27 201 3 0
Phillip Sims 13 20 266 1 0
Chandler Whitmer 29 45 350 2 4 30 rush yards, 1 TD