How are the nation's top quarterbacks progressing? Each week, ESPN RISE tracks the performances of the 12 QBs who attended the 2009 Elite 11 quarterback event.
(Results based on games through Nov. 22)
Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.)
Carroll fell one victory short of an opportunity to play for a state championship by losing to Hutchinson (Hutchinson , Kan.) 42-21. In what turned out to be his last prep game, Bell rushed for two touchdowns, passed for one and finished with 248 yards through the air.
Saline (Saline, Mich.)
College: Michigan State
Season is complete.
St. Mary's (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
College: Penn State
Bolden had his best game of the season in leading St. Mary's to another playoff win and a chance to play for a state title, throwing for a season-high three TDs and 145 yards in a 44-27 victory over DeWitt (DeWitt, Mich.).
Next Game: Nov. 28 vs. East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Kingsburg (Kingsburg, Calif.)
Kingsburg had a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Next Game: Nov. 27 vs. Kerman (Kerman, Calif.)
Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.)
College: West Virginia
Behind another solid performance from Brunetti, Memphis University earned an opportunity to defend its state title with a 23-16 victory over Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.). Brunetti rushed for 91 yards and a score and was intercepted once, ending a streak of 200 pass attempts without a pick.
Next Game: Dec. 3 vs. Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Inkster (Inkster, Mich.)
Inkster prevailed in a hard-fought defensive battle against De LaSalle (Warren, Mich.) to advance to the state title game. Gardner provided the only touchdown in a 12-3 victory on a 12-yard scamper in the second half. The do-it-all QB passed for 75 yards but was intercepted twice.
Next Game: Nov. 27 vs. Lowell (Lowell, Mich.)
Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
Skyline cruised to another playoff victory behind Heaps, who lead the Spartans to 35 first-quarter points on the way to a 49-14 quarterfinal victory over Curtis (University Place, Wash.). In limited action, Heaps passed for 149 yards and three scores.
Next Game: Nov. 29 vs. Bothell (Bothell, Wash.)
Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Steamboat Springs is picking the right time to become a complete team and advanced to the next round by defeating Windsor (Windsor, Colo.) 31-7 behind stellar defensive play. Hinder did his part, accounting for three touchdowns and throwing for 122 yards.
Next Game: Nov. 28 vs. Pueblo Central (Pueblo, Colo.)
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Oaks Christian got off to a fast start in its playoff opener and beat Santa Ynez (Santa Ynez, Calif.) 70-14. Montana passed for 168 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a score for the first time this season.
Next Game: Nov. 27 vs. Harvard Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.)
Scroggins went 15-of-19 for 234 yards and a score and chipped in a rushing TD as the Lancers cruised in their playoff opener, 41-17 over Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.).
Next Game: Nov. 27 vs. Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.)
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
With just 15 seconds to go in a region semifinal, Sims connected on a 31-yard screen pass to pull out a 28-21 victory over Grassfield (Chesapeake, Va.). Sims connected on 21-of-26 attempts for 239 yards and a touchdown.
Next Game: Nov. 27 vs. Woodside (Newport News, Va.)
Downers Grove South (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Whitmer was unable to get anything going in a defensive battle as South fell 7-3 to Glenbard North (Carol Stream, Ill.), ending a great career for the future Illinois quarterback. Whitmer was 10-of-30 for 129 yards.