The year of the Quarterback in NwGa

As Northwest Georgia gears up for The Friday Night lights this fall, one thing is quite clear with many Football fans in the area.

There’s a lot of great Quarterbacks this season.

Of the returning QB’s from last season, six of them threw for over 2000 yds with many coming close to that number.

This season could see double that.

This years group of QB’s could not only spell doom for many Schools passing records, they could also lead to the fall of many receiving records as well.

The abundance of great arms could be a huge boost to the guys with the great hands.

North Murray’s Jadyn Rice and Rome’s Martel Hight were the areas only 1000-yard receiver’s last season. They will be looking to repeat that feat this season and could also gain some company in the 1000-yard club.

Henderson to White, Brooker to Gray, and Pate to Bryant could become phrases you hear frequently this season.

Listed below are some of the Top returning QB’s from last season and a few looking for a breakout season this year. (In no particular order)

South Paulding: Kasen Wiseman (Sr) 2035 passing, 289 rushing, 25 total TD’s.
North Murray: Seth Griffin (Sr) 2883 passing, 319 rushing, 32 total TD’s
Rome: Reece Fountain (Jr) 2312 passing, 64 rushing, 20 total TD’s.
Sonoraville: Jaxon Pate (Jr) 2193 passing, 658 rushing, 31 total TD’s.
Northwest Whitfield: Owen Brooker (Sr) 2902 passing, 624 rushing, 36 total TD’s
North Paulding: Boone Anderson (Sr) 2080 passing, 179 rushing, 14 total TD’s
Cass: Devin Henderson (Jr) 1562 passing, 855 rushing, 25 TD’s
Rockmart: JD Davis (Jr) 958 passing, 507 rushing, 20 TD’s
Central: Devan Powell (Jr) 1461 passing, 459 rushing, 21 TD’s.
Adairsville: Jonathan Gough (Jr) 1244 passing, 283 rushing, 16 TD’s
Heritage: Kaden Swope (Sr) 1069 passing, 737 rushing, 18 TD’s
Calhoun: Trey Townsend (Jr) The talented Junior will move into the starting role and will look to take this team back to the title game.
Dalton: Parker McClurg (Sr) The 6’4” 200lb Senior has plenty of talent around him and will be looking to lead The Catamounts back to the Playoffs in the new Region 7-AAAAA
Bowden: Robert McNeal (Sr) 1961 passing, 749 rushing, 31 TD’s
Coahulla Creek: Kace Kinnamon (Sr) 1532 passing, 317 rushing, 14 TD’s
Temple: Cam Vaughn (Sr) 1356 passing, 575 rushing, 14 TD’s
Pepperell: Matthew Waddell (Sr) 1394 passing, 300 rushing, 11 TD’s
Pickens: Sam Streicher (Jr) 1353 passing, 155 rushing, 14 TD’s
Trion: Kade Smith (So) 785 passing, 7 TD’s
Dade County: Brody Cooper (Sr) 1342 passing, 324 rushing, 16 TD’s
Mt. Zion: Stanley Cross (JR) 862 passing, 11 TD’s
Armuchee: Chandler Desanto (Sr) Desanto will be looking to build off the success from his junior campaign that led the Indians to their first 5-win season in 10 years.
Murray County: Judah Woodall (Jr) After a productive spring, Woodall will be looking to lead the Indians back into contention in the new 7-AA region.

Several Teams in the area are still looking to fill the Role of QB1. With only weeks remaining before the season kicks off, we’ll all know soon enough just who will be their 2022 Signal callers.

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