Top 20 Quarterbacks in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Heading into the 2020-2021 Football Season – High School Sports News, Results, Videos, Leaderboards
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Here’s a closer look at the top 20 quarterbacks in the CIF Sac-Joaquin section. The ranking list was compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette.
The main criteria for our quarterback ranking are statistics from the 2019 and 2018 college seasons in terms of team success (on the offensive) and the strength of the schedule. Performances in club football or in camps were not taken into account.
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Two 2021 Sac Joaquin quarterbacks graduated from high school early to begin their college football careers and are therefore not eligible to get on the list. You are a former Oak Ridge quarterback Justin Lamsonwho is now at Syracuse University and a former Folsom QB Ari Patuwho enrolled at Stanford.
Here are the top 20 quarterbacks in the CIF Sac-Joaquin section to start in the event of a 2020-2021 season.
TOP 20 QUARTERBACKS IN THE CIF SAC JOAQUIN SECTION
20. Wyatt Green – Mariposa County – Junior
Green led Mariposa County to a Division 7 championship in 2019, throwing 1,978 yards, 18 TDs, and nine interceptions in 13 games.
19. Aaron Martinez – The Great – Junior
In his sophomore season, Martinez was sharp, completing 125 of 249 passes for 1,979 yards, 19 TDs, and six INTs. He led Le Grand to the semi-finals of Division 7, where they fell against Denair between 21 and 14.
18. Aydan Edwards – Lake View – Senior
Edwards is hoping for some semblance of a full season to show what he can do. The senior only played five games last season due to injury, but looked impressive. He completed 42 of 84 passes for 552 yards and seven TDs. He didn’t intercept. Edwards is committed to the University of Missouri S&T.
17. Ty Uber – Ponderosa – Senior
Last season, Uber completed 76 of 137 passes for 1,130 yards, 12 TDs, and seven interceptions. He rushed for 477 yards and eight touchdowns. Ponderosa took the 5-6 lead last year and lost to Antelope in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.
16. Ty Harris – Senior Escalon
Harris completed 108 of 181 passes for 1,858 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions last season. He helped lead Escalon to a Division 6 title and a 4-A state championship in 2019.
15. Logan McCleery – Patterson – Sr.
McCleery is a St. Xavier baseball commit. In his junior season, McCleery completed 138 of 270 passes for 2,080 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for four TDs. Patterson went 7-5 a year ago. The Tigers lost to Oakdale 67-21 in the second round of the Division 4 playoffs.
14. Caden Duke – Millennium – Senior
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Duke is a baseball commit from the University of Pacific. Last season, as a junior, he completed 137 of 271 passes for 2,350 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Duke also rushed for 275 yards and five TDs. Millenium went 3-7 a year ago.
13. Richie Watts – Rocklin – Senior
As a junior, Watts completed 138 of 234 passes for 1,605 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed 55 times for 244 yards and six TDs. Rocklin took first place in the Division 2 playoffs last year after a regular 7-3 season, but the Thunder were upset by Whitney 28-26 in the second round.
12. Cruz Herrera – St. Mary’s – Junior
Herrera moved from Linden to St. Mary’s in the off-season. Last season he completed 87 of 164 passes for 1,658 yards, 21 TDs and six interceptions. He also rushed for two touchdowns. We ranked St. Mary’s as a top 10 team in the section ahead of the season.
11. Rocklin Baptista – Livingston – Junior
In his sophomore season, Baptista completed 135 of 241 passes for 1,958 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also rushed 61 times for 288 yards and five touchdowns. Livingston took the lead 6-5 last season and fell 41-19 against Rosemont in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs.
10. JT Willis – Lincoln – Sr.
As a junior, Willis completed 147 of 270 passes for 1,858 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for three points. Lincoln lost 42-21 to Whitney 5-6 in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs last season.
9. Sean Nixon – Sheldon – Sr.
Sheldon had a tough season 8-2 a year ago, but Nixon had a solid junior year. He completed 135 of 243 passes for 1,766 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.
8. Nicholas Coronado – Kimball – Junior
In the second year, Coronado completed 199 of 305 passes for 2,625 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed for two TDs. Kimball lost 5-6 to Atwater 50-26 in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs last season.
7. Aiden Meyer – Hughson – Sr.
As a junior, Meyer completed 134 of 236 passes for 2,204 yards, 21 TDs and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 120 times for 479 yards and seven TDs. Hughson went 5-7 a year ago and fell to eventual champions Escalon in the second round of the Division 6 playoffs 21-6.
6. Hayden Abbruzzese – Oakmont – Sr.
As a junior, Abbruzzese completed 101 of 197 passes for 1,483 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 138 times for 528 yards and six TDs. Oakmont played the Division 2 playoffs last season and lost to eventual champions Elk Grove 41-22.
5. Quincy Gallon – Antelope – Senior
Gallon is a true quarterback with a double threat. Last season, he completed 88 of 168 passes for 1,387 yards, 11 TDs and six interceptions. On the ground, he had 75 stretches for 334 yards and eight touchdowns. Gallon led Antelope to the quarterfinals of Division 3 last season, where the Titans fell 27-17 to Capital Christian.
4. Seth Miguel – Hilmar – Senior
As a junior, Miguel completed 110 of 184 passes for 1,946 yards, 28 TDs, and five interceptions. He also rushed 77 times for 511 yards and two touchdowns. Under the leadership of Miguel Hilmar advanced to the Division 6 championship, where they fell on the eventual champion Escalon 41-27.
3. Luke Carrel – Davis – Sr.
Carrel is a baseball commit from UC Davis. Last season he completed 79 of 156 passes for 1,692 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Under Carrel’s leadership, Davis reached the quarterfinals of Division 1 a year ago and lost to Inderkum 43-21.
2. Beau Green – Turlock – Junior
Green missed all of last season with a shoulder injury but was impressed enough in five games in his first season to receive an offer from Auburn’s senior coaching staff. As a freshman at Downey, he completed 65 of 105 passes for 1,021 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Green didn’t play last season due to a shoulder injury and had briefly signed up with Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California to play this season, but is now back with Turlock.
1. Anthony Grigsby Jr. – Cosumnes Oaks – Sr.
Grigsby completed 197 of 334 passes for 2,713 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2019, making him the best statistical QB to return in the section. He also rushed for 360 yards and three touchdowns.
- Jackson Holt – Oakdale – Junior