Quarterbacks are a special breed. The great ones can drive their teams down the field, and defenses crazy. This season, get ready for some amazing feats from some amazing talent under center. Here are the top eight Kansas quarterbacks.
Alex Delton – Hays
Delton has it all. He is over 6-foot, and runs like the wind. The Hays quarterback recently made it official with Kansas State University, and if he is good enough for Bill Snyder that is really all you need to know. The WAC is on notice with Delton taking the snaps for the Indians.
Ryan Willis – Bishop Miege
While Delton out west landed himself in Manhattan, Ryan Willis in Shawnee Mission committed to the University of Kansas. The Stags enter the year ranked tops in 4A Div. I and Willis is a big reason why. Last season he passed for nearly 3,000 yards and had 31 touchdowns.
Blake Peterson – Washburn Rural
Washburn Rural has to navigate a brutal league in and around Topeka, but it has only made him stronger. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound pro-style quarterback completed over half of his passes last year with an average of 14.6 yards per completion. He has committed to Texas State.
Connor Lungwitz – Maize
Lungwitz has been a staple of Maize athletics for a long time. In his senior year, his leadership is a big reason why the Eagles are ranked No. 2 in 5A. Lungwitz and his team believe they will challenge in a gauntlet of a league, and for a state title after losing a five-overtime game to end the season last year.
Brock Monty – Kapaun Mt. Carmel
After the season Kapaun had last year, it is hard to believe Brock Monty is only a junior. The Crusaders stormed the league and challenged for a league title with Monty at the helm as a sophomore. At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Monty already has big time size and talent. This kid will only get better as he piles on experience.
Jace Williams – Buhler
Williams is another Crusader quarterback who grew up fast on the varsity as a sophomore. When you think of Buhler, you think of running backs. But the torch was passed to Williams when he threw a 57-yard touchdown pass in the state title game to give the Crusaders a lead they never gave up.
Korie Frausto – Maize South
It is safe to say the Maize school district is loaded with quarterbacks. Frausto is yet another young quarterback who was thrown in the fire as a sophomore. Expect this dual threat to grow from last season where the Mavericks swept the district and were within a field goal of powerhouse Topeka Hayden in the playoffs.
Matt Jones – Wichita Trinity
When you think about Wichita Trinity, Tyler Burns is a player that immediately comes to mind. But this is no one-man show. Jones’ ability to sit back in the pocket and deliver the ball in the passing game helps create room for the Knights’ offense and keeps defenses guessing. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, this kid has the size and strength to get the job done.