2022 All-Bay Area News Group High School Football Preseason: Quarterbacks



(Arranged in alphabetical order)

Nate Bell, Liberty, 5-10, 175, senior

Jaden Rashada isn’t the only Bay Valley Athletic League quarterback expected to boast huge stats this season. Bell was the definition of a double threat last year, throwing for 1,304 yards and 13 touchdowns, and rushing for 445 yards and three scores as well. Now entering his senior season, Bell will need to make another leap if Liberty is to dethrone Pittsburg at the top of the BVAL.

Jake Boyd, Los Gatos, 6-0, 170, senior

Boyd has been very effective in 2021, throwing for 22 touchdowns with just six interceptions, and adding five touchdowns with his legs. The Wildcats’ 10-1 record last season was due, in large part, to Boyd’s ability to avoid mistakes. Coach Mark Krail said his quarterback “has that factor” and it shows on Friday night. »

Matthew Dougherty, St. Francis, 6-6, 200, senior

The last time the Bay Area saw Dougherty in action, he was throwing the touchdown pass to beat De La Salle. The big right-hander has missed the rest of the season with injury, but he’s ready for a senior year that could see St. Francis happier than years past.

Luke Duncan, Miramonte, 6-5, 200, senior

Duncan was given the keys to offense last season and didn’t disappoint. The UCLA commit (per 247Sports) threw for 30 touchdowns and for nearly 3,000 yards as he pushed the ball down. Miramonte coach Jack Schram said Duncan had the talent and the opportunity to break all of Miramonte’s passing records by the end of the season.

Jordan Hernandez, Tennyson, 6-0, 160, senior

Hernandez didn’t throw many passes last season, but he made the most of them. He threw for 20 touchdowns on just 67 attempts, including 16 for the highly touted Taeshaun Lyons. Both are back for the Lancers, and there’s no reason to believe the duo won’t repeat last year’s performance.

Armand Johnson, Wilcox, 6-0, 170, senior

Along with All-Bay Area News Group preseason runner Andrew Palacios and last year’s since-grad Luther K. Glenn, Armand Johnson helped Wilcox advance to the 2-A state championship game. . He threw for 1,653 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 612 yards as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the bay.

John Pelletier, Northgate, 6-0, 180, senior

Pelletier guided the Broncos to an undefeated 5-0 record in the Valley Division of the Diablo Athletic League, which means he will now be tested in the tougher Foothill Division. The Valley’s MVP had perhaps his best game of the season against College Park as he threw for 359 yards and had five total touchdowns.

Tayden Phillips, Lincoln-San Jose, 5-11, 185, senior

Coach Kevin Collins has a dynamic backfield, with Tayden Phillips joining running back Sal Espinoza on the Bay Area News Group’s preseason squad. Phillips threw for 1,053 yards and nine touchdowns, then ran for 687 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. A repeat CSC playoff appearance is a very achievable goal for Lincoln’s dual threat star.

Jaden Rashada, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 200, senior

As a four-star teetering on that coveted five-star status, Rashada has all the physical tools a college like Miami is looking for in a quarterback. The Hurricane’s commitment threw for 25 touchdowns last season and could have thrown even more had he not been hampered by a hamstring injury down the stretch. With four Bay Area News Group receivers to launch this year, expect Rashada to post Madden-caliber numbers.

Liam Smith, Hillsdale, 6-6, 205, senior

Hillsdale will rely on its senior star to be a stable presence now that the vast majority of last year’s receiving core have graduated. Smith threw for 27 touchdowns and ran for five more last fall. The third-year starter is the reigning PAL Ocean Division Offensive Player of the Year.

Dashiell Weaver, Campolindo, 6-0, 170, senior

Campolindo’s signalman can make defenses on the ground and in the air pay. His trainer, Kevin Macy, said the senior had “great strength and very good accuracy”. Weaver threw for 2,509 yards, rushed for 552 and had 24 total touchdowns for a 10-4 Campolindo team that won the 2021 North Coast Section Division II title.

Michael Wood, Las Lomas, 6-1, 200, senior

In eight games played, Wood threw for 1,705 yards and 15 touchdowns, clearly establishing himself as one of the best passers in the bay. Coach Doug Longero called Wood “a very talented quarterback.”

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