Video: Jacob Conover Ultimate HighlightsSee the 2019 BYU commit in action. Jacob Conover
of Chandler (Ariz.)
has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in state history. He's led the Wolves to back-to-back 6A state titles and is three wins away from making it a three-peat. No. 20 Chandler won its 10th consecutive win rolling past Boulder Creek (Anthem) 64-14.
The 3-star quarterback finished the night completing 12-of-17 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns in the blowout victory. Conover has thrown for 2,500-plus yards and has 33 touchdown passes to only three interceptions in his postseason career.
The most important playoff stat though — nine wins and zero losses.
Up next for Conover and Wolves is a 7-4 Mountain Pointe (Phoenix) team in the second round of the Arizona 6A playoffs.
Honorable mentionsSt. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) defense
The No. 1 team in high school football recorded its second consecutive shutout with a 49-0 win in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division-I playoffs against Serra (Gardena, Calif.). The Braves are loaded with players on the 2019
Polynesian Bowl roster including three players on the defense — Chris Steele
, Ralen Goforth
and Sua'ava Poti
Stephen Herron Jr. — Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
The 2019 Stanford commit led Trinity to a 69-0 shutout win in the opening round of the 6A Kentucky state playoffs. The back-to-back 6A state champs have now won 11 straight playoff games and are finally getting healthy at the right time as they got for a three-peat. The Shamrocks held Muhlenburg County (Greenville, Ky.) to four first downs and only allowed one yard rushing.
Junior Tafuna — Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
The third and final defensive player selected is Bingham's 3-star linebacker. He led the Miners to a 46-0 shutout win in the second round of the Utah 6A state playoffs over Kearns (Utah). He was a factor all over the field and capped it off with a 30-yard pick six to give Bingham its 10th consecutive playoff win. The back-to-back 6A state champs face a very good 10-2 American Fork with a spot in the state championship game on the line.
Cam'ron Kelly — Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
There was no way the 2019 Auburn commit was missing senior night and especially against a team they lost to in 2017. Kelly returned after missing last week and balled out despite only playing one half in the 49-10 blowout victory. He threw for 219 yards and four scores as they enter the 6A Virginia state playoffs with a 9-1 record.