A potential national record holder joins the ranks this week with Trey Quinn of Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) making his way into the National Football Player of the Year Watch.
A junior MaxPreps All-American last year, Quinn is closing in on the national record for all-time receiving yardage. He still has over 700 yards to go, but MaxPreps will monitor his status the rest of the season, along with the other members of the Player of the Year Watch.
National Football Player of the Year WatchWill Grier, Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.)
Grier had his lowest yardage total of the season last week, but gained, perhaps, his most significant win. Grier completed 23 of 41 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns in leading Davidson Day past Charlotte Country Day, 42-35. One of Davidson Day's two losses last year came against Charlotte Country Day. With 12,077 career yards, Grier is one yard behind Connor Mitch of Wakefield (Raleigh) for second place on the North Carolina all-time passing yardage list. Chris Leak of Independence (Charlotte) leads with 15,593 and Mitch is second with 12,078.Jake Browning, Folsom (Calif.)
Browning tied his career high with four interceptions in a 35-0 win over Oak Ridge, but that was the only blemish on an otherwise solid outing against one of Northern California's top teams. He completed 27 of 39 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns to give him 2,348 yards and 33 touchdowns on the season. As a junior, he is 96 yards away from becoming the record holder for career passing yardage. Dano Graves of Folsom holds the mark with 7,691 yards.
Treon Harris, Washington (Miami)
Harris got plenty of pressure from the Northwestern defense in a 21-9 win, but he still managed to throw for 206 yards and a touchdown to put him over 1,000 yards on the season. He has completed 85 of 125 passes for 1,198 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Nick Chubb, Cedartown (Ga.)
Chubb had one of his best games of the season in a 42-34 win over Pickens as he rushed 36 times for 355 yards and five touchdowns. For the season, Chubb has carried 181 times for 1,883 yards and 29 scores.Deshaun Watson, Gainesville (Ga.)
Watson's completion percentage has been phenomenal this year. For the fourth straight game he completed over 70 percent of this passes. This time he was 21 of 29 (72 percent) for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-8 win over Salem. For the season, Watson has completed 72 percent of his passes (162 of 225) for 2,120 yards and 26 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Shuler Bentley, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
Bentley had his third straight game with at least five touchdown passes, and his fifth overall for the season, in leading Byrnes to a 57-0 win over Riverside. He completed 18 of 22 passes for 293 yards to give him 150 completions in 216 attempts for 2,559 yards and 37 touchdowns on the season. He also became the all-time leader at Byrnes for career yardage with 10,772. Only Everett Golson of Myrtle Beach (11,634 yards) and Justin Worley of Northwestern (13,385) have thrown for more yards in South Carolina than Bentley.
Grant Sherman, Kenton (Ohio)
Kenton receiver Justin Sawmiller set the national record for receptions in a career and Grant Sherman is a big reason why. Sherman has thrown for over 400 yards in five games this season, including a season-high 518 yards and six touchdowns in a 48-2 win over Elida. For the season, Sherman has 2,722 yards (200 of 307) with 31 touchdowns. He also has an outside chance at 10,000 career yards as he has 7,697 yards in his four-year varsity career.Trey Quinn, Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Quinn is gradually climbing the national career receiving yards list and is within 783 yards of the all-time leader, Dorial Green-Beckham of Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.). Quinn has 5,573 yards in his career and needs 294 to pass Abram Booty of Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) for second place all-time. Booty has 5,867 career yards while Green-Beckham has 6,356. For the season, Quinn has 48 catches for 974 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Leonard Fournette, St. Augustine (New Orleans)
Fournette carried just 17 times in a 49-21 win over Brother Martin; however he managed to gain 125 yards, including one touchdown. For the year, Fournette has rushed 94 times for 759 yards and five touchdowns.Desmon White, DeSoto (Texas)
DeSoto had little trouble with Mansfield Timberview, winning 55-20. As a result, White attempted just 16 passes, completing six, for 152 yards and a touchdown. He did carry 15 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the win. For the season, White has completed 91 of 135 passes for 1,509 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has also rushed 76 times for 783 yards and 11 touchdowns.