State champs! QB Country trainees win ten state titles across four states
Congrats to this year’s group of ten QB Country-trained state champions across four states:
Harrison Barnett (Charlotte Catholic, NC)
Just a sophomore, Harrison played an important role in lifting Charlotte Catholic to a third straight 3A NCHSAA state title. He played his best football down the stretch and made several big throws in the 23-7 state final victory.
Jefferson Boaz (East Surry, NC)
Jefferson led East Surry to a 15-0 record, a regional title and the 1AA NC state title. He set single season state records with 82 touchdowns responsible for and a 74.2 completion percentage.
Dante Casciola (Weddington, NC)
Dante and Weddington took home the North Carolina 3AA state title. Dante had a notable performance in the state semifinal, going 10-for-13 for 187 yards and four touchdowns to lead the program to its third title game in four years.
Austin Grier (Vance, NC)
Austin went 9-of-11 for 127 yards and a touchdown and ran for 46 yards in the 4AA title game to help lift Vance to its first state championship in school history. Austin, a junior, finished with more than 3000 yards passing this season.
Trey Higgins (Oxford, AL)
Despite an injury late in the state title game, Trey had 70 critical yards on the ground to help lift Oxford to a 14-13 victory in the Class 6A state championship game to earn the program’s first title in 26 years.
PJ McDonald (Bessemer, AL)
PJ led Bessemer to its third AISA Class AAA title in the last five years, throwing for two touchdowns and 135 yards in the Rebels’ 49-22 state championship win.
Zach Pyron (Fyffe, AL)
Zach ran for 171 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns and had another through the air to lead Fyffe to the 2A state title. Fyffe, a sophomore, is now 30-0 as a starter.
Matthew Tuomala (Charlotte Christian, NC)
Matthew returned from injury late in the season to help lead Charlotte Christian to a third straight NCISAA Division 1 State Championship.
Kyle Wickersham (Rummel, LA)
Kyle helped lead Archbishop Rummel to a national top 10 ranking, an undefeated season and a district and Louisiana Division 1 state title.
Gabe Wright (ELCA, GA)
Gabe capped a remarkable senior season, lifting Eagle’s Landing Christian to the 1A private state championship. Gabe was strong throughout the postseason, highlighted by 341 yards of total offense in a quarterfinals victory.