AVON, Ind. - The Avon (IN) running game helped open up its passing game Friday night against Fishers. Quarterback Brandon Peters stood at the forefront both offensive phases.
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound junior with a big arm kept the opposition honest with designed runs early. A 55-yard sprint set up the Orioles second touchdown, which came on a 5-yard pass from Peters.
"Most people don't know that I can run a little bit, but yeah, I can," he said with a smile.
Peters totaled 78 yards on five carries and threw for 190 and four touchdowns in a 36-26 upset of No. 6 Fishers.
PETERS EVALUATION: One of the first things you notice about Peters is the calmness with which he plays the game. He operates behind center with confidence and smoothness that makes what he's doing look easy.
Peters threw a first-quarter interception and remained poised. He tossed three touchdowns before halftime after the pick.
Peters can make all of the throws. The 37-yard touchdown you can watch in the highlight video below was an incredible play. He hit the receiver in stride and the defense really had no chance.
Peters also spun the ball quickly to the sidelines throughout the night, showing excellent arm strength and a quick release, giving the wideouts a chance to make plays after the catch.
Peters operated exclusively out of the shotgun, so that limited what I could see of his footwork. He looked smooth and fundamentally sound out of that formation. He's a good athlete, which shouldn't be a surprise considering he's the basketball team's leading scorer.
Overall, it would have been difficult to be more impressed with Peters. He's advanced for a high school junior.