Halliday, like Heaps and Montana, is one of the top-rated prep signal callers in the land. He is the No. 7 quarterback prospect on the West Coast in the eyes of Scout.com and is the No. 2-rated QB in the Pacific Northwest behind Heaps. Halliday is pegged at No. 39 among prep quarterbacks nationally.
Through four games this season, he has thrown for 1,007 yards and 10 TDs while completing a glossy 69 of 95 pass attempts. He has four interceptions. As a junior in 2008, Halliday threw for more than 2,400 yards -- the 11th-highest single-season output in Spokane history. Mind you, that history includes signal callers the likes of Mark Rypien, Ryne Sandberg, Ed Riley (Mike's brother), Jim Dorr, Denny Fitzpatrick, Bill Etter, Terry Campbell and Bill Diedrick.
Halliday is 6-5, 186 pounds and also a standout on Ferris' stellar basketball team.
The Saxons are 3-1 this grid season and rated the No. 9 Class 4A team in the state. Esperanza, winner of four straight league titles, is 2-1 and rated No. 48 in California in its classification. Ferris is averaging 38 points per game and Esperanza, which emphasizes the ground attack on offense, is averaging 25.
In ESPN's most recent rankings of the best overall athletic programs among the nation's high schools, Esperanza was pegged at No. 30.