Top Performers - Quarterbacks

Some prolific numbers were posted by some of the top JUCO quarterbacks in the country last week including Mesa's Blake Kemp whose prolific first half led his team to a win over Glendale. Here's a look at his day plus the box scores of several other signal-callers from last weekend and how some of them are faring so far this season...

Mesa QB Blake Kemp - In Mesa's 37-30 win over Glendale, Kemp finished the day 48 of 61 for 517 yards with four touchdowns and one interception after going 30 of 38 for 365 yards with three touchdowns in the first half. While playing in six of his team's eight games so far this season, Kemp has completed 173 of his 272 attempts for 2,427 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


Trinity Valley QB Ryan Polite - The sophomore went 26 of 51 for 407 yards and three touchdowns in TVC's 55-31 win over Tyler. In eight games, Polite has completed 66.1% of his passes for 2,529 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight picks while also rushing for over 200 yards and four touchdowns as well.


East Mississippi QB Dontreal Pruitt - Pruitt was named the NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week after he went 24 of 39 for 334 with seven touchdowns and one interception in EMC's 79-7 win over Northwest Mississippi. He also rushed for close to 40 yards and another score. This season, the sophomore signal-caller has completed 67.2% of his passes for 2,746 yards with 33 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He's also rushed for 328 yards and four touchdowns on the season.


Itawamba QB Griff Loftis - Loftis hit the game-winning touchdown with just 1:10 remaining, leading the Indians to a 36-33 win over Northeast Mississippi. For the game, the sophomore went 21 of 40 for 333 yards with four touchdowns and two picks.


Butler QB Hunter Vaughn - Vaughn went 22 of 34 for 297 yards with four touchdowns in Butler's 53-6 win over Coffeyville last weekend. In seven games, Vaughn has completed 62.0% of his passes for 1,490 yards with 16 touchdowns and only three interceptions.


Lackawanna QB Edward McKenzie - The sophomore went 18 of 26 for 284 yards and four touchdowns in the Falcons' 35-33 loss to Monroe.


Monroe QB Clayton Turner - Even though the freshman only went 9 of 20 for 174 yards, he managed to throw for four scores with no interceptions and led the Mustangs to a stunning 35-33 win over Lackawanna last weekend.


Hinds QB James Summers - Summers, a freshman, went 15 of 31 for 311 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 122 and a touchdown on 28 carries in Hinds' 27-13 win over Holmes.


Mendocino QB Trevor Taylor - The sophomore had one of the most prolific days a passer has ever had, at any level, going 38 of 52 for 796 yards (yes, that is correct...796 yards) with nine touchdowns and one interception, but Mendocino still dropped their game of flag football (only joking...sort of) with College of the Redwoods by a score of 69-66.


College of the Redwoods QB Will Hissong - If it weren't for Taylor's huge day, we'd probably be gushing even more about Hissong's big numbers - 39 of 54 for 573 yards with five touchdowns and one interception -- in COR's 69-66 win. Hissong's last pass was is most important as he hit WR Lomboy Chavez for a six-yard touchdown with just five seconds left to give his team the go-ahead score.


Modesto QB TeeJay Gordon - In Modesto's big 76-32 win over College of the Sequoias, the sophomore went 31 of 41 for 325 yards with five touchdowns and a pick while running for 43 more yards and a score. This season, Gordon has completed 66.8% of his passes for 1,539 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for 244 yards and seven scores.


Merced QB Javon Smith - Smith hit on 20 of his 32 attempts for 370 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, but Merced still dropped their game with Chabot by a score of 33-28.


CCSF QB Turner Baty - Baty had a big game in the Rams' 37-29 win over DeAnza as the redshirt sophomore went 26 of 40 for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.


Chaffey QB Dimitri Morales - Chaffey got to 5-1 on the season with a 23-12 win over San Bernardino and Morales' productivity, both with his arm and his legs was a big reason why. For the day, the freshman completed 14 of his 21 attempts for 162 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions while rushing for a game-high 139 yards and two scores on 12 carries.


Riverside QB Skyler Howard - Howard continues to post solid numbers for the Tigers as he went 19 of 28 for 359 yards and three touchdowns, leading Riverside to a 48-25 win over El Camino. So far this season, while leading his team to a 6-1 record, the freshman has completed 68.9% of his passes for 1,933 yards with 21 touchdowns and three interceptions while running for 214 yards and four more scores.


Gavilan QB Nate Ellis - Ellis went 22 of 31 for 337 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, but Gavilan lost to Monterey 34-33.


Fullerton QB Jose Escobar - Escobar was named the Southern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week after going 26 of 39 for 447 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in Fullerton's 48-44 come from behind win over Saddleback. With Fullerton trailing 44-34 with 13 minutes left in the game, Escobar led the Hornets to three scores including two touchdown passes, the final comeing with just 1:47 left in the game, to help them stay undefeated on the season.


Saddleback QB Tim Belman - Normally, a big day like Belman's results in a win, but that wasn't the case as he finished 38 of 59 for 476 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in Saddleback's frustrating 48-44 loss to Fullerton.


Diablo Valley QB Adam Wood - The freshman went 28 of 42 for 310 yards and two touchdowns in Diablo Valley's 28-0 win over Reedley.


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