Congratulations to all of the quarterbacks throughout Oregon and Northern California this season who have been recognized for an HL5 Baller of the Week award!  We are pleased to announce our  HL5 Ballers of the Year who will be receiving an Adidas Gift Bag courtesy of Houston Lillard and his newly launched Team Lillard Football Organization

2016 Overall HL5 QB Baller of the Year – Tim Tawa (West Linn High School, Oregon)

Senior Tim Tawa (West Linn) – 2016 Season Stats: 14-0, 264-382, 69%, 3994 Yards, 55 TD’s/1 Int – 456 Rushing Yards, 9 Rush TD – 64 Total TD’s

Tim finished his football career at West Linn by leading the Lions to a 2016 Oregon 6A State Championship win.  Tim has established himself as arguably the greatest high school quarterback in the history of the state of Oregon.  Tim will continue his athletic and academic career at Stanford University where he will be a member of their baseball team.  Congratulations Tim on an outstanding career.

2016 HL5 NorCal Dual Threat Baller of the Year – Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s High School, California)

Senior QB Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s) 2016 Season Stats: 12-2, 180-282, 3312 Yards, 40 TD/6 Int – 1514 Rush Yards, 19 Rush TD  – 5000+ Total Yards, 60+ TD

Jack Rice will go down statistically as one of the best players in Northern California history.  His production on both sides of the ball and at multiple positions is unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time.  This season Jack led his team to the Division 4 NCS Championship game after moving up from Division 5 last season.  For his career Jack Rice notched 7,628 Passing Yards, 3,543 Rushing Yards, 1,888 Receiving Yards, 179 Total Tackles, 3 Int’s and 154 Total Touchdowns!  Best of luck at the next level!

2016 HL5 NorCal Pocket Passer Baller of the Year – Jack Newman (Analy High School, California)

Senior Jack Newman (Analy) – 2016 Season Stats: 11-2, 277-397, 69%, 4488 Yards, 55 TD/5 Int

Jack Newman has absolutely scorched defenses for the past two seasons.  Statistically Jack has been one of the nations best quarterbacks by producing back to back 4000+ yard, 50+ TD passing seasons.  As a 3-sport athlete at Analy, we predict Newman will continue his reign of efficient passing throughout his college years.  Congratulations on a fantastic senior season.

2016 HL5 Oregon Dual Threat Baller of the Year – Carson Crawford (Beaverton High School, Oregon)

Senior QB Carson Crawford (Beaverton) – 2016 Season Stats: 9-3, 213-351, 60%, 2787 Yards, 24 TD/6 Int – 808 Rush Yards, 12 Rush TD

In his first season at QB (switch from WR) for the Beavers, Carson established himself as quite possibly the most exciting player in the state of Oregon.  While leading Beaverton to the 6A quarterfinals, Crawford was able to rack up 3500+ Total Yards and 36 Total TD’s.  Carson is also an outstanding 3 sport athlete.  Congratulations on a monster first season at QB.

(NorCal + Oregon) 2016 HL5  Overall Underclass QB Baller of the Year – Jake Simmons (Rancho Cotate, California)

Junior QB Jake Simmons (Rancho Cotate) – 2016 Season Stats: 9-4, 239-410, 3816 Pass Yards, 43 TD/8 Int – 996 Rush Yards, 12 Rush TD – 4500+ Total Yards, 55 Total TD

After graduating multiple D1 players last season, no one expected Rancho to be where Simmons led them this season.  In his debut as the starter, Simmons led his team the NCS Division 3 Semi-Finals while racking up 4500+ yards of total offense and 55 Total TD’s.  We expect Simmons to be one of the top QB recruits on the west coast as the off-season moves along, congratulations on a great season.