Refugio (Corpus Christi, Texas) junior quarterback Travis Quintanilla puts up big numbers every week. But even for him, last week was amazing.
Quintanilla only threw 15 passes, but a state-record 10 of them went for touchdowns in his team’s 80-0 win over Taft (Texas) on Friday.
Most of the passes were short tosses out of the team’s hurry-up spread offense that then turned into long gains.
“He’s the best quarterback I’ve coached,” Refugio coach Jason Herring said. “He led us to the (state 2A) championship last year. Thank God we still have him for another year.”
Refugio (6-0), which seldom has much competition in its district, has outscored opponents 379-47. Despite a big lead against Taft, Quintanilla threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Herring said he’s less concerned about running up the score than getting his players prepared for the playoffs.
“It’s a tough situation because we’re so much more talented than every team in our district,” Herring said. “If I take my kids out at halftime, they won’t be in shape for the playoffs. Friday, we only had 26 offensive plays, and that’s with me letting the starters play every quarter.”
The rest of this week’s top high school football performances (in alphabetical order):
American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week
Kaleb Beck, Dadeville (Ala.)
Beck threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another touchdown in a 33-6 win over Beulah (Valley, Ala.) on Friday.
Alex Chase, Anderson County (Clinton, Tenn.)
Chase had 18 tackles, including six tackles for loss and three sacks, in a 49-14 win over Karns (Knoxville, Tenn.) on Friday.
Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner (Okla.)
Evitt ran for 408 yards and six touchdowns in a 44-27 win at Oologah (Okla.) on Friday.
Troy Flutie, Natick (Mass.)
The nephew of former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, Troy threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 231 yards and two more touchdowns in a 41-23 win at Weymouth (Mass.) on Friday.
Will Grier, Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.)
Grier tied a state record with eight touchdown passes in a 68-28 defeat of Metrolina Christian (Indian Trail, N.C.) on Friday. He completed 23-of-28 passes for 388 yards while adding 121 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Omari Jones, McMain (New Orleans)
Jones threw six touchdown passes, including five in the first quarter, in a 48-8 win over Reed (New Orleans) on Friday.
Kolton Mims, Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Mims passed for 215 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-14 defeat of Miller (Corpus Christi) on Friday.
Cody Thomas, Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
Thomas passed for 541 yards and seven touchdowns in a 56-47 win over MacArthur (Irving, Texas) on Friday.
Davaun Williams, King (Detroit)
Williams passed for four touchdowns and ran for two in a 44-13 defeat of Cass Tech (Detroit) on Friday.
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