The forthcoming South Carolina high school football season has fans and athletes alike bristling with anticipation as the start of practice looms. The gridiron of Anderson and Pickens counties will showcase an array of formidable talent in 2023, particularly in the quarterback arena. Here are the South Carolina high school football top quarterbacks poised to take center stage.
Kolton Chapman: The Signal-Caller for Daniel
The season sees Daniel High School entering with a new starting quarterback for the third consecutive year. This time, the mantle falls on last season’s backup, Kolton Chapman. Last year, despite limited playtime, Chapman demonstrated significant potential, throwing for 561 yards and seven touchdowns with an impressive 71% completion rate.
Luke Gray: Pendleton’s Power Player
Senior quarterback Luke Gray steered Pendleton to a 5-5 overall record last season, averaging over 31 points per game. Holding an impressive record of 2,198 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, he plans to continue driving Pendleton’s potent offense.
Eli Hudgins: Powdersville’s Dual Threat
Eli Hudgins, a standout in two sports, brings versatility and athleticism to the Powdersville squad. Committed to play baseball at Army West Point after his football career, Hudgins is aiming to finish his gridiron journey in style.
Jay Stoker: The Young Hope for Easley
Easley will entrust their offense to sophomore quarterback Jay Stoker, who displayed promise during his six appearances as a freshman. With experienced teammates in his corner, Stoker looks set for a successful season.
Noah Thomas: The Dual-Threat Prospect for Belton Honea-Path
Noah Thomas, another promising dual-threat quarterback, could form part of one of the most exciting backfields in the Upstate this season at Belton Honea-Path.
Cutter Woods: Westside’s Rising Star
Junior Cutter Woods stands out as one of South Carolina’s top quarterback recruits for the 2025 class. With impressive passing stats and multiple college offers, he’s expected to continue shining on Westside’s roster.
The South Carolina high school football season is rife with potential, thanks to the abundance of talented quarterbacks ready to take the field. Their combination of skill, dedication, and the ability to command the field will undoubtedly yield an exciting season for all involved. Watch out for these individuals as they lead their teams and strive to reach their personal and collective football aspirations.