Thursday, August 24, 2006

Training Camp Notes - QB

Football season is just about a week away ... and here is some of the QB buzz around the Conference.

Matt Torchia is the man at QB for Dickinson this season, but there is some buzz surrounding freshman Ian Mitchell from Malvern Prep ... Mitchell ran for 655 yards a year ago while completing 50 percent of his passes for another 914 yards ... his completions went for an average of 19 yards and he rushed and threw for 24 TDs ... the Philadelphia Inquirer named him to their All-SE Pennsylvania second team as a defensive back.

Franklin & Marshall turns to junior Kyle Turner to run the offense in John Troxell's first season ... he completed 56 percent of his passes for 330 yards and a TD, while also running for two scores.

Keep an eye on the QB battle at Gettysburg, as head coach Barry Streeter has declared the job open ... junior Hunter McMillan started last season, but he is being challenged by senior Mark Campo and freshmen Matt Flynn and Kyle Barnett ... Flynn threw for 1,818 yards and 21 TDs a year ago at Mainland Regional and was also recruited by UMass, Delaware and Hofstra, among others ... Barnett threw for over 2,000 yards in his final two seasons at Mount Hebron with a school-record 36 career TDs.

Adam Waddell is the heir apparent at Johns Hopkins after his performances at the end of the 2005 season ... freshman Mark Zamorski from Cranford, N.J., threw for 1,832 yards and 19 TDs on his way to Newcomer of the Year honors in Union County from the Newark Star-Ledger ... fellow rookie Eric Callocchia threw for 1,695 yards and 17 TDs with just five picks.

McDaniel welcomes the return of Brad Baer (pictured) from the ranks of the injured ... he is one of six QBs in Centennial history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a career ... backing him are seniors Tom Wenrich and Brett Gibson.

Muhlenberg is turning to one of two sophomores at QB - Jim Jeffers or Eric Santagato ... "Our quarterback will be a sophomore," said head coach Mike Donnelly to the Easton Express-Times ... Santagato completed 15-of-25 passes a year ago for 194 yards and one score.

Ursinus will turn to sophomore Nick Dye who spelled Vince Gallagher in 2005, completing 52 percent of his tossers for 565 yards and six TDs.

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