Football: Top Pasco County quarterback — June 27

Here are the nominees for the top Pasco County quarterback entering the season. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Thursday. 

Riley Blevens, Sr., Hudson: Threw for 2,356 and 28 touchdowns while leading the Cobras to the Class 2S region semifinals in his first season as a starter last year. 

Elijah Brown, Sr., Zephyrhills Christian: The Wiregrass Ranch transfer is competing with two others for the starting job with the Warriors. 

Mason Clarke, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Last year’s starter accounted for 1,492 yards (941 passing, 551 rushing) in guiding the Gators to the Class 3S region quarterfinals.

Brendyn Collela, Sr., Zephyrhills: Finished with 1,700 yards passing and 26 touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs to the Class 3S region final last year.

Ethan Holewski, Sr., Gulf: Threw for 2.145 yards and 23 touchdowns while leading the Buccaneers to the Class 3S region semifinals. 

Kyle Horvath, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: The Sunlake transfer returns to the Gators, who he shined with in 2021. 

Chance Houston, Fr., Land O’ Lakes: The newcomer is vying for the Gators’ starting job with two others.  

Luke Knight, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Threw for 1,852 yards and 11 touchdowns to help Merritt Island reach the 3S region quarterfinals. 

Myles McDonald, Fr., Zephyrhills Christian: Warriors race about the newcomer who is competing for the starting job. 

Jack Niemann, Sr., Cypress Creek: Finished with 1,834 yards passing and 20 touchdowns for the Coyotes last season. 

Parker Stinkorb, Sr., Zephyrhills Christian: Threw for 990 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Warriors last season. 

Cayden Thomas, So., Mitchell: The first-year starter had an impressive debut, scoring six touchdowns (four rushing, two passing) in a spring win over Hudson. 

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