I braved the deep freeze for all of 25 minutes between Friday night and Saturday afternoon. I must say my stats were pretty good — 5-for-5 on interviews, with one video and no stupid questions (subjectively speaking, of course).
Still, I had nothing on the area’s quarterbacks who competed in the playoff games I was covering.
Despite a lopsided loss on Friday to a very good Ralston Valley team, Johnny Feauto of Fairview went 21 for 31 for 305 yards and three touchdowns at the NAAC, completing a remarkable season that included passing Taylor Tharp for the FHS all-time single-season passing record.
Then on Saturday, a pair of Broomfield quarterbacks were very efficient in guiding Broomfield past Montrose 24-20. Logan McCormick started the game and into the third quarter had completed 9 of 12 pass for 114 yards and a touchdown, but then he suffered an injury that kept him out the rest of the game. Enter Jack Burgesser, and the Eagles continued to soar. He went 9 for 11 with 136 yards and two touchdowns, throwing the game-winning TD with 53 seconds left to Dante Panicucci.
And, though I was not up in Fort Collins on Friday night, I must acknowledge the best passing performance of them all, that by Longmont’s Clint Sigg in a huge win for the Trojans over the previously undefeated Lambkins. Sigg completed 14 of 23 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception, and he added a touchdown run.
I couldn’t help but be impressed with the efforts of those four with the conditions not ideal for throwing the ball around.
Next week, Broomfield and Longmont will get a chance to play each other. It is unclear as I write this who will start for the Eagles next week, but whether it’s McCormick or Burgesser, there is potential for another stellar day from the quarterbacks.