Heading into the 2021 football season all eyes may be on the top tier guys that play the quarterback position. The average fan is aware of Gibson Southern gunslinger Brady Allen. An Indiana Preps Player of the Year candidate and Purdue verbal commit. However, there is a solid group of quarterbacks in class A-3A, fans should be on the watch for.
Carson Clark is a seasoned veteran for the Fort Wayne Bishop Luers program. Last season, Clark led the Knights to a runner-up in the Class 2A state championship. He threw for 3,592 yards with 38 touchdowns in his junior campaign.
Carsen Parmer burst on to the scene as a sophomore for North Decatur, leading them to a sectional title while throwing for 2,128 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Chargers. Parmer is also a force on the defensive side of the ball. The 6’3 205 player earned IFCA honors on defense last season.
Christian Johnson is one of the better athletes in the state. Doubling aa a star on the field and the basketball court, Johnson made his presence felt in both sports as a sophomore for the Parke Heritage Wolves. Averaging around 16 points on the court, behind center Johnson threw for 2,905 yards and 38 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions. Johnson also picked up nearly 400 yards rushing and added 10 touchdowns on the ground during his sophomore season.
Clark Barrett is a veteran starter for the Lafayette Central Catholic Knights with a career passing yards total of 5,827 and 57 touchdowns. Barrett has a state championship on his resume. The Knights fell short in the semi-state game last season preventing a return trip to Lucas Oil Stadium.
Garrett Yoon is a dual-threat quarterback at Lawrenceburg high school with eye-popping stats. The three year starter will look to add to his numbers in the air and on the ground this season. Nearly 7,000 yards throwing in 3 seasons and adding another 2,800 yards on the ground, Yoon’s game seems to only elevate each year. The Tigers will be on the prowl in class 3A with Yoon roaming the field.
Kale Payne is ready to lead Danville back to the class 3A title game in 2021. Falling short in the state championship game last season, the veteran signal caller is poised to capitalize on a great career for the Warriors. Though his 1,874 yards passing last season might not seem all that impressive, the nearly 69% completion rate is.