Will 2014 Be The Year Of The Quarterback In The Mid-Penn Conference?
Posted January 22, 2014 1:30 pm
Pictured above is Mike Shuster from Camp Hill High School.
Before the 2013 season began, the Mid-Penn Football Conference in Central Pennsylvania boasted some of the best running backs in area. Between Robert Martin (Harrisburg), Chase Edmonds (Central Dauphin East), Andre Robinson (Bishop McDevitt) and John Ford (Red Land), you had some of the best ball carriers not only in Central Pennsylvania, but in the entire state. This year, it looks like the quarterback position will be the strongest position in the conference. Here’s a quick look at five of the Mid-Penn’s best signal callers coming back for the 2014 season.
Shuster threw for 1,806 yards and 18 touchdowns for a young Camp Hill squad that returns some players with experience including rising sophomore running back Bill Williams. He’s very poised in the pocket and has a nice arsenal weapon returning with him.
The first year signal caller threw for 1,812 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2013 season. Towards the end of the 2013 season, you could see Clark progress as a quarterback as he almost hit the 2,000 yard passing mark in his first season as a starter.
Lewis was able to throw for 1,651 yards and 14 touchdowns during what was a very stressful season for Palmyra. Lewis is fundamentally sound, a hard worker, and is more athletic than you think. Underrated.
Marsillo had what ended up being a breakout in 2013 as he threw for 2,645 yards and 31 touchdowns. Could it be that the locals were too hard on Marsillo this past year? I think so. He had two of the biggest acts to follow in Alec Werner (2013, Kutztown) and Matt Johnson (currently at Bowling Green). He was named to the CLASS AAA All-State team as a 1st-team quarterback.
Schubert threw for 2,073 yards and 20 touchdowns for the 2013 season. With Cedar Cliff’s Andrew Ford off to Virginia Tech, Schubert could emerge as one of the top gunslingers in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference.