Beasts of the Week

Pair of District 5-4A QBs top list of weekend's best

By Adam Boedeker
|  Monday, Sep 14, 2009  |  Updated 7:15 AM CDT
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Beasts of the Week

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Scotty Young tied the single-game record for TD passes in Friday's 70-63 win.

With Week 2 now in the books, we look back at what has been a wet high school football season thus far, with games being affected by weather in the first three weeks of the season. You'd think playing in such sloppy conditions would be a hindrance to the high-flying spread offenses that are so prevalent in DFW, but some beastly efforts over the weekend proved otherwise.

These two guys were so far beyond anyone else's performance, I'm cutting the BEAST list down since so many games were canceled due to the weather, which hopefully won't be an issue again next week though it looks like it could be.

So now, without further hesitation -- your BEASTS of Week 2:

1. Scotty Young, QB, Denton Ryan: So far this season, Young has been putting up phenomenal numbers once again. That's no surprise considering he was two TD passes shy of tying Graham Harrell's state record of 67 set in 2003. Through the first two games, Ryan blew out its opponents and the Texas Tech commit took a seat long before the game was over. But in Friday's predicted shootout with McKinney and QB Zach Lee, Young was needed until the end. He led his team to an incredible 70-63 victory in the rain, and threw for eight touchdowns, which tied the state single-game record. He also threw for 541 yards -- just shy of another single-game mark. Young's numbers for the season are equally mind boggling: 20 TDs, one interception.

2. James Franklin, QB, Lake Dallas: The Missouri commit is the true definition of a dual-threat QB. At 6-3 and 220-plus pounds, Franklin is a powerful runner that is near impossible to bring down in the open field. He doesn't have the blazing speed of your typical "running quarterbacks" but he has enough when you mix in his field vision and power. But make no mistake, Franklin's a QB. He was recruited as one by Mizzou, leading him to choose the Tigers over programs like Texas that wanted him as an "athlete". In Friday's win over West Mesquite, which supposed to be a close game, Franklin accounted for six TDs (three passing, three rushing) and threw for 307 yards while rushing for 115.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. Follow these man-beasts more closely at the DR-C's award-winning high school blog.

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