Have the Owls Found Their First QB?


It looks like a possibility right about now. South Paulding’s Chandler Burks, KSU’s first ever commitment, who was recruited by Brian Bohannon as an athlete, is playing almost exclusively at quarterback this year. He threw just six passes in the past two years according to MaxPreps.com, but this season through two games, he leads the entire state of Georgia in passing yards per game with 297.5 (32-48, 66%). He has six passing touchdowns and only two interceptions to go along with a QB rating of 132. Did I mention that he also has 31 carries for 297 yards and four rushing touchdowns? These numbers place Burks second in the state in total yards, and first in the state is total yards per game.

If you want to catch Burks in action, South Paulding will be taking on Woodland High School in Cartersville this Friday at 7:30 pm. A much stiffer test will come in two weeks when they take on Allatoona, who is currently ranked 34th in the state. 

Here are the current statistics for the leading passers in the state according to MaxPreps. Keep in mind that the players listed below have all played 3-4 games while Burks has only played two.




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  1. Jimmy Talon says:

    I hope he has a great season as QB for South Paulding this year. During the 7-on-7 drills at Fifth Third stadium Chandler didn’t show much at QB, but I’m sure he’s putting in the work this year to put him in competition to be KSU’s starter in 2015.

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