When reading Local Sports Journal’s recently published high school football preview section (which is still available for free in area Plumb’s stores and other retail outlets), it becomes clear that our area has quite a few outstanding prep quarterbacks this season.LSJ Logo incert

If Week 1 is any indication, a bunch of them are heading for big years.

The hottest hand belonged to Oakridge quarterback Brady Luttrull, who completed 25 of 30 passes for 315 yards and six touchdowns. All of those TDs, by the way, were caught by wideout James Cooper III, in the Eagles’ 45-26 win over Muskegon Catholic.Sport clips 2015 football sponsor logo

Then there was Mona Shores signal caller Tyler Trovinger, who made his debut as Tyree Jackson’s replacement by rushing for 107 yards, including a touchdown scamper of 60 yards, and completed 5 of 6 passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

Grand Haven went to the air to defeat Fruitport, with quarterback Levi Overway throwing for a pair of touchdowns, including a 78-yarder, and adding a 47-yard touchdown run.

Whitehall’s Zarren Aylor completed 7 of 14 passes for 50 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for 90 yards on 14 carries in the Viking victory over Kelloggsville.

Not to be outdone by his Whitehall counterpart, Montague’s Jacob Buchberger rushed for 190 yards and one touchdown against Orchard View.

Montague's Jacob Buchberger fights for a few of his 190 yards rushing against OV on Thursday. Photo/Tim Reilly

Montague’s Jacob Buchberger fights for a few of his 190 yards rushing against OV on Thursday. Photo/Tim Reilly

North Muskegon’s Erick Bleakley returned from an injury-shortened 2014 season by completing 4 of 6 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown and rushing for 57 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns. Bleakley also helped the Norse on defense with a pair of interceptions.

New Muskegon quarterback Kalil Pimpleton had a great first game on the ground, leading the Big Reds with 129 yards rushing on 21 attempts.

While we didn’t get complete stats for Muskegon Heights Academy’s Anthony Gordon, we know he had touchdown passes of 66 and 49 yards in the Tigers’ comeback win over Newaygo.