SBLive California is previewing the top football teams and players in the state ahead of the 2020-2021 high school football season. Even with the season in doubt, we will continue to highlight the best teams, players and coaches in California.
Here’s a closer look at the Top 20 quarterbacks in the CIF Central Section. The rankings were compiled by SBLive reporter Bodie De Silva.
TOP 20 QUARTERBACKS IN CIF CENTRAL SECTION
20. Andres Altamirano - Sr. - Firebaugh
Altamirano saw more snaps at quarterback for the Eagles as last season went along, finishing with 13 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. With 1,000-yard rusher Jorge Osuna returning alongside Altamirano, Firebaugh is poised for a big season on offense.
19. Evan Lara - Sr. - Orosi
Lara threw 10 touchdown passes for the Cardinals during his sophomore season before making a big jump as a junior. In 2019, he surpassed 1,700 yards through the air to go along with 19 touchdown passes as he led Orosi into the Central Section Division 6 championship game.
18. Jorge Gonzalez - Sr. - Tulare Union
Gonzalez had a great debut as a sophomore, passing for over 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns as he helped The Tribe to a second-place finish in the East Yosemite League. He’ll have a big opportunity to make his mark over his final two seasons.