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Vote: Who is the top returning Maine quarterback in 2024?

We give you six candidates to select from

The quality of quarterback play in Maine was on full display in the 2023 season in every classification. That’s because the state is filled with signal callers who can change games with either their arms, legs or both.

There’s no shortage of talented quarterbacks in Maine, which makes it hard to pick just one as the best in the area.

So here at SBLive Sports Maine, we’re asking you, the fans, to decide. 

Vote now on who is the top returning quarterback in Maine for 2024. Voting closes May 1st, 2024.

Editor’s note: Our corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. This poll is specifically for fans to vote on the players that have been nominated and in no way discredits any other players who may not be mentioned in our poll.

Here are the nominations: 

Louis Thurston, Portland: Standing at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, Thurston can hurt you with either his legs or his arm. Coming off a big junior season with the Bulldogs, Thurston threw for around 1,000 yards and accounted for 10-plus touchdowns through the air. 

Wyatt Benoit, Thornton Academy: Coming off a state championship season with the Trojans, it’s easy to see why Benoit is on this list. Last season, Benoit led Thornton Academy to a 9-4 record and an offense that averaged 28.7 points per game. 

Jamier Rose, Noble: The junior signal caller had a solid season for the Knights in leading them to a 6-4 record. Rose finished 2023 completing 73-of-131 passes for 1,085 yards and nine touchdowns. Also rushed for 1,285 yards and 18 touchdowns. 

Andrew Padgett, Greely: Padgett had the Rangers’ offense humming through out the 2023 campaign and a 6-4 record. The signal caller led Greely’s offense to 27.8 points per game last fall. 

Jack Brewer, Orono: There might not be a quarterback on this list that can match up to the kind of numbers Brewer put up for the Riots last season. The quarterback completed 130-of-191 passes for 2,707 yards and 45 touchdowns to just two mere interceptions. 

Brady Plante, Old Orchard Beach: Not many offenses were scoring as many points as the Seagulls were in 2023. Old Orchard Beach averaged over 60 points a game with Plante under center and the Seagulls scored 60-plus points eight times last fall. 

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-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivesports