Top QB’s in NKY

Covington Catholic QB Caleb Jacob (photo by Dan Bieneke/

There are two very accomplished quarterbacks, Cam Hergott and Caleb Jacob in Northern Kentucky. They are the gold standard and have something every other signal caller south of the Ohio River strives for, a state championship ring. The 2019 campaign saw quite a few quarterbacks have breakout performances. This season will be fun to watch, as they take the next step toward reaching new heights.

Here is a look at the top returning quarterbacks in Northern Kentucky.

Holmes QB Quantez “Tez” Calloway (photo by Dan Bieneke/

QUANTEZ “TEZ” CALLOWAY (Holmes), Sr – Can hurt you with his feet and arm. Look for Calloway’s rushing yards to really increase this season.
2019: 1,061 PaYds, 9 PaTDs, 310 RuYds, 11 RuTDs
2018:  180 PaYds, 79 RuYds, 1 RuTD
24 rec., 355 ReYds, 2 ReTDs
Career: 1,241 PaYds, 9 PaTDs, 389 RuYds, 12 RuTDs, 24 rec., 355 ReYds, 2 ReTDs




Simon Kenton QB Chase Crone (photo by Dan Bieneke/

CHASE CRONE (Simon Kenton), So – The keys to the Cadillac are in the ignition. The Simon Kenton offense should be highly entertaining the next three years with Crone under center. He was named the Class 6A, District 6 Player of the Year as a freshman.
2019: Class 6A, District OPOY; Honorable Mention All-TSF
2019: 1,740 PaYds, 14 PaTDs, 689 RuYds, 6 RuTDs



Lloyd QB Jacob Davidson (photo from Facebook: Lloyd Juggernauts Football)

JACOB DAVIDSON (Lloyd Memorial), Jr – Fast on his feet and smart with the ball. Davidson is not afraid to get after it . He has the ability to throw for 1,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in a season.
2019: 1,335 PaYds, 10 PaTDs, 523 RuYds, 7 RuTDs





Beechwood QB Cam Hergott (photo by Dan Bieneke/

CAMERON HERGOTT (Beechwood), Sr –  The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Hergott is 8-1 as a starter in the playoffs including helping the Tigers to the Kentucky Class 1A state title in 2018.
2018: First Team All-NKY; Honorable Mention All-TSF
2019: Class 2A, District 6 POY; Honorable Mention All-TSF
2019: 2,076 PaYds, 15 PaTDs, 751 RuYds, 12 RuTDs
2018: 1,671 PaYds, 24 PaTDs, 547 RuYds, 7 RuTDs
Career: 3,747 PaYds, 39 PaTDs, 1,298 RuYds,19 RuTDs



Scott QB Gus Howlett (photo by Dan Bieneke/

GUS HOWLETT, (Scott), Jr – Fared well in his first season as a starter. Has a great chance of putting up monster numbers with the outstanding receiving core that surrounds him.
2019: 1,724 PaYds, 22 PaTDs 98 RuYds, 2 RuTDs
2018:  6 PaYds
Career: 1,730 PaYds, 22 PaTDs 98 RuYds, 2 RuTDs




Holy Cross QB Javier Ison (photo from Facebook: Lloyd Juggernauts Football)

JAVIER ISON (Holy Cross), So – Became the Indians starting quarterback in Week 5 of his freshman year. Ison took some lumps but his upside is very promising.
2019: 1,073 PaYds, 10 PaTDs, 93 RuYds, 1 RuTD





Covington Catholic QB Caleb Jacob (photo by Dan Bieneke/

CALEB JACOB (Covington Catholic), Sr – Has been a model of consistency.  Jacob is 29-1 as a starter, including helping the Colonels to the 2019 Class 5A state title.
2018: Second Team All-NKY
2019: TSF NKY OPOY finalist; Honorable Mention All-TSF
2019: 2,817 PaYds, 33 PaTDs, 6 RuTDs
2018: 2,819 PaYds, 28 PaTDs, 4 RuTDs
2017: 13 PaYds, 21 RuYds
Career: 5,649 PaYds, 61 PaTDs, 10 RuTDs


Dixie Heights QB Logan Landers

LOGAN LANDERS (Dixie Heights), Jr – Confidence really shot up for Landers down the stretch last season as the Colonels won three of their final four games. Dixie Heights will be a handful to deal with the next two years with Landers leading the offense.
2019: 1,478 PaYds, 8 PaTDs, 259 RuYds





Cooper QB Drew Warth

(Cooper), Jr – With a year under his belt as a starter, Warth should look much more polished. If he can cut down on his 17 interceptions the Jaguars will post some big numbers on offense.
2019: 1,346 PaYds, 9 PaTDs, 19 RuYds




BUDDY ATKINS (Bellevue), Sr – A two-way stud for the Tigers, Atkins had a breakout junior campaign on offense. Defensively, he has five career takeaways (three INTs, two FRs) including a pick six.
2019: 1,495 PaYds, 16 PaTDs, 272 RuYds, 3 RuTDs
2018:  403 PaYds, 4 PaTDs, 32 RuYds
2017:  28 PaYds
Career: 1,926 PaYds, 20 PaTDs, 332 RuYds, 3 RuTDs

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