(WBNG Binghamton) Here's a look at our top quarterbacks for 2011.
High school offenses are now spreading out the defenses and chucking the ball around.
And no one did it better than Waverly's Zach Cooney.
Cooney completed 52 percent of his passes for more than 16 hundred yards and an astonishing 26 touchdowns, leading section 4 in all 3 categories.
But he was more than just a golden arm, he also ran for more than 500 yards.
He followed in his brother's foot-steps as the quarterback of the Binghamton Patriots, and as the quarterback of the year in Class AA.
Andre Yevchinez was a big part of the Patriots offense, throwing for 14-hundred and 88 yards and 9 touchdowns.
He also ran for more than 500 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the Patriots to the state semi-finals.
Last year's quarterback award went to Seton Catholic Central and it will this year as well.
Newcomer Caleb Scepaniak threw for more than 1-thousand yards and 6 touchdowns.
And ran for almost 200 more yards and 3 more touchdowns.
The Norwich Purple Tornado made it to the sectional final and a big reason was the play of quarterback Seth Thompson.
Thompson threw for nearly 500 yards and 3 touchdowns, while adding 7 more touchdowns and more than 200 yards on the ground.
And he didn't even start the season at quarterback, but in the end he led the Maine-Endwell Spartans to a state title.
In 8 games, Kyle Gallagher threw for nearly 500 yards and 5 touchdowns, while adding 2 more Tds on the ground.
But his biggest run may have been in the state title game, picking up a first down on 4th and 5 to essentially seal the state title for the Spartans.