This season, Brennan Storer will join an esteemed group of recent two-year starters at quarterback for Highland Park — one that includes state champions like John Stephen Jones and Chandler Morris.
Storer built a solid foundation in 2021 with more than 2,500 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, along with eight rushing scores, as HP averaged more than 38 points per game and finished with a 10-2 record.
“Those games will make him a better player,” HP head coach Randy Allen said. “Decision-making will be a plus for him. I think he will execute better as a senior.”
As the Scots transition to the Class 6A level, Storer will have plenty of talent and experience surrounding him. The versatile Jay Cox will take over as the primary running back after finishing second on the team in both rushing and receiving with more than 900 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns.
The top two returnees at receiver are two-sport standouts Jackson Heis and Luke Herring, who combined for 40 catches and 10 scores a year ago. Beau Lilly and Grayson Schrank each return to the lineup after missing much of last season with injuries.
“Our receiving corps is so strong this year,” Herring said. “Getting that chemistry last year will be a big step up.”
Left tackle Lawson Petty is the only returning starter on the offensive line, where Robert Sweeney will return from a knee injury to anchor the right side. Andrew Maroulis likewise is healthy at center, and guard Whit Basso had a solid spring.