Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Player Spotlights: Brad Strauss

Brad Strauss

Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 175 lbs.
Year: Junior

Stat to Note
Strauss completed 114 of his 189 passes as a sophomore, equating to a 60.3% completion rating.  That number was tops among Sunflower League quarterbacks in 2010.

Scouting Report
No school in the Sunflower League will have as much riding on a junior as Lawrence High will on Strauss this upcoming season.  In his first year at the helm he passed for 1,141 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 603 yards and five touchdowns through nine games, good enough for honorable mention all-SL honors. 

The most underrated part of Strauss' game is his athletic ability.  At times last season he was nearly unstoppable running the zone-read option out of Lawrence's standard shotgun formation.  He even played defensive back and returned kicks from time to time.  With another year in the weight room under his belt he should be better equipped for an even more versatile role, and from an offensive perspective we should see his rushing stats increase substantially.

Strauss' top target from last season, wide receiver Anthony Buffalomeat, returns and will be Strauss' go-to receiver throughout the season assuming both stay healthy.  Strauss has a chance to be a dynamite performer if he continues to progress and mature as a quarterback the way he did last season.  A big year from the junior will almost certainly mean big things for Lawrence.


Anonymous said...

Lawrence could be the third best team behind Olathe North and Shawnee Mission East. This kid sounds like the most dangerous quarterback in the league. We all know how a run capable quarterback can take his team deep into the playoffs (Starling, Simmons, Torneden) Not to mention he can throw very well and has a solid receiver and Eli you mentioned they have a pretty decent running back as well. Keep your eyes on the Chesty Lions this season! On another note I also have a good feeling about Leavenworth this season. They're returning some young talent.

Anonymous said...

Returning some young talent to the State Pen maybe, but not to the football field. The year the pioneers of leavenworth will be good will be the year EagleSophomore gets a date.

TheImpaler said...

TheImpaler's pre-season picks (guesses):

District 1:

SMNW 3-0 Dist, 5-4 overall, 3 seed
SMN 2-1, 5-4, 8 seed
LV 1-2, 1-8, no playoffs

Dist 2:
SME 3-0, 6-3, 2 seed
SMW 2-1, 5-4. 5 seed
SMS 1-2, 1-8, no playoffs

Dist 3:
OS 2-1, 5-4, 4 seed
OE 2-1 7-2, 7 seed

Dist 4:
ON 3-0, 9-0 1 seed
LAW 2-1. 6-3, 6 seed
LFS 1-2, 4-5, no playoffs
ONW 0-3, 2-7, no playoffs

Has to be SOMETHING screwy so I'm taking OS to upset OE in the season finale and win the district just to really screw up the pairings.

EagleSophomore said...

Thanks for deleting that guy pretending to be me

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the season opener between ON and OE

Anonymous said...

Orange Mooney is a CANCER. I am a parent at ON and have heard that Orange thinks he makes the decisions. He hasnt been listening to coaches and ON will be better if Orange sits.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like orange moodey needs to work out some kinks. Speaking of kinks, how bout eaglesophomores continuous trouble with the lady folk....

Anonymous said...

anybody who says "lady folk" probably has a few kinks too

Anonymous said...

anybody who gets on this thing at 6:04 in the morning probably has a few kinks