2. Travis Jackson, Olathe South, 1998-2000
In 1999 Jackson threw for 2,685 yards and 17 touchdowns in leading Olathe South to their first ever state championship game. Had it not been for mononucleosis he likely would have had an even better senior season, but the illness took its toll and he didn't complete the season. He still passed for 1,220 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2000, however.
3. Camren Torneden, Lawrence Free State, 2006-2008
The "Tornedo" inherited the reins at the quarterback position as a junior and didn't let go, leading Free State to unprecedented levels. He led the Firebirds to a 9-4 record and a state championship berth in 2008, and he followed it up by leading the team to an 8-3 Sectional Round berth in 2010. In his two years as the starter he passed for 2,404 yards and 23 touchdowns, and rushed for 2,297 yards and 24 touchdowns.
4. Mack Brown, SM North, 2002-2004
SM North was running the spread back in early 2000s, but people just didn't know to call it that yet. Brown, playing under his dad Sam Brown, passed for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior, then nearly matched those numbers as a senior, in the process earning offers from Colorado and Ole Miss.
6. John Martin, SM North, 1999-2001
I don't have the official stats, but Martin passed for over 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in his career at SM North. The passing combination of Martin to his top two receiving targets, Nathan Winslow and Brooks Faddis, proved lethal. As a senior in 2001 he led the Indians to a Sub-State appearance.
7. Blake Lawrence, SM West, 2004-2006
Lawrence only started at quarterback for one year at SM West, but he did well enough in the time period to earn an offer from Missouri to play quarterback. During the 2006 season he passed for 1,346 yards and 15 touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 483 yards and 16 touchdowns.
8. Ryan Murphy, Lawrence Free State, 2004-2006
Murphy began the pipeline we now know as the Free State quarterback position, and for that he deserves at least some mention on this list. He had a 15-7 record as a starter, accumulating 3,518 passing yards, 1,710 rushing yards, and 50 combined touchdowns in his two years as the starting quarterback.
9. John Schrock, SM East, 2008-2010
Schrock didn't earn the starter title until his senior year, but he took full advantage of the opportunity once it presented itself. As a senior he helped lead the Lancers to their winningest season ever at eight wins by passing for 1,634 yards and combining for 25 touchdowns. He was Colorado's third-string quarterback as a true freshman this past year.
10. Dustin Moomau, Olathe North, 2002-2004
September 2004: Moomau keeps the ball on a veer-option play and bolts through a hole in the middle of the opposing defense. He trucks the safety, but gets tripped up when his cleat gets caught in the facemask of this safety as he attempts to literally run him over. I've been told that Moomau stood up and asked the player "what's it like catching a cannon ball?" Most of us will never know, but in his one season as a starter he was like a cannon ball for defenses, passing for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns, and rushing for 1,273 yards and 21 touchdowns in leading Olathe North to a 12-1 record.