Read the summaries, then cast your vote below.
A.J. Bryant, Peach County: The All-Middle Georgia Co-Player of the Year in 2003. Named the consensus Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. Passed for 2,292 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior and rushed for 340 yards and a touchdown. Passed for 1,605 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. Passed for 1,206 yards as a sophomore. Led the Trojans to the state championship game. One of the top career passers in state history with 5,192. He was rated by Rivals.com as the top athlete in the nation as a senior. Played receiver at Georgia.
Chad Bryant, Dooly County: One of the greatest dual-threat quarterbacks in recent memory, Bryant passed for 3,245 yards in 2003, which is still good for seventh-best single season total of all time. Also rushed for more than 600 yards. Named Class A Offensive Player of the Year by the AP. Helped lead the Bobcats from a 1-6 start in 2002 to a spot in the state championship game. Ended up at Valdosta State.
Todd Coley, Hawkinsville: Coley is 16th in career passing yards in the state with 5,497. Led the Red Devils to back-to-back state championships. Named the AP and AJC Class A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2004. Received all-state honors from the GACA as a junior. Passed for 2,295 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior and 2,049 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior.
Lorenzo Dennard, Wilcox County: Dennard was named the Class A Offensive Player of the Year by the AP and the AJC as a senior in 2007. He passed for 2,485 yards and 28 touchdowns with eight interceptions as a senior. Helped lead the Patriots to the state championship game. Named an honorable mention all-state player in 2006.
Bryan Ellis, Peach County: In just one year with the Trojans, Ellis had the second-best passing season in state history at the time with 3,600 yards. He’s now fourth on the list. He also threw 31 touchdowns. Named consensus Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year and the All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year. Led the Trojans to a second consecutive state championship in 2006. Named the MVP of the GACA All-Star Game. He is a sophomore at UAB.
Antonio Henton, Peach County: Henton was the only Middle Georgian to be named the AP All-Classification Player of the Year this decade. He was also the All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year. Led Peach County to its first state championship since becoming Peach County High. Passed for 2,117 yards and 30 touchdowns. Peach County lost its first three games with Henton hurt, but then reeled off 12 straight to win the championship after his return. He received honorable mention honors as a junior. He passed for 1,810 yards and 19 touchdowns with five interceptions as a junior. Rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns in his two years as the starter. Played at Ohio State and Georgia Southern.
Wesley Hill, Crisp County: Hill turned in what was then the best passing season in state history when he threw for 3,351 yards in 2001. The Cougars went 9-4 that season, losing in the quarterfinals to Paulding County. All-state as a senior. Played at Auburn.
Marques Ivory, Northside: Only quarterback this decade, and one of the few ever, to have an unbeaten and untied mark as a starter. Went 25-0 in his career, leading the Eagles to back-to-back state championships. Missed five games with a broken leg as a senior, but he passed for 1,404 yards and 11 touchdowns. Came off the bench in the state semifinals to lead Northside to an improbable come-from-behind victory over Tucker. Had his best season as a junior where he started all 15 games and led the Eagles to an undefeated season and their first-ever state championship. He passed for 1,823 yards and 27 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He rushed for 545 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the AP Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. Signed with Jacksonville State.
Patrick Jackson, FPD: Passed for 8,010 yards and 72 TDs in his three years as a starter. He was a two-time all-state player, and GISA All-Star selection. Signed with Middle Tennessee. Passed for 2,112 yards as a sophomore; 2,884 as a junior; 2,935 as a senior.
Nick Marshall, Wilcox County: The only current quarterback on the list, Marshall received all-state honors from the AP and GACA as a sophomore in 2008 when he led Wilcox County to the quarterfinals. Passed for 2,226 yards and 29 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He has been even better this season, piloting the Patriots to their first-ever state championship. Passed for 2,942 yards and 31 touchdowns as senior. Likely pick as Class A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.