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Elks give keys to young quarterback

By Rick Fires

This article was published November 17, 2017 at 2:02 a.m.

Elkins sophomore quarterback Quinn McClain has passed for 2,476 yards and 31 touchdowns this season. The Elks, the No. 2 seed from the 1-3A Conference, will host Atkins today in a Class 3A second-round game. The winner will play Newport or McGehee in the Class 3A quarterfinals.

McClain at a glance

SCHOOL Elkins

CLASS Sophomore

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 190

POSITION Quarterback

NOTEWORTHY Stepped into the starting role this season and has flourished, completing 153 of 253 passes for 2,476 yards and 31 touchdowns with 8 interceptions. … Also a dangerous runner with 314 yards and 6 touchdowns on 52 carries. … Has led the team to a nine-win season heading into today’s Class 3A second-round playoff game at home against Atkins. … Also plays basketball and baseball.

Elkins sophomore quarterback Quinn McClain (23) has the Elks back in the playoffs, where they host Atkins today in a second-round matchup.

Elkins faced uncertainty whether it could follow last year's nine-win season after graduating a handful of top senior players, including the quarterback.

McClain at a glance

SCHOOL Elkins

CLASS Sophomore

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 190

POSITION Quarterback

NOTEWORTHY Stepped into the starting role this season and has flourished, completing 153 of 253 passes for 2,476 yards and 31 touchdowns with 8 interceptions. … Also a dangerous runner with 314 yards and 6 touchdowns on 52 carries. … Has led the team to a nine-win season heading into today’s Class 3A second-round playoff game at home against Atkins. … Also plays basketball and baseball.

Elkins sophomore quarterback Quinn McClain (23) has the Elks back in the playoffs, where they host Atkins today in a second-round matchup.

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