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Football: Elks in playoffs again with sophomore McClain at quarterback

By Rick Fires

This article was published November 17, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Elkins is in the playoffs again with sophomore Quinn McClain as the starter at quarterback. The Elks will host Atkins in a second-round game tonight at Elkins.

At A Glance

QUINN MCCLAIN

SCHOOL Elkins

CLASS Sophomore

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 190

POSITION Quarterback

NOTABLE Stepped into the starting role this season and has flourished, completing 153 of 253 passes for 2,476 yards and 31 touchdowns with eight interceptions. … Also a dangerous runner with 314 yards on 52 carries with six touchdowns. … 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 -- Elkins faced uncertainty whether it could follow last year's nine-win season after graduating a handful of seniors, including the quarterback.

At A Glance

QUINN MCCLAIN

SCHOOL Elkins

CLASS Sophomore

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 190

POSITION Quarterback

NOTABLE Stepped into the starting role this season and has flourished, completing 153 of 253 passes for 2,476 yards and 31 touchdowns with eight interceptions. … Also a dangerous runner with 314 yards on 52 carries with six touchdowns. … 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.

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Print Headline: Win With Quinn Sophomore quarterback leads Elkins offense

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