Sean Downs, Turlock: This is his second season as the starting QB, and Downs has become a threat with the ball in the pocket or running downfield. He was 9 of 10 for 132 yards and three TDs and ran for 122 yards and two TDs in a 48-23 win over Modesto. The junior has thrown for 354 yards and four TDs for the 2-2 Bulldogs, while running for 268 yards and four TDs.
Joey Lopes, Patterson: He got the starting QB job late in his junior season and has continued to improve during his senior year. He threw for 311 yards and two TDs (two picks) in a 24-13 loss to Escalon, and has completed 43 of 85 for 760 yards and nine TDs for the 3-1 Tigers. He's teamed with Avion Warmsley and Brandon Williams to give the Tigers a downfield passing attack.
WHAT'S THE BLUE LINE?: Prep reporter Richard T. Estrada will identify members of The Blue Line, judging candidates on their body of work. The process is ongoing and new members will debut each Wednesdays as part of our weekly prep football package.