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TopsInAmericaTim
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Don't forget Denny Duron who led La Tech to two National Championships and had Captain Shreve as number 1 high school team in country. He went to Redskins when two greats, Theisman and Kilmer were there and was about to displace them both when he decided to give it up for ministry... His sons were pretty decent high school guys too.

Ranking Top Shreveport QBs.
Jones doesn't qualify being from Ruston but I did get to see him play Ferguson in a playoff game. Ferg was number 1 in country and this was the time when LSU did not recruit North La very heavily...


1. Bradshaw - Woodlawn, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, and 4 Super Championships, still the only QB to get there.
THE REST
Duron, Fergueson, Woodley, Berlin, Josh Booty, JD Booty, Johnny Booty (the dad may have been the best of all but tore up his knee), Prather (who was part of the four in a row from Woodlawn and who has been described by many as the best of the four (Prather, Bradshaw, Booty, Fergueson),Humphries, and Steve Pernici who QB'd Jesuit in 1975...






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Zach
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Actually Trey Prather played at LSU... A lefty but passed away during his stay there i believe. he was in vietnam b4 that

Here's the story. I was alive and paying attention when it happened. Prather was a great pocket passer. Not an option/running QB. In those years Coach Mac preferred a running QB. Don't know if he sold Prather a bill of goods or not. But after his freshman year Prather realized that LSU was not going to be a passing school so he dropped out.

That caused him to lose his college deferment for the draft. Went to VN and got killed There is a monument at Woodlawn HS erected shortly after his death.






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Phil2012
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Bradshaw also held the state javelin record for years...saw him and Roger Staubach air it out against each other in Ruston when the later was in the Navy...what a show!





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OU812
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How can we forget about former LSU QB Stan Humphries? He went on to greatness with NLU and in the NFL, but he was at LSU first.





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nitwit
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Bradshaw didn't just hold the state javelin record .
He hold the national record, breaking it but something like 20 feet.
And Bradshaw was not nearly the HS quarterback Ferguson was.
Likewise, John Booty broke Bradshaw's records, but not Ferguson's.
Duron was a good QB, but not in a class with the others.
AL Williams coached Prather, Laird, Bradshaw, Ferguson and Booty.






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OU812
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Bill77379
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I was trying to think of Trey Prather. Bradshaw wasn't the only one who thought Trey was the best. My Father often told me on this same subject many years ago that the best one of all (Trey Prather)never played.s

By the way my Dad also told me that the QB who could throw the ball further than anyone he ever saw was another QB,from Mansfield named Vida Blue. He swears Blue threw a ball over 90 yards. Blue was a highly recruited QB, but went Major League Baseball. I think in his second year he won like 19 games for the Oakland "A" and pitched in a World Series.



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chalmetteowl
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I remember ferguson as being rated the number one player in nation and being named all state by acclimation


he helped end our greatest playoff run ever






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TupeloTiger
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In 1966 Bradshaw won the state championship as a Sr. Was great. I was a freshman at Bastrop and saw him play. He killed us about 42-7. Freshmen could play baseball and track in the spring. I threw the javelin against Bradshaw in spring '66. He had the strongest arm in America and set the national record for the javelin. Kept the record for about 30 years. I thought he went to LSU as a freshman and flunked out, then went to Tech where Phil Robertson was the QB. I remember him. I remember when he quit and Bradshaw took over, was great. James Harris was at Carroll in Monroe about '67 or '68. We went down in carloads to watch him play in Monroe. The Black school administration would not let us in, we had to stay outside the fence on the sidewalk to watch him play. We had reverse segregation and nobody thought anything about it. It was the way it was then. Harris went on to the San Diego Chargers 4 years later and played in a Super Bowl. He was not from Shreveport, but Monroe-Carroll. I played against Joe Ferguson as a Sophomore when he was a Sr. He won State, was great. I could not believe he went to Arkansas and not LSU then. Still don't know why. Bert Jones from Ruston, not Shreveport, was my age. played against him several times, we guarded each other in Basketball, and played 1st base in baseball. watched him play at LSU several times. He was 2nd team all- district when we were Seniors. I remember Trey Prather playing one yr. at LSU and quit or flunked out. I'm not sure. But, he left LSU about '67 or so, got drafted into Viet Nam and got killed about '69 or so. He had a great arm. So. I got to play against Bradshaw, Ferguson, and Jones and saw Harris and Prather.





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chatuey
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I thought he (Bradshaw) went to LSU as a freshman and flunked out


That was a nice story Tupelo. I saw Bradshaw play in Tiger Stadium in an all Louisiana H.S. All Star game after his senior year. I watched him with interest because he was committed to LSU at the time...but he never enrolled.

In that game, I was impressed with an approx. 40 yard pass that he threw that looked like a missile, as it seemed that the whole time it was straight and very close to the ground.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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Just for the sake of being fairly complete, I'll add Brent Rawls to the list. He was a Parade All American at Evangel in 2002. Singed w/ Oklahoma, had off field problems and ended up transferring to La Tech in '03. Never played a down at Tech. He later ended up w/ the S'port/Bossier "Battle Wings" Arena league football team.





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kevlanmei
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Since other non-Shreveport boys have been listed, when it came to pure QB ability - I doubt many were any more blessed than Bob Lane. Coming out of Neville in 1977, he was rated as the:
- #3 QB in the country
- #4 safety in the country
- #4 shortstop in the country

He signed with LSU, but quickly suffered a serious knee injury. He suffered a 2nd one soon thereafter. Transferred to NLU (now ULM) - but never started a single game in college.

But despite this (and the fact he had lost most of his mobility), he was somehow still drafted in the 5th round of the NFL draft. He ended up being a starter for a couple of years in the USFL.

Amazing athlete.






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PortCityTiger24
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Harris is the best QB I've seen from this area, including Josh Booty. If he played at a school like Evangel he would have been the top recruit in the nation right there with Buga. The pepole who called him raw before getting to campus only did so because of the guys he was playing with. His arm is as good as any I've seen in person and that's not to mention his scrambling ability. He was a man among boys in HS. Of all the Shreveport/Bossier guys he has the potential to be the best.





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Olddawg
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I hope you don't mean Brandon Harris is the best you've seen....for only having played high school I don't think he can even be considered in the same league as a lot of these guys YET. If he becomes as great as everyone thinks he will be then maybe but so much goes into comparing....parkway may have played 2 teams max that could have compared to a team josh booty played against. That's like when people tried to say cederrick Tyson was better than Jacob Hester at evangel cause he broke Jacobs records....but Jacob did it against nationally ranked teams and Tyson didn't against small 1A schools.





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JJ27
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I think he'll BE BETTER, but the best I've seen by far is Brock Berlin. He was just another level in high school.





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PortCityTiger24
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I hope you don't mean Brandon Harris is the best you've seen....for only having played high school I don't think he can even be considered in the same league as a lot of these guys YET.


You're misunderstanding. I'm saying he is the best HS QB I've seen. Obviously 17 year old Brandon Harris wasn't better than 35 year old Terry Bradshaw, lol



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Olddawg
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Oh I understand....I'm saying if Brandon Harris is the best high school QB you have seen from Shreveport/bossier then you must be young or just started keeping up with high school football. Like the above comment I saw Brock Berlin and he was the best high school QB I've ever seen an he ended high school with 4 state championships and a "national championship" and never lost a game. I'm not taking anything away from Harris cause I want him to be as great as we expect but IMO and many on here would agree he probably wouldn't be in the conversation for high school QB.





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PortCityTiger24
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I'm 31, so I'm talking Josh Booty and up. I grew up with Brock, I know how good he was at Evangel. I'm not living in the moment, I'm giving my honest assessment of him. He's better than any HS QB from this area that I've seen play. I've been saying this since October. Brock had a better career, however watching both players, I'd give the edge to Harris. You hear people use the saying "man amongst boys". That's what it was like watching him play in person. It was like watching an elite college kid playing against high school kids. We can agree to disagree.





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LaFlyer
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PortCityTiger24

Shreveport QB prospects I'm 31, so I'm talking Josh Booty and up. I grew up with Brock, I know how good he was at Evangel. I'm not living in the moment, I'm giving my honest assessment of him. He's better than any HS QB from this area that I've seen play. I've been saying this since October. Brock had a better career, however watching both players, I'd give the edge to Harris. You hear people use the saying "man amongst boys". That's what it was like watching him play in person. It was like watching an elite college kid playing against high school kids. We can agree to disagree.


Berlin and Booty were two of the best coached and mature prospects from Shreveport true. Booty was the better athlete of the two and Berlin career wise was not the more successful. Booty was an all SEC quarterback where Berlin started out in florida and transferred to Miami. His career was mediocre in most estimations. His lack of arm strength being a key to his lack of real success.
From Shreveport you can say for pro success
Bradshaw
Ferguson
Humphries
Woodley

Then
Booty
Berlin
Battle
Duron
Philyaw
As good college


Joey Belle played qb at Huntington
Younger Durons you can pick one all great athletes
Joel Thomas tied td record of ferguson as a one year starter on 14-0 1973 Captain Shreve team, the. All conference safety at Tech
Brent Rawls
Ronnie Prude
Richard Gay Byrd high school A and M for a Bear Bryant
Jimmy Orton Fair Park started as a freshman later in Yankees system as backup to Billy Martin






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Olddawg
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I guess so. I'm just taking into count that those guys played against de la salle, WM in their prime, Dallas carter which IMO makes a big difference. I also believe Patterson will be a better QB than Harris. He's going to be a junior and is where Harris was (maybe a bit behind) when he was a senior. Don't get me wrong I wasn't trying to put down Harris or your opinion I was just enjoying a friendly debate on QBs in this area and it's quite amazing the amount of talent at QB Shreveport has produced





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