Bergen Catholic QB Wins Tri-State Showdown
Football legends Phil Simms and Amani Toomer serve as judges in the first-ever high school quarterback competition
NEW YORK - Bergen Catholic's John Germano won a quarterback skills contest in June after besting 24 of the region's top high school passers. The competetion was recently aired by MSG Varsity.
The junior Crusader spent this past fall leading Bergen Catholic to the North Non Public A championship game against Don Bosco in MetLife Stadium. A converted defensive back, he shined in the red and gold throwing 2,359 yards last season, approximately 214.5 passing yards per game. The 17-year-old from Hawthorne picked up 402 rushing yards for six touchdowns and has a 59% completion percentage with Bergen Catholic.
The region's top 25 high school football quarterbacks competed in MSG Varsity's inaugural Tri-State Quarterback Showdown at New Rochelle High School on Sunday afternoon.
In a competition judged by former New York Giants Phil Simms and Amani Toomer among others, student athletes from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut competed in passing events, throwing at both targets and to live receivers.
After an initial round, a selection of the top 10 athletes was made and those QBs competed in additional events to determine the winner.
Bergen Catholic's John Germano won the competition, followed by Iona Prep's Mario Biaggi and Elizabeth's Phillip Walker.