L.A. Times All-Star football team: Back of the Year

A look at The Times' All-Star football team back of the year, a record-setting quarterback.

5/9/2021 8:33:00 PM

He didn’t play at one of Southern California’s iconic football schools, but this year’s L.A. Times 2021 All-Star football team back of the year passed for a school-record 10,210 yards and 137 touchdowns in his three years as a starter.

A look at The Times' All-Star football team back of the year, a record-setting quarterback.

.Sometimes you give your best effort and it’s still not good enough. That was the case for Culver City quarterbackZevi Eckhausin his final high school game. All he did was complete 29 of 32 passes for 416 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-42 loss to Apple Valley.

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He finished his five-game season passing for 1,893 yards and 24 touchdowns with just one interception. He completed 78% of his passes as Culver City went 4-1.“I know he’s not playing against St. John Bosco or Mater Dei, but numbers are numbers,” Culver City coach Jahmal Wright said. “We ask a lot of our quarterback. He calls the pass protection and also is responsible for checks at the line of scrimmage depending on the coverage. If it was a test, he’d be close to 100%. We were always in the right place. He’s a very good quarterback and would have excelled at whatever school he was at.”

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