Max Partlo (Dallas/First Baptist) has the kinds of numbers that instantly turn heads. In eight games, the 2014 quarterback averages better than 312 yards per contest. More importantly, he’s led First Baptist to a 7-1 record.
A 6-foot-4, 210-pound, pocket-passing quarterback, Partlo has thrown for 2,498 yards and 34 touchdowns already this season. His efforts have attracted the likes of LSU, Oklahoma State, Houston, Rice and Tulsa, and Partlo is looking to further show his worth as the team prepares for postseason play.
“We’ve got a bunch of good receivers here, especially Trae,” said Partlo, who was speaking of 2014 receiver Trae Hart, who has 72 receptions, 20 touchdowns and Big 12 looks from Texas Tech, TCU and Baylor.
“I think Trae’s the best receiver in Texas. Plus, we’ve got a good line here, too. Coach [Jason] Lovvorn’s system really helps me find the open receivers and get it to them.”
Partlo has been on First Baptist’s varsity since his freshman year. He threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns in a reserve role as a freshman but showed his ability to make plays as a sophomore, passing for 2,010 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Partlo has improved on his decision-making this season. He threw 21 interceptions total during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He only has six in 244 attempted passes this season.
Partlo said he’s got his eye on a few colleges, and he knows exactly what he wants in a winning school.
“I’d like a place with good academics, a place that likes to throw the ball and a place that wants to keep the quarterback in the pocket and not move him out,” he said.