Northwest Georgia’s first-year starting QBs thrive early

Staff photo by Robin Rudd / Northwest Whitfield quarterback Gavin Nuckolls scrambles for yards during a Sept. 1 game at Ringgold. Nuckolls is one of several first-time starting quarterbacks who have taken off this season in northwest Georgia.

It's fairly accepted that quarterback, at nearly every level of football, is the most important position on the team.

Common sense, then, would also make it the most difficult position to learn, especially for first-year starters, which makes what's happening for the area's northwest Georgia schools even more impressive.