Marky Billson profiles the Highlands football team.
"While the most prominent player on the Highlands football team this season has been running back Elijah Jackson, the Golden Rams (6-0, 6-0) have two unsung heroes this season in their quest for the Greater Allegheny Conference championship — quarterback Brayden Thimons and right guard Nathan McKinney.
Thimons wasn't supposed to start at quarterback this season, but this 6-foot-3, 215-pound sophomore was thrust into the role after senior Blake Leri sprained a knee three plays into the 2014 season.
"He's just gotten better and better," Highlands coach Sam Albert said.
Thimons has completed 50 percent of his 36 passes for 430 yards."