In the years since the Tam High Football coach Matthew LemMon took over the program, steady progress has been the mantra.
The team earned its biggest win in recent memory in 2022, grinding its way back from a 10-point halftime deficit and the loss of its starting quarterback to defeat Redwood High for the first time since 2013. After the Redwood defense was softened up just enough, quarterback Braden Young, who replaced injured starter Nick Schottenfeld to start the second half and the squad to the victory behind an arsenal of running backs.
But in this 2023 season, Young has not only been the major story at Tam. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound standout is having one of the top quarterback seasons not only in the Bay Area, but the state.
Young has garnered widespread attention well beyond Marin. MaxPreps reports that Young leads California high school football quarterback in passing yardage, having thrown for more than 2,900 yards in nine games.
Young, a Claremont McKenna College commit, is completing 73 percent of his pass attempts, leading to 28 touchdowns against just three interceptions.
Tam hosts Redwood High on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 2pm.