First Varsity Series For QBA Sophomore Blake Kramer


Elkhart Memorial Charger Football Sophomore Quarterback, Blake Kramer, a five year QBA/NFA quarterback, played his first high school varsity game on Friday, August 19, 2011, against cross town rival Elkhart Central. Blake entered the game late in the second quarter, to give the senior QB a rest.  The game was deadlocked at 7-7, with just 2:19 left in the half, the ball was placed on his own 10 yard line, after a punt by Elkhart Central. Blake tried a couple of long passes, but the balls were thrown incomplete. On 3rd and 10, Blake was under pressure, threw a ball complete, but short of the first down. There was a roughing the passer call on Central that gave Memorial an automatic 1st down. Blake threw a couple passes for completions and ran a few running plays to maneuver the ball down to the 24 yard line, with just 22 seconds to go. Blake hikes the ball with 17 seconds on the clock and threw a beautiful pass between two defenders for a two-handed grab by WRA/NFA Receiver, Urston Smith, for a touchdown, with just 7 seconds left on the clock, to take the lead for the first time, and shift the momentum to the Memorial Chargers, as they roll on for a 26-14 victory over Elkhart Central Blue Blazers. Blake and Urston’s pass was aired on every local station that night and was named “Highlight of the Night” by local television station, Fox 28.  Blake and Urston are now invited to the College Football Hall of Fame, at the end of the year, as “Highlight of the Year” will be chosen. Blake’s pass is now part of the opening credits for the Friday night high school football scores and highlights. Not bad for a first high school varsity series.  Congrats Blake!!!  Check out the pass on You Tube @: