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New Rochelle Quarterback Khalil Edney Throws in Skills Contest

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle quarterback Khalil Edney was in a unique position Sunday at MSG Varsity’s first Tri-State Quarterback Showdown because his own school hosted the event.

“It’s exciting. It feels good to host something,” Edney said before the competition began. “Just going to have fun.”

Edney and 24 other quarterbacks from Westchester, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey participated in various drills as they tried to be the last quarterback standing. Former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms and former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer judged the competition, which excited Edney, who called it “a first for me.”

But the soon-to-be senior quarterback learned something new about Simms when he met him in person.

“I thought he was tall. On TV, they make him real tall,” Edney said. “He’s not that tall.”

Edney was excited to participate in the event and knew it would be competitive but continually stated that he just wanted to enjoy himself. The wide variety of participants also excited the quarterback, who said he met about half of them.

Edney led New Rochelle to a 7-2 record last season before the Huguenots lost in the sectional semifinals. He said he has a few offers from colleges but is waiting until his final high school season begins to make any decisions.

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