Brandon Karkhanis has led the Nashua North football team to back-to-back Division I title game appearances. He will now take his success in high school and attempt to translate it to the gridiron at the collegiate level. Karkhanis has committed to attend and play football at Division II Bentley College.
Here is Brandon's senior season highlight tape.
Karkhanis is a very underrated QB. While guys like Cronan, Farkas, Cannone, Luks and Cuipa may have grabbed more of the headlines, there's no question Karkhanis can flat out play and should be right in the discussion with those other guys when the top QB's in the state are being discussed. He has a strong, accurate arm, makes good decisions with the football and also has good leadership qualities.
Karkahnis had interest from several schools to play baseball as well as football, but in the end he decided to go to Bentley and play football. He is a 2-time all-state player, a 2-time Nashua Telegraph All-Star, a team captain on the Titans and also a Yukica Award winner.
The other NH native on the Bentley roster is LB Matt Hemingway (Newport, NH). The Falcons have a rich tradition of winning on the field, and Bentley is also a very good academic school. Their quarterback from last year, Bryant Johnson, is graduating, but they do return 5 other signal callers from last year who were either freshmen or sophomores who Karkhanis will compete with for playing time over the next few years.
Congrats to Brandon, and best of luck at Bentley!