Kevin Hill believes he is a better track sprinter than he is a football player, and before the start of the 2012 football season, there were probably others who would have agreed with him.
But the 6-foot, 175-pound senior running back proved he is no slouch on the football field.
With Hill averaging more than 10 yards per carry, Kamiah outscored its opponents by an average of nearly 40 points per game as the Kubs wrapped up an unbeaten season with the 1A Division I eight-man title in November.
Kevin was a dominant football player on both sides of the ball, Kamiah coach Ryan Ball said. When you end up scoring 38 touchdowns, youre pretty much the showcase. He had two games over 300 yards, which is pretty amazing.
Kamiahs ability to dominate opponents started with team speed, Hill said.
Last spring, the Kubs won the team title at the 2A state track and field meet by 27 points over Declo. Hill led the charge, winning the 100 meters (11.34 seconds), 200 (22.64), 400 (49.73) and running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay (3:25.22).
But the transition from 11-man to eight-man football had Hill and his teammates uncertain about their potential for success.
It turned out that we actually matched up really good against a lot of teams, Hill said. Having that little bit of extra space, we really took it to some teams and didnt give them much of a chance to do anything.
Kamiah shut out four of its opponents and limited two others to a touchdown or less. Troy was the only team to finish within a touchdown of the Kubs, losing 26-22 to Kamiah in the state semifinals.
Kevin was the most dominate player in 1A this season. He could start for any team in the state, Ball said.
Hill said several small colleges have contacted him and he hopes to run track at the collegiate level next fall.