Coach Mitch Buck never had to worry about his quarterback falling apart this season. No game made him nervous. No mistake could rattle his confidence.
Logan Andersons low-key attitude and superior athletic talent proved the perfect recipe in Madisons unbeaten run to the 5A state championship.
His demeanor is really nice to be around. It kind of calms you down, Buck said. You cant get mad at him or the situation. He just brings such a confidence because he is able to make plays. If something bad did happen, it was no big deal.
The 6-foot-5, 175-pound quarterbacks 3,588 passing yards surpassed any previous quarterbacks performance in Bucks 17 seasons as a head coach by nearly 1,000 yards. But it was Andersons surprising speed that made him a true dual threat.
It is unbelievable what this guy can do with his arm, Idaho Falls coach Chuck Johnson said. But it is even more unbelievable what he can do with his legs.
In Madisons 37-30 victory over two-time defending champion Coeur dAlene in the state title game, Anderson completed 16-of-36 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He added 47 rushing yards and another score, but credited his defense with preserving the victory.
Offensively, you love having a great defense because the more turnovers they force, the more time offensively we have to score, Anderson said.
Anderson, whose fraternal twin Alan plays receiver for Madison, has a scholarship offer from Idaho State and has received interest from Utah State, BYU and Dixie State, he said.
Buck believes Anderson will be a great fit for whichever team lands him.
He made it really quite easy for us offensively, Buck said. He was just consistently good.