WHY HE IS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Anthony Marins 2013 numbers more than 3,000 yards passing and 41 total touchdowns would be commendable over a 16-game NFL schedule.
In 12 high school games, Marins stats border on ridiculous. But the Skyview seniors impact reaches far beyond PlayStation numbers, and thats why Tony Football was voted the 4A All-Idaho Player of the Year.
Skyview has a tradition of winning and strong QB play, but Marin took both to new heights. The senior led the Hawks to their first state title game, where they lost an epic 42-34 contest to Bishop Kelly. Along the way, Marin set virtually every career and single-season Skyview passing record.
At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Marin isnt physically imposing. But he was one of Idahos most polished, cerebral quarterbacks during his two years as a starter, mastering the intricacies of Skyviews up-tempo spread offense and displaying a knack for staying one step ahead of defenses. He exploited man coverage, picked apart zones and used his quick feet to extend plays and scramble for key yards.
Skyviews mantra for 2013 was Break Through. And with Marin at the controls, the Hawks enjoyed the most successful season in program history.
JUST THE STATISTICS
212 completions, 316 attempts, 3,153 yards passing, 39 TDs, 6 interceptions
317 yards rushing, two TDs
WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING
Anthony was the main cog in our offensive machine. He had a huge year statistically. His understanding of our offense and opposing defenses were his strengths that led to huge numbers. David Young, Skyview
For a coach, the ace in the hole is having a quarterback who can create. Youre not always going to call the right play, but having a kid like Anthony who is going to make the right play, thatll win a lot of games. Lee Leslie, Kuna
Marin is considering college football options. He has been offered a scholarship to Mesa Community College in Arizona.