2017 All-Idaho football players of the year unveiled
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2017 All-Idaho high school football teams
One was one of the country’s most sought-after recruits. Another led his team to new heights. And another racked up nearly 4,000 all-purpose yards this fall. But they all share one accolade — an All-Idaho Football Player of the Year honor. Here are the players and coaches of the year and full first and second teams.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tommy Togiai, Highland
The 6-3, 300-pound senior and U.S. Army All- American racked up 93 tackles and 11 sacks this fall to become the second-leading tackler in Highland history despite never-ending double and triple teams.
“He’s one of the most dominant football players our state has ever seen,” Mountain View coach Judd Benedick said. “It’s amazing that someone playing defensive tackle can completely change a football game.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Gino Mariani, Highland
The winningest coach in Highland history earned his fourth state title with the state’s most dominating defense.
QB: Colson Yankoff, Coeur d’Alene
The Washington commit and U.S. Army All-American totaled 3,423 yards and 34 TDs for the state runner-up.
RB: Braden Youngstrom, Rigby
The 5-10, 190-pound senior stepped up on the big stage, finishing with 2,130 all-purpose yards and 23 TDs.
RB: Caden Cobb, Kuna
Kuna’s student body president had a nose for big plays, tallying 2,251 total yards and 22 TDs.
WR: Ellis Magnuson, Borah
Opponents knew where the ball was going. They still couldn’t slow the 6-1 junior (1,053 yards, seven TDs).
WR: Jerome Miller, Kuna
The 6-2, 205-pound senior hauled in anything within his wide radius for 71 catches, 1,071 yards and nine TDs.
TE: Cole Ramseyer, Coeur d’Alene
The Boise State commit (6-4, 220) posed a matchup nightmare with his strength, speed and ball skills.
OL: Keeghan Freeborn, Rocky Mountain
The future Boise State nose tackle (6-2, 300) led one of the most potent ground games in the state.
OL: Noah Gunn, Coeur d’Alene
The Air Force commit (6-4, 290) was a force at left tackle all season, protecting Yankoff’s blindside.
OL: Drew McGuinn, Capital
Once the 6-8, 350-pound senior got his hands on a defender, it was game over. Idaho State has offered him.
OL: Luke Masters, Eagle
The Mustangs ran behind their 6-3, 240-pound junior all season. He anchored the line at left tackle.
OL: Gatlin Condie, Mountain View
A starter for two and a half years, the 6-1, 235-pound senior helped the Mavs run for 270 yards a game.
K: Jacob Johnson, Timberline
The reliable senior converted 34 of 35 PATs and 7 of 12 field goals, including a long of 44 yards.
DL: Cade Ray, Mountain View
The 6-2, 235-pound senior lived behind the line of scrimmage with 17 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
DL: Garrett Crane, Highland
Playing football for the first time, the 6-4, 215-pound senior amassed 15.5 sacks with a blazing speed rush.
DL: Keagan McCoy, Capital
Using an unmatched motor, the 6-foot, 220-pound senior led 5A with 18 sacks and added 92 tackles.
LB: Kolmon Farnsworth, Highland
Farnsworth (6-3, 205) tallied 109 tackles and had the explosiveness for three pick-six INT returns.
LB: Ross Chadderdon, Coeur d’Alene
The 6-1, 205-pound senior racked up 133 tackles and carried a heavy punch to force seven fumbles.
LB: Dylan Arrate, Mountain View
The SIC’s leading tackler (123), the senior captained the Mavs defense and delivered loads of big hits.
LB: Caleb Beggerly, Coeur d’Alene
A running back and linebacker, the 5-11, 210-pound senior led the Vikings on both sides of the ball.
DB: Sam Horsley, Highland
A sure tackler with the speed to erase open space, the Rams locked him up on the opponent’s No. 1 receiver.
DB: John T’ia , Rocky Mountain
A blur off the edge, the senior corner collected five sacks and was a home run threat as a returner.
DB: Jordan Godeny-Scott, Capital
Opponents quickly learned to run away from the aggressive and instinctual two-way starter.
DB: Kalvin Stewart, Eagle
The 6-2, 205-pound senior picked off three passes, racked up 61 tackles and delivered a horde of big hits.
P: Jacob Johnson, Timberline
Also a first-team kicker, the senior averaged 40 yards a punt and allowed the Wolves to flip field position.
Kyle Van Tonder
How are the All-Idaho teams chosen?
The Idaho Statesman polls every high school football coach in the state, asking them to nominate players for their classification’s All-Idaho team. Every coach is then sent a ballot for his classification. The Idaho Statesman compiles and publishes the results.