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3A All-Idaho football team packed with Fruitland players. Who else made the squad?

2017 All-Idaho football players of the year unveiled

Revealing the 2017 All-Idaho high school football players of the year in the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division II classifications.
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Revealing the 2017 All-Idaho high school football players of the year in the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division II classifications.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Eggers, Fruitland

The 5-9, 185-pound senior was the difference-maker in a loaded backfield, running for 1,083 yards and 14 TDs at 7.2 yards per carry. He also served as a weapon in the passing game (333 yards, six TDs) and a stout linebacker (71 tackles).

“One of the most consistent players throughout the season and during a game,” Homedale coach Matt Holtry said. “He was a tough runner and has a relentless effort.”

COACH OF THE YEAR

Ryan Tracy, Fruitland

Tracy led the Grizzlies to a perfect season, 19 straight wins and the program’s first back-to-back state titles.

[Related: 5A All-Idaho team | 4A All-Idaho team | 2A All-Idaho team | 1A Division I All-Idaho team | 1A Division II All-Idaho team]

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Shane Jennings, Gooding

The 6-1 sophomore headed an up-tempo offense and accounted for 3,253 total yards and 43 TDs.

RB: Treyton Young, Snake River

The elusive sophomore started the year slowly before finishing with 1,104 rushing yards and 11 TDs.

RB: McKade Huft, Kimberly

The sophomore moves up from the second to the first team after racking up 1,650 all-purpose yards and 18 TDs.

WR: Cayden Loveland, Gooding

The 6-3 junior saw double coverage all year but still managed to haul in 49 passes for 959 yards and 17 TDs.

WR: Brandon McBride, Shelley

The 5-9 junior was explosive no matter where he got the ball, turning 67 touches into 939 yards and 13 TDs.

WR: Carson Dance, Snake River

After sitting out his junior year, Dance set school records with a 99-yard kick return and a 98-yard TD catch.

OL: Alex Osborn, Fruitland

A three-year starter, the 6-foot, 285-pound senior led a running attack that averaged 366 yards per game.

OL: Andrew Carter, Gooding

The 6-3, 300-pound senior made all the calls and adjustments up front for the Senators’ explosive offense.

OL: Garret Killpack, Shelley

The Russets used the 6-2, 220-pound senior on the edge in their screen game, and he only allowed one sack.

OL: Jace White, Snake River

The 6-1, 245-pound senior has started at left tackle for three years for the state runner-up.

OL: Jonathon Fagen, Fruitland

A national wrestling champ, the 5-10, 185-pound junior repeats as a first-team All-Idaho pick.

K: Angel Magana, Weiser

The sophomore was 3 of 3 on field goals under 30 yards, and the only extra point he missed was blocked.

DEFENSE

DL: Alex Osborn, Fruitland

A first-team pick on both sides of the ball, the senior drew double teams and forced opponents outside all year.

DL: Jake McGinnis, Gooding

A repeat first-team pick, the 6-3, 285-pound junior racked up 72 tackles and six sacks despite double teams.

DL: Ceaton Howell, Snake River

The senior edge rusher lived in the backfield, amassing 14 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and eight pass breakups.

LB: Jonathon Fagen, Fruitland

A two-way first-teamer, his nonstop motor allowed him to make 94 tackles and force six turnovers.

LB: Ethan Villalobos, Fruitland

The 5-10, 190-pound senior led the state champ with 120 tackles despite missing two games.

LB: Ruger Jennings, Gooding

Idaho State has offered the senior, a three-time, first-team pick with 133 tackles and 28 tackles for loss.

LB: Canaan Bourcy, Fruitland

The third Fruitland linebacker to make the first team, the senior racked up 90 tackles and five sacks.

DB: Alex Becerril, Fruitland

A leader and two-year starter in the Grizzlies’ secondary, the senior made three interceptions this fall.

DB: Dylan Pope, Sugar-Salem

The senior came up with big play after big play with 111 tackles, seven interceptions and three blocked kicks.

DB: Wyatt Remington, Shelley

The Russets’ junior safety was equally adept blowing up running lanes in the box or erasing passing lanes.

DB: Kade Mortensen, Snake River

Opponents rarely threw over the middle for fear of the senior, who made five INTs and forced two fumbles.

P: Austin Jensen, Snake River

The senior rugby punter averaged 38.5 net yards per punt and set a 3A state final record with a 75-yarder.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Player

Year

School

QB:

Christopher Walker

Sr.

Payette

RB:

Coleby Hess

Sr.

Teton

RB:

Mike Needham

Sr.

Gooding

WR:

Carson Brown

Jr.

Homedale

WR:

Blake Phillips

Jr.

Kimberly

WR:

Bryant Gerdes

Sr.

Payette

OL:

Alex Pena

Sr.

Fruitland

OL:

Scott Matlock

Sr.

Homedale

OL:

Collin Glass

Sr.

Kimberly

OL:

Mason Balzen

Sr.

Sugar-Salem

OL:

Larry Hubler

Sr.

Snake River

K:

Isaiah Higbee

Sr.

Timberlake

DEFENSE

Player

Year

School

DL:

Alex Pena

Sr.

Fruitland

DL:

Collin Glass

Sr.

Kimberly

DL:

Chad LaRose

Sr.

Teton

LB:

Braxton Balmforth

Sr.

Shelley

LB:

James Clegg

Sr.

Snake River

LB:

Sam Funkhouser

Sr.

Gooding

LB:

Ryan Morgan

Sr.

Kellogg

DB:

Anthony Novis

Jr.

Gooding

DB:

Carson Brown

Jr.

Homedale

DB:

Braden Bumgarner

Jr.

Weiser

DB:

Chase Jerome

Sr.

Kellogg

P:

Cole Eiguren

Jr.

Fruitland

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.

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