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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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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.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Edward Becker, Genesee

The 6-0, 215-pound senior dominated at running back with 1,363 yards and 24 TDs while also posing a threat at receiver (880 yards, 11 TDs). At linebacker, he added 54 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two INTs.

“He was a dominant football player in every game he played this year,” Prairie coach Ryan Hasselstrom said. “Extremely difficult to block on defense and had really good vision and balance as a ballcarrier.”

COACH OF THE YEAR

Ryan Hasselstrom, Prairie

He led the Pirates to their second state title in four seasons with an upset of previously unbeaten Genesee.

[Related: 5A All-Idaho team | 4A All-Idaho team | 3A All-Idaho team | 2A All-Idaho team | 1A Division II All-Idaho team]

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Jason Hardy, Valley

A dual threat with 1,941 passing yards, 18 TDs and five INTs while rushing for 886 yards and 16 more scores.

RB: Jacob Stubbers, Prairie

The senior MVP for a state championship team, the 5-11, 180-pounder ran for 1,332 yards and 19 TDs.

RB: Pete Bradshaw, Challis

The 5-10, 175-pound senior workhorse proved effective as a runner (1,205 yards) and receiver (505 yards).

WR: Kendall Leighton, Lapwai

At 6-3, 187 pounds, the junior required double teams and still had 53 receptions for 1,106 yards and 13 TDs.

WR: Chandler Jones, Oakley

In six games at WR, he had 36 catches for 796 yards and 11 TDs before taking over at QB for an injured teammate.

OL: Cole Allen, Genesee

Behind the 6-1, 235-pound senior’s strength, Genesee set a single-game rushing record with 529 yards.

OL: Jake Nyman, Oakley

The 6-5, 270-pound senior racked up 48 pancake blocks and gave up just one sack the entire season.

OL: Jace Perrin, Prairie

A starter at right guard or center, the 6-0, 185-pound senior anchored the state champions’ rushing attack.

K: Vetle Ravn, Challis

The junior was 8 for 9 on extra points, made a 35-yard field goal and had the ability to pin opponents deep.

DEFENSE

DL: Cole Allen, Genesee

The 6-1, 235-pound senior nose guard totaled 48 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two sacks.

DL: Spencer Schumacher, Prairie

A broken hand sidelined him for two games, but the junior (6-4, 215) still had 42.5 tackles, 14.5 for loss.

DL: Jake Nyman, Oakley

With 82 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, the 6-5, 270-pound senior nose tackle owned the middle.

LB: Caleb McWilliams, Prairie

The 5-9, 210-pound junior showed relentless pursuit with 47.5 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.

LB: Pete Bradshaw, Challis

A team captain, the 5-10, 165-pound senior finished with 87 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and one sack.

LB: Austin Bedke, Oakley

The junior only played seven games due to injury but had 90 tackles, six fumble recoveries and four INTs.

DB: Chandler Jones, Oakley

Although undersized at 5-8, 140 pounds, his aggressiveness led to 54 tackles, seven INTs and 16 pass breakups.

DB: Mitch Cotant, Challis

The 5-8, 160-pound junior grabbed 10 INTs and totaled 74 tackles, six tackles for loss and 10 pass breakups.

P: Caleb Owsley, Hagerman

The 6-3, 210-pound senior boomed a punt of 82 yards this season and averaged 45 yards per punt.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Player

Year

School

QB:

Kolby Moser

Jr.

Genesee

RB:

Ezequiel Vargas

Sr.

Wilder

RB:

Quintin Ward

Sr.

Raft River

WR:

Zane Mussmann

Jr.

Valley

WR:

Tanner Christensen

Sr.

Grace

OL:

Blaine Ammar

Jr.

Challis

OL:

Braxton Poole

Sr.

Raft River

OL:

Dereck Arnzen

Sr.

Prairie

K:

Marcus Johnson

Sr.

Genesee

DEFENSE

Player

Year

School

DL:

Braxton Poole

Sr.

Raft River

DL:

Collin Tvrdy

So.

Valley

DL:

Blaine Ammar

Jr.

Challis

LB:

Tui Moliga

Jr.

Lapwai

LB:

Owen Anderson

So.

Prairie

LB:

Nic Anderson

Jr.

Valley

DB:

Jacob Stubbers

Sr.

Prairie

DB:

Daniel Lindquist

Jr.

Genesee

P:

Daxx Jorgensen

Sr.

Grace

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