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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

Porter Mecham, Carey

On a state championship team full of weapons, the 5-9, 175-pound junior running back and linebacker ran for 1,176 yards and 15 TDs and had six receiving TDs. On defense, he made 109 tackles, including 11 for loss.

“He has a unique combination of speed and strength,” Deary coach Darrah Eggers said. “Very good vision and cutback ability. Seemed like a very classy and respectful young man, as well.”

COACH OF THE YEAR

Lane Kirkland, Carey

Kirkland led the Panthers to a perfect season and the sixth state championship in program history.

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

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Houston Hennefer, Carey

The senior helped set a team scoring record (53 ppg) with 1,850 passing yards and 24 TDs, plus 10 rushing TDs.

RB: Canyon Harper, Salmon River

He’ll return for his senior season after racking up 244 carries for 2,192 yards and 26 touchdowns.

RB: Teddy Ertel, Tri-Valley

Despite most games ending with a running clock, the senior had 1,653 rushing yards and 30 total TDs.

WR: Chip Mitchell, Tri-Valley

The 6-3, 180-pound senior captain produced 536 receiving yards, 288 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

TE: Tanner Mecham, Carey

Also a strong blocker, the 5-10, 160-pound senior caught 27 passes for 627 yards and scored 60 points.

OL: Trevor Kirkland, Carey

The senior (5-9, 195) did not miss a snap as the Panthers set a school scoring record with 642 points.

OL: Kalib Hawley, Butte County

A three-year starter, the 6-1, 200-pound senior led an offensive line that paved the way for 3,953 rushing yards.

OL: Jay Langer, Tri-Valley

The state runner-up Titans ran to the 6-0, 215-pound senior’s side when they needed the yardage.

K: Collin Kindall, Tri-Valley

The 6-3, 230-pound senior, who also started on the D-line, had half of his kickoffs go for touchbacks.

DEFENSE

DL: Kalib Hawley, Butte County

The 6-1, 200-pound senior nose guard demanded double teams, making 62 tackles with four sacks.

DL: Hayden Deeds, Kendrick

Most opponents chose to run away from the 6-6, 225-pound senior, who racked up 22 sacks and 32 tackles.

DL: Collin Kindall, Tri-Valley

As a team captain and anchor of the Titans’ defense, the senior (6-3, 230) compiled 58 tackles and 11 sacks.

LB: Canyon Harper, Salmon River

Also a first-teamer at running back, the 5-10, 180-pound junior made 98 total tackles with six interceptions.

LB: Orion Southwick, Tri-Valley

The 6-1, 210-pound junior produced 84 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception and one safety.

LB: DJ Parke, Carey

The 5-9, 170-pound senior was credited with making big stops all season, totaling 122 tackles and four sacks.

DB: Kade Shaw, Dietrich

With 72 tackles and 10 interceptions, the 6-0, 170-pound senior had a nose for the football.

DB: Kaden Koudelka, Carey

A two-year starter at safety, the 5-9, 165-pound senior made 83 tackles with three interceptions.

P: Spencer Permann, Rockland

The 6-2 senior averaged 44.2 yards per punt but was also effective at pulling off fake punts.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Position

Year

School

QB:

Darell Peppers

Sr.

Garden Valley

RB:

Keyan Cummins

So.

Butte County

RB:

Jalen Kirk

Sr.

Deary

WR:

Skye Gallaway

So.

Mullan

TE:

Kaden Koudelka

Sr.

Carey

OL:

Eli Frazier

Jr.

Deary

OL:

Joe Fredrickson

Sr.

Salmon River

OL:

Justin Scarrow

Sr.

Lighthouse Ch.

K:

Omar Morales

Jr.

Carey

DEFENSE

Position

Year

School

DL:

Tanner Anderson

Sr.

Deary

DL:

Pratt Matthews

Jr.

Rockland

DL:

Lon Page

Sr.

Dietrich

LB:

Jayce Weinmann

Sr.

Deary

LB:

Connor Holloway

Sr.

Lighthouse Ch.

LB:

Keyan Cummins

So.

Butte County

DB:

Chip Mitchell

Sr.

Tri-Valley

DB:

Rodney Parrish

Sr.

Rockland

P:

Parker Cornwell

Sr.

Tri-Valley

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