Five freak athletes stood out on the gridiron this fall, including a trio from the Treasure Valley.
Mountain View’s TreyTon Bell (5A), Bishop Kelly’s Jon Baumgardner (4A) and Emmett’s Mason Farnsworth (3A) all dominated opponents throughout the season, racking up unprecedented numbers and leading their programs to new heights. So for the 40th annual All-Idaho football teams, the Idaho Statesman took them to Downtown Boise’s Freak Alley — an outdoor art gallery as striking and rugged as the athletes themselves.
North Fremont’s Tanner Oberhansley (2A) and Valley’s Ben Taylor (1A) join the Treasure Valley trio as players of the year, and the group headlines a 2015 class that includes 245 players representing five classifications nominated and chosen by the state’s coaches.
Out of the state’s 129 football coaches, 124 chose to weigh in on this year’s team. How do you think they did?
463 Players nominated for the All-Idaho team across all classifications
245 Players honored between first team, second team and the five players of the year
11 Members on the 4A All-Idaho teams from Bishop Kelly, the most by any school from all classifications
7 School records set by Mountain View running back TreyTon Bell, the 5A player of the year
0 State tiles won by Emmett before the 3A player of the year, Mason Farnsworth, led the Huskies to their first championship