High School Football

2015 5A All-Idaho Football Team

Behind the scenes at the All-Idaho photo shoot

Idaho's 5A, 4A, and 3A high school football players of the year share what it means to them to receive the award during an Idaho Statesman photo shoot.
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Idaho's 5A, 4A, and 3A high school football players of the year share what it means to them to receive the award during an Idaho Statesman photo shoot.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Konner Stoneberg, Madison, QB

Capable of throwing from the pocket or on the run, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior captain passed for 2,400 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 645 yards and 13 more scores for a state semifinal squad.

Jake Roper, Rocky Mountain, RB

Despite missing 3  1/2 games because of a knee injury, the 5-10, 193-pound senior took over in the playoffs to help Rocky win its first state title. Roper finished with 159 carries for 1,146 yards and 15 TDs.

Bucky Schrader, Eagle, RB

The 5A Southern Idaho Conference Offensive Player of the Year collected 1,460 rushing yards with 29 touchdowns. “Unique rushing style,” Eagle coach Paul Peterson said of the 5-10, 195-pound senior.

Josh Crane, Madison, WR

The Bobcats’ leading scorer was named the 5A High Country Conference Player of the Year with 1,058 receiving yards for 11 scores. The 5-11 senior also had seven punt/kick returns for touchdowns.

Sam Brixey, Capital, WR

The 6-4, 180-pound senior and defending 5A state champ in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles showcased his speed by setting Capital’s single-season receiving record with 1,168 yards and 11 TDs.

Joe Farris, Mountain View, WR

Averaging 16.9 yards per catch, the 6-0, 175-pound senior set single-season school records for receptions (66), receiving yards (1,102) and receiving TDS (nine), as well as the single-game yardage mark (185).

Zack Bennett, Rocky Mountain, OL

The 6-3, 265-pound senior left tackle with offers from Nebraska and Iowa helped clear the way for a team that averaged 301.5 rushing yards per game. “Dominant,” Rocky coach Scott Criner said.

Brett Carter, Mountain View, OL

The leader of the Mavericks’ O-line as a three-year starter and team captain, the 6-4, 275-pound senior paved the way for a state runner-up team that averaged 48.3 points and 511 yards per game.

Zach Redd, Rocky Mountain, OL

Every play for the state champs started with the 6-2, 283-pound junior center, who is receiving interest from BSU, Washington and Arizona, coach Scott Criner said. Redd helped Rocky average 407.7 yards per game.

Payton Berry, Madison, OL

The Bobcats proved to be one of the most dominant passing teams in the state, accumulating 2,557 yards through the air and 35.5 points per game. Berry, a 6-3, 280-pound senior center, got the ball rolling.

Jacob Molenaar, Capital, OL

At 6-3, 330 pounds, the senior was a mammoth on the line, playing guard and center. “Once Jacob gets locked into a defender, he mauls them,” Capital coach Todd Simis said. He is committed to Idaho State.

Jonah Dalmas, Rocky Mountain, K

Also a standout soccer player with a state runner-up finish this fall, the 5-9, 155-pound junior made 11-of-14 field-goal attempts, with a long of 51 yards, which is a school record. Dalmas was 43-of-45 on PATs.

DEFENSE

Wayne Kirby, Highland, DL

An All-Idaho first-team pick for the second year in a row, the 6-3, 305-pound senior has multiple FBS offers, coach Gino Mariani said. Kirby totaled 44 tackles, five sacks, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

Tommy Togiai, Highland, DL

Only a sophomore, the 6-3, 285-pounder benched 225 pounds 25 times in fall camp. Togiai collected season totals of 46 tackles, seven sacks, nine tackles for loss and returned one fumble for a touchdown.

Esai Longoria, Vallivue, DL

The Montana commit lands on the All-Idaho first team for the second year in a row. The 6-3, 285-pound senior accumulated 56 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Kenton Bartlett, Centennial, DL

The 5A SIC Defensive Player of the Year has multiple FBS offers, coach David Koch said, after racking up 93 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one safety, two INTs and three defensive touchdowns.

Jared Gibson, Mountain View, LB

The leading tackler for the state runner-up Mavericks with 78, the 6-1, 190-pound senior added five tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions for a defense that allowed 14.3 points per game.

Kyle Frazier, Rocky Mountain, LB

Led the state champions in tackles with 109 while collecting eight tackles for loss and six sacks. “One of the top defenders in the 5A SIC,” Rocky coach Scott Criner said of the 6-0, 209-pound junior.

Connor Wills, Madison, LB

The 5A High Country Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year averaged 11.4 tackles per game with 137 total stops this season. The 6-0, 200-pound senior added 17.5 tackles for loss and seven blocked kicks.

Calin Criner, Rocky Mountain, DB

A jack of all trades with 831 all-purpose yards and seven TDs, the 5-10, 185-pound senior was the Grizzlies’ defensive leader. Criner posted 96 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three interceptions and two sacks.

Jace Richter, Mountain View, DB

The 5-11, 170-pound junior was a menace to opposing quarterbacks with seven interceptions, plus 48 tackles and two tackles for loss. “Fantastic athlete,” Mountain View coach Judd Benedick said.

Moses Nyirakomini, Rocky Mountain, DB

Described as a “true shut-down corner” with the potential to play at the next level, the 5-9, 165-pound senior finished with 39 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack and three interceptions.

Brittan Bell, Highland, DB

An All-Idaho second-team selection in 2014, the 5-9, 165-pound senior totaled 33 tackles, three tackles for loss and two interceptions this year. “Tremendous tackler,” Highland coach Gino Mariani said.

Jonah Dalmas, Rocky Mountain, P

An All-Idaho first-team pick on both sides of the ball, the 5-9, 155-pound junior proved to be a weapon on special teams, totaling 1,480 yards on 35 punts for an average of 42.3 yards per punt for the state champions.

5A ALL-IDAHO FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

 

POSITION

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

Quarterback

Colton Richardson

Junior

Lewiston

Running back

David Ames

Junior

Skyline

Running back

Pedro King

Senior

Nampa

Wide receiver

Chris Hugon

Senior

Borah

Wide receiver

Zach Anderson

Senior

Madison

Wide receiver

Kempton Sharp

Senior

Lewiston

Line

Nate Jensen

Senior

Coeur d’Alene

Line

Chase Owen

Senior

Skyline

Line

Valentino Daltoso

Senior

Boise

Line

Joesph Tonga

Senior

Nampa

Line

Kolby Mumm

Junior

Madison

Kicker

Matias Lamberti

Senior

Mtn. View

DEFENSE

 

POSITION

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

Line

Casey Erickson

Senior

Madison

Line

Kody Walker

Senior

Mtn. View

Line

Hunter Eborn

Senior

Highland

Line

Zarrek Birch

Junior

Madison

Linebacker

Aren Manu

Junior

Highland

Linebacker

Jacob Sprague

Senior

Boise

Linebacker

Gunner Sciortino

Senior

Post Falls

Defensive back

Brock Davis

Senior

Skyline

Defensive back

Preston Bourgaard

Senior

Post Falls

Defensive back

Mason Foltz

Senior

Highland

Defensive back

Bridger Blakeslee

Senior

Hillcrest

Punter

Matias Lamberti

Senior

Mtn. View

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