High School Football

2015 4A 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

Hayden Livingston, Rigby, QB

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound senior threw for 1,787 yards and 18 TDs, adding 1,126 yards and 17 TDs on the ground. His big arm and elite speed have drawn an offer from Air Force, Rigby coach Randy Waite said.

Cody Ghighina, Skyview, RB

The 5-9, 190-pound senior repeats as a first-team All-Idaho pick after rushing for 1,177 yards and 13 TDs while averaging 7.7 yards per carry. He was a threat to score every time he touched the ball.

Peyton Bailey, Minico, RB

Everyone knew the 6-0, 180-pound senior was going to get the ball. But opponents still struggled to stop Bailey as he racked up 26 total TDs and ran for 1,400 yards while averaging 8.8 yards per carry.

Kyle Pierce, Skyview, WR

The 6-3, 170-pound junior didn’t become Skyview’s top receiver until halfway through the season. But he still hauled in 81 catches for 956 yards and 14 TDs, including a 19-catch performance in the playoffs.

Wyatt McCormick-Cox, Sandpoint, WR

The 6-3, 195-pound senior was a steady force for the Bulldogs all season. But he stepped it up in the playoffs to lead Sandpoint to the finals, finishing with 59 catches for 1,150 yards and 15 TDs.

Gunner Gibson, Wood River, TE

The 6-1, 225-pound senior drew double coverage nearly every time he took the field. But defenses still couldn’t contain him as he caught 42 passes for 1,113 yards and 14 TDs, averaging 26.5 yards per catch.

Carlos Collado, Sandpoint, OL

The 6-5, 240-pound senior makes the jump from second-team honors as the Bulldogs averaged 37.3 points per game. The three-year starter starts on both sides of the ball, the only Sandpoint player to do so.

Harris Irwin, Bishop Kelly, OL

The 6-2, 250-pound two-way starter for the past two years helped the Knights run for 286.7 yards per game and 5.9 yards per carry. BK’s right guard is also a first-team All-Idaho pick as a defensive lineman.

Caden Finkley, Bishop Kelly, OL

The 6-1, 245-pound senior repeats as a first-team All-Idaho offensive lineman. The right tackle teamed with Harris Irwin to form a dominant duo on the right side of the Knights’ line as BK completed a three-peat.

Kole Bailey, Twin Falls, OL

Standing at 6-5, 285 pounds, the senior has committed to the Broncos and will enroll at Boise State in January. The left tackle helped the Bruins keep the ball on the ground all year, averaging 6.7 yards per carry.

Chris Barber, Rigby, OL

The 6-4, 275-pound junior helped the Trojans average 31.1 points per game to reach the semifinals for the second year in a row. Rigby coach Randy Waite said his left tackle “is a great pass protector and drive blocker.”

Chris Hansen, Century, K

The 5-10, 175-pound senior made 7-of-9 field goals, including a 45-yarder that forced opponents to weigh field position in their play calling. He also was a weapon on kickoffs, sending 48-of-51 for touchbacks.

DEFENSE

Caden Finkley, Bishop Kelly, DL

The two-way, first-team All-Idaho pick led a Knights’ defense that held opponents to 17.6 points and 283 yards per game. The tackle topped the Knights’ defensive line with 64 tackles and added two sacks.

Harris Irwin, Bishop Kelly, DL

Another two-way, first-team All-Idaho pick in the trenches for the Knights, the 6-2, 250-pound defensive end racked up 57 tackles, two sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered two more.

Kyler Ray, Kuna, DL

The 6-3, 205-pound senior and co-4A SIC Defensive Player of the Year harassed offensive linemen all year for 55.5 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He also posed a threat on special teams, where he blocked four punts.

Marcos Galindo, Bishop Kelly, DL

The 6-0, 235-pound senior rounded out a defensive front that propelled the Knights to a third straight title. The defensive tackle finished with 55 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery, which he returned for a TD.

Paul Sundquist, Sandpoint, LB

The 6-2, 215-pound senior was the heart of the Bulldogs’ defense, finishing with 162 tackles, six sacks and five forced fumbles, making big play after big play for Sandpoint down the stretch.

Solo Taylor, Rigby, LB

The 6-3, 215-pound senior racked up 112 tackles. Overpowering linemen and tracking from sideline to sideline has drawn him offers from Idaho, Valparaiso and San Diego, Rigby coach Randy Waite said.

Joe Sarabia, Bishop Kelly, LB

The 6-1, 215-pound senior lined up to the strong or wide side of the field. Not only did he rack up 82 tackles, but he also proved a weapon in coverage, intercepting five passes, one for a pick-six in the state final.

Travis Allumbaugh, Bishop Kelly, DB

The 5-11, 170-pound senior provided a lock-down corner in the Knights’ defense. In addition to 32 tackles and two interceptions, he also returned punts and earned second-team honors as a kicker.

Caleb Harrel, Middleton, DB

The 5-9, 180-pound senior didn’t just lead the Vikings in rushing (710 yards). He also posed a threat in the secondary, where he recorded 34 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions, including a pick-six.

Tanner Tracht, Skyview, DB

The stats for the 5-10, 165-pound senior — 17 tackles — don’t fly off the page. But few opponents dared to test the Hawks’ shutdown corner, whom Skyview put on its opponent’s best receiver each week.

Colt Engel, Sandpoint, DB

The Bulldogs played man-to-man press coverage, a strategy they couldn’t have pulled off without the 5-11, 170-pound corner. The senior broke up 19 passes, forced three fumbles and blocked three kicks.

Chris Hansen, Century, P

Hansen pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 16 times while averaging 41.7 yards per punt. “(He is) a great weapon to have handy when you need to reverse the field,” Century coach Travis Hobson said.

2015 4A ALL-IDAHO FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

 

POSITION

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

Quarterback

Davan Norris

Senior

Sandpoint

Running back

Efrain Contreras

Junior

Twin Falls

Running back

Kyle Perry

Senior

Sandpoint

Wide receiver

Jake Johnson

Senior

Kuna

Wide receiver

Dallin Blaser

Senior

Century

Tight end

Chase Downs

Junior

Middleton

Line

Trystan Villano

Senior

Pocatello

Line

Travis Davis

Senior

Sandpoint

Line

Ethan Rovig

Senior

Twin Falls

Line

Logan Lamb

Junior

Blackfoot

Line

Martin Escobedo

Senior

Caldwell

Kicker

Travis Allumbaugh

Senior

Bishop Kelly

DEFENSE

 

POSITION

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

Line

Trenton Chandler

Senior

Minico

Line

Sam Johnson

Senior

Sandpoint

Line

Evan Allen

Senior

Twin Falls

Line

Marty Emery

Senior

Kuna

Linebacker

Jake Jorgensen

Senior

Bishop Kelly

Linebacker

Dallin Hatch

Senior

Twin Falls

Linebacker

Jubal Toothman

Junior

Wood River

Defensive back

Owen Gifford

Junior

Wood River

Defensive back

Bo Byington

Senior

Rigby

Defensive back

Jon Treasure

Senior

Century

Defensive back

Caiden Oliver

Senior

Sandpoint

Punter

Ben Hruby

Junior

Bishop Kelly

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