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5A Southern Idaho Conference football players to watch

TUCKER ROVIG, QB, MOUNTAIN VIEW The senior passed for 2,363 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 169 yards and four more TDs in 2015, helping the Mavericks finish second at state. Rovig is a returning All-5A SIC first-team selection and a preseason favorite for league player of the year. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior committed to Montana State in June, and he said he also had scholarship offers from the College of Idaho and Southern Oregon. “Sneaky athleticism for a big guy,” Capital coach Todd Simis said. “Last year’s experience will only make Tucker more poised and ready to make plays.”
TUCKER ROVIG, QB, MOUNTAIN VIEW The senior passed for 2,363 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 169 yards and four more TDs in 2015, helping the Mavericks finish second at state. Rovig is a returning All-5A SIC first-team selection and a preseason favorite for league player of the year. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior committed to Montana State in June, and he said he also had scholarship offers from the College of Idaho and Southern Oregon. “Sneaky athleticism for a big guy,” Capital coach Todd Simis said. “Last year’s experience will only make Tucker more poised and ready to make plays.” Statesman file

MICAH HAGLER, RB, CAPITAL

Standing 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, the senior has the potential to be a steamroller with the football.

He played in all 11 games for the Eagles last season, totaling 179 carries for 889 yards and 12 touchdowns with one fumble.

Hagler was named to the 2015 all-5A SIC second team behind seniors Pedro King of Nampa, Jake Roper of Rocky Mountain and Jace Forrey of Borah.

ALEC KUZMACK, RT, EAGLE

It may be the year of the big guy in the 5A SIC, as Kuzmack is one of numerous linemen with the potential to play Division I football.

The 6-5, 285-pound senior committed to Washington State in July. He said he also had offers from Boise State and Colorado State.

“He’s a great technician, and he’s a team-oriented guy, “Eagle coach Paul Peterson said. “He’s quiet, but he’s obviously a big-time football player.”

ZACH REDD, C, ROCKY MOUNTAIN

Coaches throughout the state took notice of the Grizzlies’ 6-1, 270-pound offensive lineman, voting him to the All-Idaho first team in 2015.

Redd will be a four-year letterman and three-year starter for the defending state champions, who averaged 301.5 rushing yards per game last season.

Coach Scott Criner said Redd has scholarship offers from Idaho, Montana State, Portland State and Army.

“Big and strong,” Timberline coach Kirk Copeland said.

Returning all-conference players

First team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

Team

QB

Tucker Rovig

Sr.

MV

RB

Duston Taylor*

Sr.

Kuna

OL

Zach Redd

Sr.

RM

K/P

Jonah Dalmas

Sr.

RM

LB

Kyle Frazier

Sr.

RM

LB

Todd Durham

Sr.

Eagle

DB

Jace Richter

Sr.

MV

DB

Mason Haley

Sr.

Borah

DB

Josh Elsberry

Sr.

MV

DB

Cody Trautman*

Sr.

Kuna

Second team

QB

Drew Korf

Sr.

Capital

RB

Micah Hagler

Sr.

Capital

WR

Nathan Buich

Sr.

Eagle

WR

Keenan Patwell

Sr.

MV

OL

Maxim Moore

Sr.

Eagle

OL

Brandon Kipper

Sr.

Col.

Flex

Ty Hollingsworth

Sr.

Mer.

K

Ernesto Perez*

Sr.

Kuna

DB

Ryan Swanson

Sr.

Eagle

Honorable mention

QB

Devan Bridgewater

Jr.

Eagle

RB

Matt Roberts

Sr.

Timb.

RB

Josh Rumsey*

Sr.

Kuna

WR

Brady Walling

Sr.

Mer.

WR

Ollie Munch

Sr.

Boise

WR

Mason Haley

Sr.

Borah

OL

Alec Kuzmack

Sr.

Eagle

OL

Keegan Freeborn

Jr.

RM

OL

Drake Reay

Sr.

Capital

OL

Chase Spangler*

Sr.

Kuna

DL

Andrew Theobald

Sr.

Boise

DL

Daniel Boots

Sr.

MV

DL

Izaak Estrada

Sr.

Nampa

LB

Erik Haun

Sr.

MV

LB

Khalid Hardy

Sr.

MV

DB

Carter Johnson

Jr.

Capital

DB

Ramon Booker

Sr.

Boise

* returning 4A SIC selection

Returning All-Idaho players

First team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

Team

OL

Zach Redd

Sr.

RM

K/P

Jonah Dalmas

Sr.

RM

LB

Kyle Frazier

Sr.

RM

DB

Jace Richter

Sr.

MV

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