High School Football

4A Southern Idaho Conference football players to watch

Bishop Kelly running back Luke Burley returns for his senior season.
Bishop Kelly running back Luke Burley returns for his senior season. Idaho Statesman file

LUKE BURLEY, RB, BISHOP KELLY

The reigning first-team all-4A Southern Idaho Conference selection is set to have an even bigger year in 2016 after sharing carries last season. The senior led the three-time state champ on the ground with 916 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. The Knights will still spread the ball around between Burley and juniors Rex Irby and Khalil Forehand, who formed three-fourths of the 4x100-meter state championship team, giving defenses plenty to prepare for this season.

MITCHEL MAXFIELD, TE/LB, EMMETT

The 2015 3A Snake River Valley’s co-defensive player of the year and 3A All-Idaho first-team pick at linebacker will lead the Huskies’ return to the 4A classification. The 6-3, 223-pound two-way starter has offers from Idaho State and the College of Idaho, coach Mike Schroeder said.

“Physically, I think he’s going to be a great edge player for us,” Schroeder said.

LUC OVERTON, WR/CB, EMMETT

Another dynamic component of Emmett’s run to the 3A state title, the 6-1, 184-pound senior led the Huskies with 855 receiving yards and 13 TDs. Overton landed on the All-Idaho first team on both sides of the ball, and he owns an offer from Idaho State, Schroeder said.

“Luc is a very fundamentally sound athlete on both sides of the ball,” Skyview coach David Young said.

KYLE PIERCE, WR, SKYVIEW

The 6-3, 190-pound senior led Skyview to the state playoffs for the sixth year in a row with 81 receptions for 956 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning All-Idaho and all-4A SIC first-team honors.

He’ll create matchup problems because of his size and speed. Pierce finished second in the 400 meters (50.54 seconds) and sixth in the 200 (23.36) at the 4A state track meet in May.

RETURNING ALL-IDAHO PLAYERS

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

Yr.

Team

WR

Kyle Pierce

Sr.

Skyview

WR

Luc Overton#

Sr.

Emmett

DL

Marc Oribio#

Sr.

Emmett

LB

Mitchel Maxfield#

Sr.

Emmett

LB

Spencer Keene#

Jr.

Emmett

DB

Luc Overton#

Sr.

Emmett

SECOND TEAM

Pos.

Name

Yr.

Team

TE

Chase Downs

Sr.

Middleton

P

Ben Hruby

Sr.

BK

 

# returning 3A All-Idaho pick

RETURNING ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS

First team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

Team

POY

Mitchel Maxfield#

Sr.

Emmett

RB

Luke Burley

Sr.

BK

WR

Kyle Pierce

Sr.

Skyview

WR

Luc Overton#

Sr.

Emmett

TE

Chase Downs

Sr.

Midd.

OL

Jarvis Orr

Sr.

Midd.

KR

D.J. Crump#

Jr.

Emmett

LB

Jaden Coombs

Sr.

Midd.

LB

Spencer Keene#

Jr.

Emmett

DB

Cody Trautman

Sr.

Kuna

DB

Luc Overton#

Sr.

Emmett

DL

Marc Oribio#

Jr.

Emmett

Second team

RB

Jaden Coombs

Sr.

Midd.

RB

Jerred Monnier*

Sr.

Vallivue

WR

Vince Sengelmann

Sr.

BK

TE

Fili Church

Sr.

Skyview

TE

Kade Linder*

Sr.

Ridgevue

OL

Pedro Galvan

Sr.

Skyview

OL

Dan Cantrell

Sr.

BK

OL

Cody Yates#

Jr.

Emmett

OL

Ryder Conklin#

Sr.

Emmett

K

Ernesto Perez

Sr.

Kuna

LB

Chase Conrad

Sr.

Midd.

LB

Ben Hruby

Sr.

BK

LB

Michael Walker#

Jr.

Emmett

DB

Rex Irby

Jr.

BK

DB

D.J. Crump#

Jr.

Emmett

P

Ben Hruby

Sr.

BK

Honorable mention

QB

Bronson King

Sr.

BK

RB

DJ Hagler

Sr.

Midd.

RB

Josh Rumsey

Sr.

Kuna

WR

DeMonte Horton

Jr.

Skyview

WR

D.J. Crump#

Jr.

Emmett

TE

Mitchel Maxfield#

Sr.

Emmett

TE

Jake Lockett#

Sr.

Emmett

OL

Chase Spangler

Sr.

Kuna

OL

Owen Rockwood

Sr.

Skyview

OL

Preston Simpson#

Sr.

Emmett

LB

DJ Hagler

Sr.

Midd.

LB

Darin Gusters

Sr.

Skyview

LB

Caleb Huntley

Sr.

MH

LB

Chase Downs

Sr.

Midd.

DB

Harris Villanueva

Sr.

Skyview

DB

Chris Wright

Sr.

MH

P

Mitch Beitia

Jr.

Midd.

 

* returning 5A SIC selection

# returning 3A SRV selection

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