USA Today announces ALL-USA Idaho Football Team; several local players on list
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USA TODAY High School Sports announced the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Idaho Football Team on Wednesday.
Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
Players from East Idaho are in bold.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Schroeder, Emmett
A year ago, Schroeder guided the Huskies to their first postseason appearance since 1997. This season, his fourth at the helm, he brought Emmett all the way, capping a perfect 11-0 campaign with a Class 3A state championship. Schroeder’s team averaged 51.5 points per game and outscored foes by an average of 36.6.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trey Bell, Mountain View (Meridian)
The state’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year, Bell was a big-play machine for the state finalist Mavericks (11-1). He rushed for 1,804 yards and 26 touchdowns on 206 carries, while catching 21 passes for 412 yards and another four scores.
QB Hayden Livingston (6-1, 175, Sr.), Rigby
RB Trey Bell (5-9, 165, Sr.), Mountain View (Meridian)
RB Jake Roper (5-10, 193, Sr.), Rocky Mountain (Meridian)
WR Josh Crane (5-11, 160, Sr.), Madison (Rexburg)
WR Sam Brixey (6-4, 180, Sr.), Capital (Boise)
TE Gunner Gibson (6-1, 225, Sr.), Wood River (Hailey)
OL Zack Bennett (6-3, 265, Sr.), Rocky Mountain (Meridian)
OL Kole Bailey (6-5, 285, Sr.), Twin Falls
OL Jacob Molenaar (6-3, 330, Sr.), Capital (Boise)
OL Brett Carter (6-4, 275, Sr.), Mountain View (Meridian)
OL Caden Finkley (6-1, 245, Sr.), Bishop Kelly (Boise)
QB Wyatt Williams (6-0, 175, Sr.), Gooding
RB Bucky Schrader (5-10, 195, Sr.), Eagle
RB Cody Ghighina (5-9, 190, Sr.), Skyview (Nampa)
WR Joe Farris (6-0, 175, Sr.), Mountain View (Meridian)
WR Wyatt McCormick-Cox (6-3, 195, Sr.), Sandpoint
TE Andrew Anderson (6-2, 200, Sr.), Nampa Christian
OL Zach Redd (6-2, 283, Jr.), Rocky Mountain (Meridian)
OL Payton Berry (6-2, 280, Sr.), Madison (Rexburg)
OL Doug Elorrieta (6-3, 210, Sr.), Valley (Hazelton)
OL Teagan Petross (6-1, 240, Sr.), New Plymouth
OL Bryan Bevan (6-4, 265, Sr.), Emmett
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Connor Wills, Madison (Rexburg)
Wills was the most menacing linebacker in the state, recording 137 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions on a defense that held opponents to 13.0 points per game.
DL Wayne Kirby (6-3, 305, Sr.), Highland (Pocatello)
DL Kenton Bartlett (6-3, 235, Sr.), Centennial (Boise)
DL Tommy Togiai (6-3, 285, So.), Highland (Pocatello)
DL Kyler Ray (6-3, 205, Sr.), Kuna
LB Connor Wills (6-1, 200, Sr.), Madison (Rexburg)
LB Jon Baumgardner (6-0, 225, Sr.), Bishop Kelly (Boise)
DB Calin Criner (5-10, 185, Sr.), Rocky Mountain (Meridian)
DB Jake Bruner (6-5, 205, Sr.), Prairie (Cottonwood)
DB Luc Overton (6-1, 185, Sr.), Emmett
DB Tanner Oberhansley (5-8, 160, Sr.), North Fremont (Ashton)
DL Esai Longoria (6-3, 285, Sr.), Vallivue (Caldwell)
DL Braxton Bujak (5-9, 225, So.), Nampa Christian
DL Jakobee Osborn (6-0, 255, Sr.), Homedale
DL Harris Irwin (6-2, 250, Sr.), Bishop Kelly (Boise)
LB Hilario Carrillo (6-1, 195, Sr.), Aberdeen
LB Kennon Smith (5-11, 185, Sr.), Fruitland
LB Paul Sundquist (6-2, 215, Sr.), Sandpoint
DB Brittan Bell (5-9, 165, Sr.), Highland (Pocatello)
DB Jace Richter (5-11, 170, Jr.), Mountain View (Meridian)
DB Austin Parks (5-8, 175, Sr.), Grangeville
DB Clancy Cockerham (6-2, 195, Sr.), Gooding
K/P Jonah Dalmas (5-9, 155, Jr.), Rocky Mountain (Meridian)
For the complete list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA state teams, click here.