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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.

Photos by Brad Barlow, B2X Photo

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.

First Team

QB Hayden Livingston (6-1, 175, Sr.), Rigby

Hayden Livingston Quarterback Rigby Trojans

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)

Josh Crane Madison

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)

Second Team

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)

Connor Wills Madison

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.

First Team


DL Wayne Kirby (6-3, 305, Sr.), Highland (Pocatello)
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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)

LB Solo Taylor (6-3, 215, Sr.), Rigby
Solo Taylor Rigby Trojans

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)

Second Team

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.