As of Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Idaho Statesman named its all-state football players last weekend.
Three Grangeville players nabbed first team honors: running back Jake Kaschmitter, who tallied 6.0 yards per carry, 1,087 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns; wide receiver Austin Parks, who totaled 48 catches for 893 yards and 14 scores; and Cole Lindsley, who split time at defensive end and linebacker, and booked 36 tackles.
Also getting the nod in Idaho’s coaches poll are second-team quarterback Layton Harris and lineman Jakob Layman. Parks was dubbed a second-team defensive back with season stats including five interceptions, three blocked kicks and a punt return touchdown.
In the 1A ranks, first-team awards went to Prairie, Kamiah and Salmon River athletes. Prairie quarterback Jake Bruner was awarded the honor for both his offense and defense, pacing PHS with 2,921 passing yards, 937 rushing yards and a combined total of 50 offensive touchdowns. Defensively, Bruner notched four sacks and eight tackles for loss among 66.5 total tackles, as well as 22 passes defended.
Prairie receiver Isaiah Shears earned recognition for his two-way play, tallying 1,087 receiving yards on 54 receptions with 11 touchdowns in addition to 23 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks from defensive end.
Prairie lineman Phillip Spencer earned a first-team offense nod for protecting Bruner as a blocker, and linebacker Calvin Hinkelman earned a first-team defense nod with a team-high 84 tackles including 22 for loss and 7.5 sacks.
PHS defensive back Lucas Wemhoff was named to the second team.
Kamiah lineman Lars Kludt earned first-team recognition on both sides of the ball, and paved the way for first-team running back Taylor McAlister, who averaged nearly 11 yards per carry on 102 carries for 22 scores. When on defense, Kludt booked nine sacks and consistently caused chaos in the offensive backfield. Parker Whipple got the first team nod for his play at defensive back.
Salmon River nabbed two first-team defensive selections, as lineman Gabe Gonzalez and linebacker Beau’d Hopkins each cracked the list. Gonzalez posted 104 tackles including 7.5 sacks as well as two fumble recoveries. Hopkins posted 113 tackles, six sacks, three picks and three fumble recoveries in the center of the Savages defense.
Gonzalez also got a second-team nod among the three Salmon River players so named. The list also held room for running back Devin Buys and defensive back Canyon Harper.