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Rigby’s Mitchell Hernandez gets all star honor despite missing 2014 football season

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

A text message popped up on Mitchell Hernandez’s phone. The Rigby High School senior read it, processed it, smiled and teared up. The text came from JP Francia, the father of Hernandez’s football teammate Connor Francia, telling Hernandez that he’d join Connor on the 2015 District 6 senior all-star football team. Hernandez, a linebacker, received [...]

Rigby to host Heads Up Football clinic Saturday

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Youth and high school football coaches from Idaho will participate in an interactive player safety clinic Saturday at Rigby High School. The clinic will focus on the Heads Up Football program, an initiative led by USA Football that focuses on player safety, particularly concussion prevention, according to Becca DuPont of Dittoe Public Relations. Approximately 50 [...]

Title-winning Snake River seniors reunite at District 5/6 All Star Game

By • May 21st, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Nine Snake River High School football seniors get another chance to play as a team, only they have to play alongside bitter rivals. The nine Panthers — Payden Dalley, Damon Dance, Chandler Ellis, Nate Gelles, Cutler Howell, Cole Hrabik, David Serna, Alonzo Trejo and Shad Walker — were named to the District 5 roster for [...]

Josh Stewart leaves Ririe for assistant position at Shelley

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Josh Stewart is leaving the school that gave him his first head coaching job. Stewart, 36, resigned as head football coach at Ririe High School last week to take a job as an assistant coach and social studies teacher at Shelley. “I’m excited to be apart of Shelley’s staff,” Stewart said in a phone interview [...]

Firth’s Jackson Thompson to compete in football and track at the College of Idaho

By • Apr 18th, 2015 • Category: Football, News, Recruiting, Track

Most multi-sport high school athletes are forced to make a choice when their prep playing days are over: pick one sport to keep playing and drop another that they’ve competed in for most of their young lives. Firth High School senior Jackson Thompson is one of the lucky ones; he didn’t have to make that [...]

Shelley names offensive coordinator Jake Monahan its new head football coach

By • Mar 17th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Jake Monahan was teaching a class at Shelley High School on Monday morning when athletic director Dave Hadley knocked on his door. Hadley told Monahan to come with him to the principal’s office. That three-minute walk felt like hours for Monahan, the offensive coordinator for the Shelley football team. “I knew that I was going [...]

Bonneville lineman Conlan Smith signs with Montana Western

By • Feb 21st, 2015 • Category: Football, News, Recruiting

Montana Western signed yet another eastern Idaho football player Friday. Bonneville High School lineman Conlan Smith signed his letter of intent Friday afternoon to play for the Bulldogs. Smith becomes the sixth area player, and second from Bonneville, to sign with Montana Western. “I’m excited that I finally know where I’m going to go,” Smith [...]

Blackfoot receiver Matt Peterson signs with Idaho State

By • Feb 6th, 2015 • Category: Football, News, Recruiting

Blackfoot High School athlete Matt Peterson still hadn’t made up his mind about where he would play college football on Wednesday’s NCAA National Signing Day. Then, Idaho State informed Peterson some money became available. The Bengals offered him a full-ride scholarship. Peterson didn’t even need a day to think about it. He signed his letter [...]

Bonneville’s Smith headed to Montana Western

By • Feb 5th, 2015 • Category: Football, News, Recruiting

The black and red Montana Western jerseys and helmet were spread out on the table in front of Bonneville High School’s Brad Smith on Wednesday as he prepared to sign his letter of intent to play football for the Bulldogs. It didn’t take the crowd of friends and family long to comment on the color [...]

Rigby’s Cano signs with Idaho State

By • Feb 5th, 2015 • Category: Football, News, Recruiting

RIGBY — Tristan Cano sat in front of a crowd of friends and family and right next to a giant Idaho State University-themed cake when he put pen to paper declaring his football intentions. The Rigby High School senior, a three-year varsity player for the Trojans, signed his national letter of intent to play football [...]