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Blackfoot grad Clarke joins Carroll football coaching staff

By • Jul 24th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Anthony Clarke’s coaching career will begin where his playing career recently ended. Clarke, a former Blackfoot High School and Boise State football player, was hired Wednesday to be an offensive assistant coach for the Carroll College football team. Clarke, who graduated from the Helena, Mont., college this spring, will focus on the wide receivers, with [...]

Former NFL lineman Mark Asper joins Bonneville coaching staff

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

A recently retired NFL player will be roaming the sidelines for Bonneville High School this fall. That former player is Mark Asper, a 2004 Bonneville graduate who played offensive line for the University of Oregon and for six NFL teams. This week, he was hired as Bonneville’s offensive line coach and running game coordinator, pending [...]

Former ISU punter named to U.S. Men’s National Football Team; June 3 local roundup

By • Jun 4th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Football, News

Former Idaho State University punter Dan Zeidman was selected to play for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2015 International Federation of American Football World Championship. Zeidman, 29, is one of 45 players on the U.S. team, assembled by USA Football. The U.S. is one of seven nations represented in the world championship, along [...]

Idaho Mustangs and Blackfoot Anarchy field multiple local high school grads

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

POCATELLO — Many college-age former high school football players from eastern Idaho play the sport in an organized fashion. But they’re not on college teams. In fact, many of their teammates and opponents are two to three times older than them. These 18 to 22 year-old men play for the Idaho Mustangs and the Blackfoot [...]

Ririe hires Jim Newton as head football coach

By • May 29th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Jim Newton gave Ririe High School one key selling point during his interview for the head football coaching position. “I’m not going anywhere,” he told his interviewers. Newton, 36, was interviewed Tuesday. On Wednesday, Ririe hired him as its head football coach, replacing Josh Stewart, who took an offensive assistant position and teaching job at [...]

Heads Up clinic in Rigby aimed to improve football player safety

By • May 24th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

RIGBY — Concussions ended Scott Criner’s football career. Saturday, Criner helped teach coaches how to prevent that same fate. Criner is the head football coach at Rocky Mountain High School, and he’s Idaho’s lone USA Football Master Trainer. He helped organize Saturday’s USA Football’s Heads Up Football Player Safety Clinic at Rigby High School. The [...]

District 5/6 All Star Game serves as college tuneup for several District 6 players

By • May 23rd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

The majority of players at the District 5/6 Senior All-Star Game won’t play college football. But several will, and many of them shined for District 6. The District 6 All Stars rolled over District 5 on Friday at Thunder Stadium by a score of 33-12 in the annual football all-star game. It served as a [...]

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

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Features, 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 [...]