Valley High School
Conference: 1AD1 Snake River Conference
Classification: 1A D1
Head Coach: Brian Ayers
Years as Head Coach: 8
Previous Experience: Assistant at Valley High School 12 years
Record Last Year: 2-6
State Titles: 1990
Bern Mussmann, Ryon Jarvis, Kevin Black, Erich Buschhorn, Brayden Cantu
Who do you have coming back this year?
Jason Montgomery – Guard, LB, Senior;
Cole Lickley – TE, LB, Senior;
Doug Elorrieta – Guard, DE, Junior;
Kaleb Burk – RB, LB, Junior;
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Jason Montgomery – All Conference. Kaleb Burk – All Conference. Doug Elorrieta – All Conference.
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Jesse Nelson – WR, DB, playing experience and deep threat. Riley Waters – WR, DB, coverage and possession receiving.
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Garrett Mussmann, WR, CB, JR;
Ben Taylor, WR, DB, JR;
Taylor Coates, RB, DB, JR;
Jake Nelson, OL, RB, LB, JR;
Jake Henry, WR, DB, JR;
Juan Damian, OL, DL, JR;
Lorenzo Ramirez, OL, DL, JR;
Photo By: Kelly Magee - #7 Cole Lickley
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Strong receiving corp. with Taylor throwing to Lickley, Henry, and Mussmann and rounded out with a strong run attack with Burk and Coates.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Will need to improve offensive line play from last year and make the blocking adjustments necessary to move to the 8 man ranks.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Defensively we are still in the transition phase from 11 to 8 man. Focus for defense is creating turnovers because stops in 8 man are hard to come by!
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
The transition from 11 to 8 man.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Raft River and Oakley both games will be indicative of our placement in the state ranks.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Trust in teammates
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
To teach life through the game of football
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Support of administration and community