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Lakeland High School

School Info
Conference: 4A Inland Empire League
Classification: 4A

Head Coach: Tim Kiefer

Years as Head Coach: 12

Previous Experience: 5 years Timberlake HS, 1 year at Lewiston, 2 years Bonners Ferry

Record Last Year: 6-4

State Titles: 1988, 1989

Assistant Coaches:
Cort Milks, Terry Kiefer, Rick Anderson, Jimmy Hoffman, Curt Carr, Al Bevacqua, Bill Ryan, Brandon Robinson

Who do you have coming back this year?
Clayton Marshall ss 5'8" 170;
Chris Washburn lb 5’9” 185;
Britt Dickens RB 5’9” 185;
Tyrel Derrick qb 6’0” 180;
Cade Coffey K 6’2” 190;
Dalton Strong. DE, 5’10” 185;
Zeke Wiess FS 5’10 175;
Michel Bodak Slot 5’5 155;
Taylor Lunsford OL 5’10 270;
Casey Close OL DL 6’3 255;
Gavin Whitesitt DE/WR 6’4” 190;
Logan Moffett OL 6’3 270;
Tuekota Tate-Vandever RB/LB 5’5 170;
Dylan Piva RB/LB 6’1 190;
Keanon Nauman LB 6’0 185;
Jason Rose WR, 5’10 175;
KennyZaken OL/DL 6’0 190;
Kenny Cooper QB/DB 5’10 170;
Riley Crane WR/DB 5’10 175;
Tyler Utecht OL/DL 6’1 205;
Killian Estes LB/FB 6’1 195;
Brian Howell F/S TE 6’1 195;

Any Returning Players with Honors?
Tyrel Derrick IEL Offensive POY, Dylan Piva all league LB. Brian Howell All league TE, Tuekota Tate All league RB, Chris Washburn all league LB. Kenny Cooper All League CB

Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Tyler Finlay, One of the most explosive players I have coached. Colton Butcher, Hard Working fast strong player

Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Dylan Piva, ILB/RB, Senior;
Chris Washburn, ILB/RB, Senior;
Tuekota Tate, ILB/RB;
Gavin Whitesitt WR/DE;

As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Second year in our offensive scheme and we have a lot of returning players that have some experience under their belt. Without a doubt we want to run the ball, our goal is to establish the run this year, we have a larger offensive line than what we have had in the past few years, our kids had to play with attitude because they lacked size. This year my hopes are with this group to see the combination of both attitude and size. We would like to spread the carries out and utilize our talents, we have several kids I would to see get at least 10 touches per game. That said, I don’t mean to imply we can’t throw the ball, Tyrel is a very capable QB in this regard. He is a tremendous dual threat QB.

Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Consistency, Execution, Effort Three areas where there is always room for improvement…Score more points that the other team.

As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We want to stop the run, by making great decisions and using great effort.

Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Create more turnovers.

Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Brotherhood, accountability, Industriousness.

What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
We have great character kids!

For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Sandpoint…Moscow…To go to state.

What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Staying healthy.

If you could change one rule in high school football, what would it be?
I would change the coaches box enforcement…the rules have us trapped in an area that is crowded…I’m a pacer…I need to pace.

Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
Extracurricular activities in general (especially football) provides the best avenue to have a positive influence on young people.

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