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Salmon River High School

School Info
Conference: 1AD2 Long Pin Conference
Classification: 1A D2

Head Coach: Charlie Shepherd

Years as Head Coach: 7

Previous Experience: Assistant at Salmon River four years prior to becoming head coach.

Record Last Year: 12-0

State Titles: 1999, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013

Who do you have coming back this year?
#20-Jimmy Shepherd, #16-Payton Herzig, #40-Devan Buys

Any Returning Players with Honors?
Jimmy Shepherd - 1st Team Receiver and Defensive Back. All State and All Conference

Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
(Leighton Vander Esch - QB and Linebacker)
(Terrun Zolman - Receiver and Linebacker)
(McCoy Hale - Running Back and Linebacker)
(Trent Perkins - Offensive and Defensive Line)
(Thomas Mead - Offensive Line and Defensive End)
(Nolan Richerson - Offensive and Defensive Line)
(Fred Taylor - Center)

Photo By: Clayton Bunt - #20 Jimmy Shepherd
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We have a lot of talented receivers with a senior captain in Jimmy Shepherd who will run the offense from any position.

Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We need to develop experience.

As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We are fast and physical

Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We need to develop experience.

Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
"Not Yet". We aren't ready to step down from being #1 yet.

What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
I'm most excited about being the "underdog" this year.

For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Council! They will want revenge for losing to us in the state championship game last fall.

What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
The speed in which our younger players mature. Lack of varsity experience from last year's team mean they have to learn quickly this year.

If you could change one rule in high school football, what would it be?
I would take punting out of the game. It's boring and we don't do it.

Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
I underachieved as a player and as a coach I can impress on the kids to do the very best they can because they only have one chance.

What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Great parents, great faculty, great boosters and a great facility.

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