Skyview High School
Conference: 4A Southern Idaho Conference
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Head Coach: David Young
Years as Head Coach: 14th Season
Previous Experience: Assistant at Idaho Falls High School for eight years.
Record Last Year: 3-7
State Titles: None
Isaiah Schlegel, WR/DB, Sr
DeMonte Horton, WR/DB, Jr
Harris Villanueva, DB, Sr
Connor Lofthus, DB, Sr
Andre Bevry, WR/DB, Sr
Austin Lister, RB/LB, Sr
Cameron Clark, LB, Sr
AJ Hertz, LB, Sr
Darin Gusters, OL/LB, Sr
Adam Nebel, OL/DL, Sr
Owen Rockwood, OL/DL, Sr
Pedro Galvan, OL/DL, Sr
Andrew Wymore, OL, Sr
Caleb Acevedo, OL/DL, Sr
Fili Church, TE/DL, Sr
Kyle Pierce, WR, Sr
Returning Players with Honors:
Kyle Pierce: 1st Team All State and 1st Team All-Conference Wide receiver
Owen Rockwood: 2nd Team All-Conference Defensive line and an Honorable Mention Offensive line
Fili Church: 2nd Team All-Conference Tight end
Pedro Galvan: 2nd Team All-Conference Offensive line
Key Players lost from last year:
Cody Ghighina: Two-year starter at Running back. He was a fast and explosive game changer.
Trevor Hatch: AKA Mr. Versatility. Played outside linebacker, Inside Linebacker, Defensive line, Tight end, Offensive line.
Taylor Copeland: Linebacker that would run through a brick wall.
Tanner Tracht: All-State corner who would battle with the best WRs in the state.
Photo By: Steve Conner - #83 Fili Church
Incoming impact players:
Davis Young, Defensive back, Junior
Wyatt Storer, Quarterback, Sophomore
Tyler Crowe, Running back/Linebacker, Sophomore
Written by: Lucas Gebhart
David Young has high expectations for his Skyview Hawks in the 2016 season.
The offense will hope to see much needed health from the offensive front, something which did not happen in the 2015 season.
“Our passing attack should be as efficient as ever,” Young said. “Last year, our offensive line was young and endured many injuries. After week 2 we did not start the same offensive line in consecutive games for the rest of the season.”
Injuries plagued the Hawks last season, leading to a 3-7 season, a record that Young hopes to improve.
With a new quarterback at the helm, a fresh-faced running back and a more experienced offensive line, he has reason for that hope.
Wyatt Storer, just a sophomore, will be the starting quarterback for Skyview. Joining him in the backfield will be fellow sophomore Tyler Crowe at running back, who will replace two-year starter Cody Ghighina.
“[Cody] was a fast and explosive game-changer,” Young said of his former running back.
Also lost to graduation is Mr. Versatility, Trevor Hatch.
Last season, Hatch could be found at both outside and inside linebacker, offensive and defensive line and tight end. His ability to play snaps not only on both sides of the football, but also at multiple different positions on each of those sides, is something that the Hawks will miss dearly this season.
Defensively the Hawks will also have to do without All-State corner Tanner Tracht, who would be tasked with shutting down the best wide receivers on a weekly basis. Replacing Tracht’s leadership and ability will be Davis Young, who is entering his junior season.
“Last year we set team records on defense against the pass,” Young proudly stated. “That really means we were not very good against the run, so we will look to stop the run and make teams beat us through the air.”
In order to stop the run, the Hawks will have to depend on their front seven, led by Owen Rockwood, Pedro Galvan, Adam Nebel, and Caleb Acevedo on the defensive line.
“We also add in Cameron Clark, AJ Hertz, Fili Church, and Tyler Crowe at linebacker spots to be tough, physical and athletic,” Young added. “Our focus will be to stop the run.”
The key for Skyview this season will be something they did not do last year, stay healthy. If the Hawks can accomplish this and win the turnover battle, look for them to be a potential sleeper in the Southern Idaho Conference.