Kimberly High School
Conference: 3A Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference
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Head Coach: Rich Bishop
Years as Head Coach: 4th Season
Previous Experience: 14 years assistant in Kimberly and 2 years assistant in Jerome
Record Last Year: 5-4
State Titles: None
Zach Wright, QB, 12
Canyon Olsen, RB/LB, 12
Mason Egbert, Slot WR/DB, 12
Braden Coronado, WR/FS, 12
Braden Cummins, WR/DB, 12
Josiah Schroeder, RB/LB, 12
Tristan Benavidez, DE, 12
Nick Christensen, OL/DL, 12
Noah Heath, OL, 11
Collin Glass, OL/LB, 11
Bowdy Siegers, OL/DL, 11
Returning Players with Honors:
Zach Wright, All-Conference QB
Braden Coronado, All-Conference WR
Braden Cummins, All-Conference WR
Tristan Benavidez, All Conference DL
Josiah Scroeder, All-Conference RB
Noah Heath, All-Conference OL
Collin Glass, All-Conference OL
Mason Egbert, All-Conference DB
Braden Cummins, All-Conference DB
Key Players lost from last year:
Trevor Johnson, ILB, led the Bulldog defense from the middle. Great leader and good tackler.
Dillon Ellis and Tyler Holland on the offensive and defensive lines. Two good leaders.
Photo By: Kelly Magee - #12 Mason Egbert
Incoming impact players:
Carson Schvaneveldt, OLB, 11
Allan Palmer, OLB, 11
Blake Phillips, Slot WR/DB, 10
Jaylen Staker, OL/DL, 11
Cody Schiess, OL/DL, 11
Written by: Sven Alskog
Looking for a potential sleeper in the 3A classification this season?
Enter the Kimberly Bulldogs.
Led by the return of seven defensive starters and every skill position starter on offense, fourth year Head Coach Rich Bishop seems set to take the harnesses off what is now an experienced group of Bulldogs.
All-Conference quarterback Zach Wright has all of his weapons back on offense, led by fellow All-Conference honorees at the receiver position in a pair of Braden's, Braden Coronado and Braden Cummins. Slot receiver Mason Egbert has been a three year starter and is a go-to option.
There is one key focus area for improvement on the offensive side of the ball.
"We want to improve our running game for more ball control," said Bishop.
Those efforts will be piloted by an offensive line returning all but one starter.
Defensively Kimberly was up and down last season, giving up over 38 points on five separate occasions, but also holding three opponents below 20.
"We have to be better in every aspect of the game defensively. We hope to improve upon a decent run defense from last year, and vastly improve our pass defense," said Bishop.
With plenty of returners, the experience factor could play a big role.
"Good speed on the outside and secondary with good size and quickness on the defensive line. Three Year Starter Tristan Benavidez heads up the defensive line with the secondary held down by returners [including] Mason Egbert, a three year starter, Braden Cummins, Braden Coronado and Zach Wright," said Bishop.
If the Bulldogs can stay healthy, the head man is excited about the group he has in place.
"A great group of senior leaders with a superb underclassmen group to support them," said Bishop. "This group of men enjoy playing with each other and work well together."
Kimberly won't have to travel far for the first two games of the season, hosting American Falls and Declo prior to travelling to Burley. What could be a pivotal matchup at Gooding will take place on September 30.